Author: Greg Baden
The Thermaltake Frio CPU Cooler is new to the market and was specifically designed for overclocking. The name Frio comes from the Spanish language; Frio in Spanish means “cool”. The cooler supports all of the latest processors, and of course the older ones, and even supports the latest Intel 6-core processors. The cooler provides up to 220W of cooling power through two fans that are included, one which is pre-installed.
The cooler is covered by two pieces of plastic on either side which mount the fans and have a red bar on the top as well as another piece of decorative plastic which covers over the top of the heatpipe.
The heatsink is composed of 48, 0.5mm aluminum heat fins. This is clearly thicker than most CPU coolers and is probably where most of the weight is coming from.
The heatpipes on that run through the heatsink are composed of copper. The five, 8mm heatpipes create a U-shape through the heatsink. The heatpipes alternate positions so that all five are not right next to each other, this way they cover more surface area; three are on the outside and two are on the inside.
The base, composed of aluminum and copper, is nickel coated, giving it a mirrored finish.
Both of the fans included are the same 120mm VR Fan. Both are manually adjustable between 1200 and 2500RPM via the knob attached to each power cable.