The Y-shaped Zalman CNPS5X Performa CPU cooler has a full 170 watt TDP despite its compact size. In combination with the enclosed thermal paste ZM-STG2M, this is even sufficient for the Intel i7 quad-core CPUs. Thanks to its copper cooling element and the three U-shaped 8 mm heat pipes, the heat reaches the aluminium slats quickly, through which the air is carried away by a directly adjacent, quiet 92 mm cooler. As long as the Mainboard PWM is capable, it automatically adjusts its rotating speed to the CPU temperature. The backplate with the push pins guarantees easy installation. The CNPS5X Performa is not oversized thanks to its carefully thought-out construction and therefore fits into a relatively narrow case.
Thermal Grease (ZM-STG2M)