Sapphire Releases Vapor-X CPU Cooler

Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 1, 2012 - 10:18 PM |
Tagged: vapor-x, sapphire, hsf, cpu cooler, cooling

Sapphire, a popular graphics card add-in-board partner in the US recently announced a new product that strays from the norm. Called the Vapor-X, it is a new tower-style CPU cooler aimed at enthusiasts.

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The new cooler has the Vapor-X designation because it uses the company’s vapor chamber heatsink technology to take heat away from the processor into an aluminum fin array. The vapor chamber makes contact with the CPU, and from there four 7mm heatpipes transfer heat to the aluminum fins where two 120mm fans and a black plastic shroud channel cool air through. The fans are rated at 77 CFM and a maximum of 40 dBA. Both fans have variable (PWM) speeds from 495 to 2200 RPM.

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The Vapor-X heatsink has a gross weight of 1524.8 grams (approximately 3.4 pounds) including the fans. Dimensions are 135 x 110.4 x 163.5mm, and it is designed to work within the constraints of the LGA 2011 socket without limiting you to low profile memory modules.

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Unfortunately, Sapphire does not list a TDP rating for this heatsink, but it is aimed at high end processors with support for the following processor sockets:

  • AMD:  FM1, FM2, AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+
  • Intel:  LGA 1366, LGA 1155, LGA 1156, LGA 775

While it has yet to show up at Newegg, it is reportedly on its way with a MSRP of $69.99. You can find more photos and specifications on Sapphire's product page.

My first major gaming graphics card was from Sapphire, so it is neat to see the company taking its graphics card cooling expertise and applying it to CPUs. The reviews should be interesting – particularly whether the shroud really helps to lower temps.

Source: Sapphire
December 2, 2012 | 03:34 PM - Posted by collie (not verified)

Wow, spam on pcper, that's a first I think. The cooler on the otherhand looks DOPE!!! I almost cant believe how small the heat spreader is but so powerful.

December 3, 2012 | 01:38 AM - Posted by Tim Verry

Sorry about that, I took the banhammer to them :P

December 2, 2012 | 07:40 PM - Posted by Markon101

The only thing that concerns me about this is it's weight. Couldn't something that heavy warp the motherboard over time?

December 2, 2012 | 08:38 PM - Posted by Arb1 (not verified)

Yea the zalman i used to use was 760grams, and that one was pretty heavy. THis one seems like one you would mount in a case where board is horizontal.

December 2, 2012 | 11:25 PM - Posted by collie (not verified)

yea, flat bed case is ideal with this one, but I kinda feel like all the heavy duty parts (graphics card, cooler, sound card, whatever) are safer in a flat design.

December 3, 2012 | 12:16 PM - Posted by najirion

Very similar to coolermaster's V6GT.. the fans resemble coolermaster extraflo and the shroud... really resembles the V6GT.. lol

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