Features & Package
The HPK-10025EA features Heatpipe Direct Touch (HDT) technology, which seems to be a big buzzword these days for heatsinks. While the HPK-10025EA is a top-down style design and not a more commone tower style, the HDT differs from "traditional" heatpipes in that these heatpipes directly touch the CPU instead of a plate. This should theoretically allow greater, more efficient heat transfer since the heatpipes do not have to be attached to a heat plate which can act as a barrier. This certainly is an innovative idea and seems a natural evolution of heatpipe technology, and we’ll see how it performs very soon.
The specifications for the HPK-10025EA D984 are as follows:
- Product: HPK-10025EA
- Compatibility: Intel 775/1366
- Heatpipes: 2 Copper heat pipes, 6mm diamater
- Material: Aluminum alloy fins, copper heatpipes
- Dimensions: 118x 110 x 67 mm
- Fan Size: 100mm x 100mm x 25mm
- Fan Speed: 1800 RPM
- Noise Level: 23 dBA
- Fan Colour: Red
- Weight: 320g with fan
There is adequate information on the box to let you know the basics about the product. When you open the box you will see that the cooler packed in a clear plastic casing on the interior to prevent the cooler from damage during transit. The accessories are almost non-existent, including only thermal paste. This certainly reduces costs, keeping the HPK-10025EA at a very affordable price of $25 USD.
The HPK-10025EA is indeed compatible with Core i7 Socket 1366 by means of a backplate, so we’ll be testing that platform today.
Let’s take a closer look at the heatsink itself.