Low profile heatsinks aren’t common but they are really great to have if you’re short of casing space.
The heatsink looks neat, with the fan grills spreading wide to match the foot print of 120mm fans.
Here’s the height comparison to a soda can.
Installation was easy. Despite the light weight nature of the heatsink, it still requires the installation of the back plate. This is not an issue of weight but rather being a low and wide heatsink, it will be really difficult to use clips for mounting.
As to how much DIMM slot area is covered by the heatsink, it depends on the board.
More details at the official product page.
Test Setup / Benchmarks
The computer setup used for this review.
|Processor||Intel Core i5-4670K @ 4.3Ghz, 1.25 vcore|
|RAM||Avexir Core Series 8GB DDR3 1600|
|Power Supply||Xigmatek NRP-PC602 600w|
|Operating System||Windows 8 Pro 64bit|
Below is the CPU-Z for the processor, on overlock.
Temperature was monitored using HW Monitor. Room temperature is around 25Â°C.
CPU load was done by converting 10bit MKV video to 8bit using x264, set to -veryslow mode.
|Idle (Â°C)||Load (Â°C)|
|Ice Blade Pro||30||61|
Pretty good temperature control for a low profile heatsink that retails at a little short of RM 100, easy to install, performs silently.
Certainly worth your consideration, especially for HTPC or slim systems.