By utilizing Seamless Direct Touch heatpipes and a number of other innovations, NZXT is hoping their new Respire CPU coolers can overcome the competition.
At first glance, there really isn’t anything special about NZXT’s Respire T20 and Respire T40. Their tower-style designs, large aluminum fin arrays, 120mm fan mounts and copper base plates can be found on nearly every other heatsink on the market. However, according to NZXT, there are two main items which allow the Respire series to stand out: price and a patented heatpipe design.
The base design starts off as a simple HDT layout where the heatipes make direct contact with the CPU, thus enhancing the overall dissipation characteristics. However, unlike other HDT coolers, the Respire’s manufacturing process effectively minimizes the amount of space between each heatpipe which should enhance the amount of surface contact and hopefully improve its thermal characteristics.
Priced at a mere $30, NZXT’s Respire T20 can be considered a mid-level air cooling solution. It incorporates a single large 8mm and two smaller 6mm heatpipes along with a single 120mm fan that operates from 1300RPM to 1800RPM.
The Respire T40 and its $40 price is aimed at a slightly more upscale market than its smaller brother. It uses a quartet of 8mm heatpipes bonded together in NZXT’s patented SDT base, a larger aluminum fin array than the T20 and it comes with the mounts necessary for two 120mm fans in a push / pull configuration.
Both of these new heatsinks are compatible with Intel and AMD mounting layouts and are covered by NZXT’s no-hassle 2 year warranty.
Additional information for the T40 can be found HERE while T20 specifications can be found HERE.