Thermaltake has just launched the brand new Engine 27 low-profile CPU cooler. This cooler has a very interesting design, one that we’ve seen before in the past, but never really saw the light of day in a real retail product. This cooler makes use of a heatsink-impeller design.
With the Engine 27 you have a metal heatsink base which makes direct contact with the CPU, this will convey heat to a motorized fan-shaped moving heatsink that is suspended along an axle and conductive lubricant. As the heatsink rotates it dissipates heat. Thermaltake has also given the base-plate a static aluminum channel heatsink, so that exhaust from the heatsink-impeller takes some of the additional heat out with it.
The name Engine 27 comes from the actual height of the cooler, which is 27 mm (meets 1U spec) and likely because the cooler looks somewhat like an engine. Thermaltake is claiming noise output figures of 13-25 dBA, based on the speed range of 1500-2500 RPM. The cooler itself measures 27 mm x 91.5 mm x 91.5 mm (HxWxD) and weighs in a 310 g. The cooler supports LGA115x sockets (LGA1156/LGA1155/LGA1151/LGA1150) and has a 4-pin PWM power input. No word yet on pricing.