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Gigabyte XTC700 CPU Cooler Announced

Posted on December 13, 2016

Last week, Gigabyte announced the Gigabyte XTC700 tower CPU cooler to go along with their “Xtreme Gaming” peripherals, which include a slew of new products that mostly feature RGB LEDs. The XTC700 comes with an RGB top plate featuring the Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming logo, a pair of 120mm fans for push/pull, and Gigabyte branding for a unified aesthetic with Gigabyte motherboards and video cards. The RGB top plate, like all RGB Xtreme Gaming products, will be controllable through Gigabyte’s Spectrum software. The Gigabyte XTC700 will support Intel sockets 2011, 1366, 1156, 1155,1151,1150, 775, including the upcoming Kaby Lake. Additionally, the cooler will support AMD’s FM2+, FM2, FM1, AM3+, AM3, AM2+, AM2, 939, and 754 sockets -- basically everything from each vendor.

The XTC700, according to Gigabyte, will be capable of thermals of up to “>200W” from the package, thanks to its dense aluminium fin-stack, three 10mm heatpipes (direct contact on CPU), and two 120mm fans. The fans have speeds ranging from 500-1700 RPM, and are rated for 15-53 CFM and 0.2-1.93mm H2O. Gigabyte’s marketing claims a decibel rating on the XTC700’s fans range from 12-31 dBA, making it comparable to the Hyper 212 Evo by Cooler Master, which ranges from 9-36 dBA. The XTC700’s fans are powered by a 4-pin PWM connector, while the RGB LEDs on the top plate are powered by the USB 2.0 or 1.1 header on the motherboard. The entire Gigabyte XTC700 with fans and all comes in at a weight of 1015 grams, dimensions marked at 130 x 109 x 169mm. Gigabyte has not spoken about the pricing or availability.

Check back for more coverage on this product at a later date -- possibly at CES.

- Ryan Greenberg