FSP Announces Windale 4 and Windale 6 CPU Cooler
FSP, mostly known for its OEM power supplies and processor coolers, has recently entered the consumer market. The company has announced the Windale 4 and Windale 6 CPU coolers, with maximum CPU TDP’s of 180W and 240W respectively. The design of both Windale coolers is similar, although the larger and more expensive Windale 6 features black aluminum fins and a fan with blue LED illumination.
Both coolers in the Windale series feature patented solder-less louver fin assembly process which should increase the effectiveness of the heat pipes, anti-vibration rubber mountain pins to counter vibration noises, direct contact heat pipes, and a 120-millimeter fan. Both the Windale 4 and the Windale 6 will work with the current Intel and AMD motherboard sockets. FSP claims that the heat pipes are made out of 100% copper.
FSP also staets that their unique paragliding fan design allows better performance while maintaining low noise production. FSP uses sleeve bearing fans which can be controlled via PWM anywhere between 600 and 1600 rounds per minute. According to a technical sheet, the Windale 4 and Windale 6 have a thermal resistance point of 0.11° C and 0.09° C, respectively. The easy mounting supports provides support for AMD socket FM1, FM2, FM2+, AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, AM4 and Intel Socket LGA 775, 1150, 1155, 1156, 1366, and 2011.
According to a review published by Techpowerup, the Windale 6 will cost $47.99. Further pricing details of the Windale 4 haven’t been announced.