Arctic Cooling announces the availability of its new Freezer 32, a line of semi-passive processor coolers. These models are designed to passively cool your processor at light loads (office work, web browsing, video), while the fan kicks in to provide extra cooling during heavier loads like gaming sessions.
The cooler is available in a i32 version for Intel CPUs and an A32 model for AMD processors. Then there's also the Freezer i32 CO, the main difference is that the CO version has a dual-ball bearing fan, whereas the other two models have a fluid dynamic bearing fan. CO stands for Continuous Operation and makes the cooler suitable for PCs with non-stop operation like servers.
Both models feature four direct-touch heatpipes, an aluminium tower heatsink and a 120mm fan. The CO edition is pictured below.
The smaller and lighter successor of the Freezer i30/A30 is the perfect gadget for PC enthusiasts looking for an ultra-quiet but efficient solution for the CPU cooling. It is the first ARCTIC cooler which comes with the new fan controller developed in Germany.
ARCTIC cooler are well-known for optimum cooling performance at a low noise level. By semi passive performance the Freezer i32/A32 provides again a special feature. A sophisticated fan controller enables that the CPU is completely passively cooled during typical Windows operation. The F12 PWM fan only start up at a higher temperature (from 40% PWM).
This does not just make the computer quieter most of the time, but increases the service life at the same time.
In active mode the improved bearing with a new alloy/lubricant combination cares for minimum noise levels at longer service life. Moreover, the lower footprint of the Freezer i32/A32 allows a problem-free installation and avoids interference with the RAM, even if there are two fans used. Due to the screw-mount onto a back-plate and a significantly lower weight compared to the i30, the cooler is, not least, absolutely safe also on the go.
And for everyone who prefer to run their computer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week ARCTIC has the Freezer i32 CO in the “continuous operation” edition with a specially for continuous operation optimized dual ball bearing.
QUICK FACTS Freezer i32 / A32 Semi passive CPU Cooler with 120 mm fan for Intel and AMD
Improved cooling performance
German fan controller
Optimal compatibility through lower footprint
Transport safe due to a back-plate and a lower weight
MX-4 thermal compound included
Freezer i32 CO CO version with dual ball bearing for continuous operation 24/7 without the slightest compromise in performance
The Freezer i32/A32 is now available for a price of 49.99 $ – in the CO version for 59.99 $ – at ARCTIC, at Amazon and Ebay.