Corsair Introduces A70 and A50 CPU Coolers
Corsair's first venture into the CPU cooling arena was the Hydro Series H50 liquid cooler, which aimed to give you the improved performance associated with liquid cooling while remaining easy to install. Today it has launched the Air Series A70 and A50 CPU coolers, which look to provide high performance with low noise levels. The A70 will be of most interest to overclockers, with its four 8mm direct-contact heatpipes and two 120mm fans setup in a push-pull arrangement. It is a design that should be familiar to most and it will be intriguing to see if Corsair's implementation offers any performance advantages over similar competing products. The two 120mm fans are mounted with rubber studs to reduce vibration and offer selectable speeds of 1,600 or 2,000RPM.
The A50 is targeted as an upgrade from stock Intel and AMD coolers, and with three 8mm direct-contact heatpipes and a single 120mm fan it should easily provide improved temperatures at lower noise levels. You should also get a bit more overclocking headroom when compared to stock coolers. As with the A70, the 120mm fan on the A50 is mounted with rubber studs and spins at 1,600 or 2,000RPM. Both the A70 and the A50 are compatible with current socket designs from both Intel and AMD, those being LGA775, LGA1156, LGA1366, AM2 and AM3. They also come backed by a two year limited warranty.
Pricing and availability for the two coolers wasn't mentioned.