Heatsinks for modern processors are slowly getting bigger and bigger, in fact many are too big to fit in a standard case. There is an obvious limit on the amount of metal that you can strap to your core before limitations creep in (motherboard component conflict, case size, weight etc.).
As a result Thermalright have come up with the IFX-14 (Infernal Fire eXtinguisher) which not only supports up to a 14cm fan, but also a backplate cooler. Interesting, but does it actually affect the all-important silicon temperature?
- Larger surface area than any other heatsinks (140mm x 120mm) with option to install one or even two 140mm fans
- Designed for better air flow management to work with the heatsink fans* and the air inside your computer case
- Four large 8mm heatpipes to distribute massive amount of heat fast and efficiently
- Optional to rotate the heatsink 90 degrees to best fit your system configuration
- Multi-platform compatible backplate for installation on vast number and type of motherboard. No need for complicated tools to convert
- Includes a back-side dual heatpipe heatsink (patent pending), which not only additionally cools your CPU but also takes care of the heat coming from the back of the motherboard to extend the life expectancy and stability of your motherboard
– Dimension : L146.2 x W124 x H161 mm (heatsink only)
– Weigh t: 790g (heatsink only)
– Recommended Fan : All 120mm & 140mm Fan
– Dimension : L134.5 x W163.5 x H112.6 mm (heatsink only)
– Weight : 130g (heatsink only)
– Recommended Fan : All 80mm & 70mm Fan
– INTEL: All Intel Socket LGA775 processors
– AMD: Athlon64 / FX / X2 / Opteron Socket AM2 processors