Cryorig Shows Off Frostbit M.2 Cooler Ahead of Computex

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 23, 2018 - 09:10 PM |
Tagged: M.2, heatpipes, CRYORIG, air cooler

Cryorig teased a new M.2 cooler ahead of its Computex debut this week. The Cryorig Frostbit M.2 Cooler is the first dual heat pipe cooler that uses a thin 1mm heat pipe that spreads heat across a small heat spreader and a thicker heat pipe that draws heat away to a larger external heatsink.

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The Frostbit cooler measures 72mm x 26.3mm x 57mm (LxWxH) and weighs just over 0.12 pounds (56 grams). The angle of the external circular heatsink and heatpipe can be manually adjusted so that it can fit in systems with a large CPU or GPU cooler. Cryorig’s website notes that the Frostbit features 38 fins (19x2) and is rated at 12W cooling capability.

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Cryorig's Frostbit certainly looks stylish and capable, but at the same time is definite cooling overkill. Allyn has noted in the past (mostly on podcasts) that while cooling or spreading the heat from the controller and cache can be beneficial, the flash dies themselves on the M.2 drives do not really need to be cooled and in fact a bit of heat can be good for them.

I can see this cooler being used for aesthetics especially in a hard-line water cooling build, but it is likely to come at a premium price. More information should be available on pricing and availability after Computex.

What do you think about this beast? Am I the only one thinking "Maximum Cooling" in a Crysis voiceover style when looking at this thing?

Source: CRYORIG

May 24, 2018 | 12:46 AM - Posted by razor512

Could it be useful for SSDs like the Samsung 960 pro and 950 pro where after a while under heavy workloads, the SOC thermally throttles?

Is it possible for them to redesign it so that The heatpipe could cover the NAND and SOC, but have the finstack only make contact with a small portion of the heat spread located near the SOC, thus the NAND heats up slightly more but the SOC does not thermally throttle?

May 24, 2018 | 03:38 AM - Posted by Hakuren

You really have to hammer NVMe drive endlessly to even consider this. And from the looks, it fits the description of: there is no such thing as overkill; >Perfectly<.

Under normal operation even simple aluminium heatsink is of little use. My 950/960 rarely exceed 45-50C on a very hot day and that's only the controller, with NAND much closer to 30C. There is very little difference between "naked" PCB and drive hidden under a heatsink. Basically margin of statistical error.

May 24, 2018 | 04:38 AM - Posted by psuedonymous

As pointless as RAMsinks on anything other than DDR2 FBDIMMs.

May 24, 2018 | 04:04 PM - Posted by toffty (not verified)

About as pointless as CPUsinks path the Pentium 4s!

May 25, 2018 | 12:39 AM - Posted by hanselltc

This looks like a grinder ready to rip your 1080 ti apart LMAO

May 25, 2018 | 04:56 AM - Posted by DK (not verified)

no RGB? ....useless crap :P

May 25, 2018 | 07:35 AM - Posted by Shadowarez

They will release a RGB version soon enough. Then it'll cool the nvme Drives to -5 c operating temp. And look "Fabulous" doing it bleh can't wait for this rainbow puke endusing phase passes and get back to Quality parts.

May 25, 2018 | 09:47 AM - Posted by Mutau (not verified)

Over Kill, to Big, in the way of other parts in my 6 computers.

May 27, 2018 | 01:14 AM - Posted by Hood

I like coolers for specific chips or VRM components, but this is not necessary at all. Looks good, though, for e-peen guys. It's all come to this now, stylin' and profilin', RGB is considered a necessity, and those boring non-visual performance specs don't matter, except for bragging rights.

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