Excerpt: THE CNPS12X MIGHT be Zalman’s most eye-catching cooler, with two arrays of black-nickel-coated cooling fins and three 12cm fans to push air through them. And it is massive. It’s 6.1 inches tall, 5.25 deep, and more than 6 inches wide, and weighs two pounds, four ounces.
Summary: Final Thoughts
Zalman once again has another over-the-top CPU cooler and it does perform very well. With an average idle temperature of 32 degrees and average load temperature of 49.5 degrees you won’t have to worry about your CPU getting hot at all.
Pros: – Great cooling performance, – Very quiet, – Easy installation, – Compatible with the latest CPU’s
Cons: – Large size makes it hard to install on most systems with enthusiast memory, – Not much of a difference in quiet and performance mode
Excerpt: To sum up, the CNPS 12X is a very worthy addition to the Zalman stable. The six composite heatpipes and triple fan/dual radiator design yields excellent cooling performance at a very modest noise penalty.
Two Pounds of Pure Efficiency: Zalman CNPS12X Super Cooler Review
5 December 2011
Summary: I have to admit that at first glance the new Zalman cooler doesn’t seem to be very promising, resembling mostly some sort of a modding part. However, it turned out to be a real state of the art super-cooler!
Summary: Based on the characteristics found on the Zalman CNPS12X CPU cooler (large size, three fans, six direct-touch gapless heatpipes, etc.), we thought it would reach outstanding cooling performance. However, it seems like Zalman favored silence over performance.
Summary: With the CNPS 12X Zalman managed to once again surprise me. The baseline performance is excellent, and in fact amongst the best heatpipe coolers we have tested. The true benefit however needs to be found in the total cooling capacity, we can always se that really well once we increase voltages and...
Summary: The Zalman CNPS12X heatsink marks the first forray into exposed heatpipe coolers for its Korean manufacturer. For what I can only assume are trademark reasons, Zalman term it whole direct touch heatpipe.
С холодным сердцем. Обзор четырех процессорных кулеров: Thermalright Macho Black, Thermalright Archon SB-E X2, Gelid The Black Edition и ZALMAN CNPS12X
26 November 2013
Conclusion: С учетом суровости нашей методики язык не поворачивается подвергнуть критике протестированные сегодня системы охлаждения. Все кулеры так или иначе справились со своей задачей. Thermalright Macho Black может вызвать проблемы с установкой на материнских платах с высокими элементами, но он имеет...