The Antarctica comes with a 3D optimized heatsink that offers best-in-class thermal performance. The engineers of GELID Solutions especially designed a set of 5 power heat pipes, aluminum fins with improved profiling and an additional smaller heatsink with a copper core. These elements provide exceptional heat transfer from the CPU to the heatsink. Both heatsinks were created using precise software simulation and calculation during the development stage to ensure efficient air flow distribution at the lowest fan speed possible. The result, the Antarctica fully supports heat transfer of TDP 220W being paired with even very low-speed, virtually noiseless fans.
|Weight||635g (heatsink and fan)|
|Heatsink Material||Heatpipe and aluminium fins|
|Mounting Type||Bolt thru / backplate|
|CPU Sockets||Intel 775, 1150, 1155, 1156, 1366
AMD AM2, AM3, FM1, FM2
|Fan Size||140 x 140 x 25
Includes Mounts for second Fan
|Fan Noise||Max 27.8 dBA|
|Fan Connector||4pin PWM|
|Thermal Grease||GC-Extreme Thermal Compound|
A silent 140mm fan with the intelligent GELID PWM (Pulse Width Module) control compliments the heatsink. The fan blades are optimized to deliver high air flow at low speed, and the newly designed PWM IC eliminates any clicking noise. The intelligent GELID PWM curve operates the fan in an extended speed range of 450 RPM to 1500 RPM, it constantly keeps the fan silent but accelerates speed whenever additional cooling is needed. With 2 sets of fan mounts, a second fan can be installed to improve the cooler's outstanding performance even further. Additionally, the multi-award winning high performance GC-Extreme thermal compound is already included in the package.
The cooler is RoHS and WEEE conform and carries a 5 year warranty.