A newcomer joins the ranks of CPU coolers with a fan above/below the fins – the DeepCool AN600. And according to the parameters, it immediately attacks the established coolers of its height category, which it naturally wants to beat. Regarding the TDP, 180 W is claimed, which seems plausible given the structure of the cooler. A larger fan is used, and even into the visually massive heatsink, heat is delivered via an adult portion of heatpipes.
DeepCool expands its selection of low-cost but powerful CPU coolers with the AN600 model. It is especially interesting for owners of SFF systems, where the space above the processor is significantly limited, but 67 mm for a cooler can still be found. This is the height of the new DeepCool AN600. The cooler’s design relies on a larger/taller heatsink at the expense of a slimmer fan with a 15mm profile. Otherwise, though, it’s a 120-millimeter format with a cross-section to achieve high airflow even with relatively lower noise (at least, that is, compared to a fan that’s a number smaller).
The speed range of the fan is quite wide, 500–1850 rpm, so you can choose between silent operation and powerful cooling. And speaking of powerful cooling, DeepCool claims a TDP of up to 180W. This is, by comparison, 15 W more than Thermalright advertises for the AXP120-X67. While this doesn’t automatically mean that the AN600 actually has higher cooling performance, we can at least assume that DeepCool’s cooler is headed for the big leagues. And so it will also face classics like the Scythe Big Shuriken 3 rev. B, which is the same height as the AN600.
The DeepCool cooler is in contact with the CPU IHS via a copper coldplate, to which as many as six heatpipes are bound. These dissipate heat into the fins of the relatively slim heatsink. The total weight of the cooler is supposed to be as much as 628 g, which won’t be outweighed even by the taller Noctua NH-L12S (70 mm, 520 g) or the BeQuiet! Shadow Rock LP (75 mm, 390 g) with a 25 mm fan. So there is some material on the DeepCool AN600 and the only question is how efficiently the design of the cooler uses it. Sooner or later you will find out in our tests. A sample of the AN600 is on its way and soon it will be joined by the yet unreleased Big Shuriken 4.
In terms of support, the AN600 can be installed on all current AMD (AM5, AM4) and Intel (LGA 1700, 1200, 115x) platforms with the exception of high-end ones such as AMD sTR(X)4 and Intel LGA 2066. The cooler is incompatible with those. For mounting onto a motherboard (a processor) there is a proper, metal backplate and a clever mounting via a cross clamp, whose screws are accessed via small service holes between the fins.
As for possible collisions with surrounding components, in one of the positions – the heatpipe tips towards the DIMM slots, there is a limitation on the height of a memory heatsink closest to the cooler, to 40 mm. From the second slot onwards, the cooler fins no longer extend above the memory. In the reverse position, again, beware of a possible collision with the I/O cover, which should not be higher than 42 mm below the cooler.
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the DeepCool AN600 is 49.99 EUR and it is now available worldwide in several stores.
English translation and edit by Jozef Dudáš
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