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Thermalright AXP-100: a compact CPU cooler for HTPC

After the Akasa Nero LX, it was the turn of Thermalright to officially unveil its new cooler for processors: the AXP-100. Mentioned last month, we now know all its technical specs. It is “low profile” (58 mm height) and despite its small size, it is topped with a “PWM” 100mm fan.

With the AXP-100, Thermalright clearly targets the HTPC users with a very compact size. Indeed, measurements are 121 x 105.5 x 58 mm and weighs only 360 grams (with fan). Of course, to take as little space as possible, this is a “Top Flow” model.

Like the Akasa Nero LX, the design is quite interesting. Indeed, the heat sink has numerous aluminum fins and not less than six copper heat pipes having a thickness of 6 mm and covered with a layer of nickel to prevent oxidation. For its part, the base is relatively straightforward and does not have the “HDT” system found on other models.

The cooling is provided by a “TY-100″ fan of the brand. Know that it is a “PWM” type model of 100 mm and a thickness of only 14 mm. The sink is also compatible with the 120 mm and 140 mm models of Thermalright.

You will find, below, the technical specs of the fan:

  • Speed: 900 to 2500 rpm
  • Noise: 22-30 dB (A)
  • Air flow: from 6.05 to 44.57 CFM

This model is compatible with LGA 775, 1155, 1156, 1366 and 2011 from Intel, as well as AM2 (+), AM3 (+) and FM1 from AMD. For now, the manufacturer has not yet provided the availability date or even the price.

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