Cooling specialist Be Quiet! has announced the launch of a new low-profile cooler suitable for up to 130W thermal design profile (TDP) chips: the Shadow Rock LP.
Designed for small form factor installation, the Shadow Rock LP is claimed to support cooling of processors with TDPs up to 130W despite measuring a mere 75.4mm in height including the bundled Pure Wings 2 PWM-controlled fan. With a 134mm x 122mm footprint, the cooler features four 6mm heatpipes connecting the base-plate to a horizontal fin stack, the fan blowing downwards over the motherboard to help cool VRM and memory components in addition to the CPU.
The company clearly had windowed cases in mind in the design of the cooler, which includes a brushed aluminium top cover and matching aluminium caps to hide the crimped ends of the heatpipes. Given its design, however, the most visible portion of the Shadow Rock LP is the fan, which has a nine-blade design with grooves claimed to increase airflow and reduce noise-generating turbulence.
Weighing just 390g, the cooler is compatible with Intel Socket 775, 115X, 1366 and LGA2011 chips, and with AMD's AM2, AM3, FM1 and FM2 sockets as well as their Plus variants. Thermal transfer material arrives pre-applied to the heatsink, which includes AMD and Intel backplates as standard and a three-year warranty.
Be Quiet! has yet to confirm UK pricing for the Shadow Rock LP, which launches with a European recommended retail price of €48 (around £35.) More information is available on the official website
, while Facebook users can enter a competition
to win one of three Shadow Rock LPs.