AseTek heeft een press release gepost voor z'n VapoChill produktlijn van tweak-het-zelf supercooling systeempjes:
ASETEK‘, Danish manufacturer of active CPU cooling systems, announced final confirmation of its US patents application protecting its new VapoChill‘ product line. The system allows a CPU to run at temperatures as low as Ė20ļC, eliminating the heat barrier for system overclocking.
The second generation of the VapoChill‘ is offering 100% ďdo it yourselfĒ integration, allowing the end user to use existing hardware or build up a complete system from their own demands. No hardware is shipped with the VapoChill‘ only an ATX tower case containing a power supply and cooling unit. A 12V compressor driven by the computers own power supply runs the system. The 12V technology makes the systems usable worldwide independent of 115/230V wall outlet. The systems are low noise; with a noise level at revolutionary 35db(A) the VapoChill‘ is setting new standards in this area as well.
The VapoChill‘ product line is compatible with all current Intel“ processors and the AMD“ Athlon“ series of CPUís, offering chilled speeds at above 800MHz. Within a short time ASETEK‘ expects speeds of above 1GHz. The cooling system is standard for all processors, and is only differentiated by a CPU-kit preventing condensed water from forming on the CPU. This makes the cooling system a one-time investment as the consumer can upgrade his CPU again and again. The systems are priced much lower than seen before in the sub zero cooling industry. Within the first fiscal quarter 2000 ASETEK‘ will launch its dual CPU product line, which offers similar performance but on dual processor systems.
Procuring these patents applications in the US and a series of other countries clears the way for ASETEK‘ to begin selling their systems all over the world. ASETEK‘ is currently in negotiations for distribution and marketing, and are actively seeking distributors and resellers. ASETEK‘ expects to begin shipping units within the next month. The supply will be limited until Q1 2000 however, while ASETEK‘ is restructuring and building up a complete new factory with larger production facilities. Therefore the primary focus until Q1 2000 will be to ship evaluation units to resellers and distributors.
Beta evaluation units have already been sent to a few hardware reviewers, and their comments should be widely available soon. Overclockerís Shootout and OverclockingDK have already completed their review; which can be found at http://www.ocshoot.com/vapo.htm and http://www.overclocking.dk/asp/vapouk.asp Respectively. ComputerDK at http://www.computerdk.dk/artikler/supercool/Introduction-Supercool-UK.html is ready with a preview of the VapoChill dual. The first US review on-line will be HardOCP at http://www.hardocp.com in about two to four weeks.
Currently ASETEK‘ is targeted for technophiles who are driven to get the highest possible performance from their machines for the lowest possible price. It also has potential for use in hostile environments such as warehouses, where ambient heat would normally create instability when the machine is being run constantly. Later ASETEK‘ will introduce a product line targeting the professional market, offering systems for servers and high performance workstations. ASETEK‘ currently has no arrangements with chipmakers and is therefore not selling complete systems, containing CPU and motherboard. ASETEK‘ has ongoing negotiations with, and are seeking OEMís making it possible for the customer to buy complete systems based on the VapoChill‘ cooling technology.
ASETEK‘ hopes to be a major supplier of active cooling systems to individuals, resellers, and manufacturers worldwide for as long as computers generate heat. All indications so far, are that the VapoChill‘ is an idea whose time has come.