Alpenfohn unveiled its latest high-end CPU cooler, the Himalaya. Decked entirely in aluminum and nickel-plated copper, the Himalaya is a large tower-type cooler, with added innovations in the spread of heat pipes through the aluminum fin stack and the arrangement of fins in the stack itself. From the base, six U-shaped nickel-plated copper heat pipes arise, passing through the aluminum fin stack along the length and breadth of the aluminum fins. Fins are arranged in inverted sets of five producing a pattern along the column of the stack, which works to improve heat dissipation.
As a large heatsink the Alpenfohn Himalaya measures 40 x 164 x 55 mm, weighing 880 g. It makes use of a 140 mm Wing Boost PWM-controllable fan that spins between 300 to 1100 RPM with 10 to 19.4 dBA rated noise output. The cooler is compatible with all modern CPU socket types available in the market, including Intel LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366, and LGA775; and AMD FM1, AM3+, AM3, AM2+, and AM2.