CRYORIG reveals their insane Frostbit M.2 heatsink

CRYORIG reveals their insane Frostbit M.2 heatsink

CRYORIG reveals their insane Frostbit M.2 heatsink

There is a lot to like about M.2 NVMe SSDs, be it their SATA thrashing performance, its ultra-compact form factor or its ability to be installed directly onto a motherboard with no additional cables. 

Some early NVMe SSDs suffered from thermal problems, especially when handling high workloads for extended periods of time, creating a position in the market for M.2 heatsinks, which hope to allow SSDs to run cool and achieve peak performance for extended periods of time. NVMe heatsinks also deliver their users to offer an improved system aesthetic by covering up their SSD’s PCB with an attractive heatsink, something which is especially useful for showpiece systems or those who use NVMe drives with blue or green PCBs. 

CRYORIG has decided to reveal their first M.2 cooling solution before Computex starts next month, hoping to drum up some excitement for everything else that they have planned for the event. This M.2 heatsink is called the Frostbit, easily achieving the accolade of “world’s largest M.2 heatsink”. 

While most M.2 heatsinks are simple pieces of machined metal with a flat base and a large surface area CRYPRIG has gone one step beyond to offer what they believe is the pinnacle of M.2 cooling performance, integrating two heatpipes and an aluminium finstack into their design for additional cooling capability. 

  

CRYORIG reveals their insane Frostbit M.2 heatsink  

Now I know what you are thinking, surely this heatpipe and finstack will conflict with my graphics card or some other system component? Thankfully CRYORIG has designed the Frostbit around this issue, allowing the angle of the secondary heatsink to be adjusted to suit your PC, though multi-GPU setups may still prove challenging depending on your motherboard’s M.2 slot positioning. 

The first heatpipe on this heatsink is 1mm thick and is designed to transfer heat from the M.2 card surface to the remainder of the heatsink while the secondary heatpipe transfers heat to the cooler’s finstack for additional cooling. Combined these heatsinks should be able to keep any M.2 device cool under sustained loads. 

CRYORIG reveals their insane Frostbit M.2 heatsink

 

At this time CRYORIG has not revealed the pricing or release date of their Frostbit M.2 heatsink, though it is likely that we will receive this information at Computex next month.   

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