This cpu cooler has a 92 mm LED fan mounted to it and it can be swapped for something different if needed.
According to Zalman this “new” DTH (direct touch heatpipe) core design should move the heat from the core to the heatpipes right away and that way improve the cooling performance.
Personally I got a feeling that the core of the heatsink is not completely flats so it will be interesting to see how it performs. I had a similar design on a Xigmatek cooler a year or so ago and the cooling was ok, but nothing more than that so I hope this Zalman cooler will perform better.
The fins on this cooler are perfectly aligned from each other. The heatpipes go all the way through the heatsink to the top of the cpu cooler. This cooler is equipped with 6 heatpipes that are supposed to be “composite heatpipes” that are supposedly better than traditional heatpipes.
Here we can closely see the DTH heatpipe design that Zalman have decided to use.
Installation was quite easy; remove the current bracket on the motherboard and swap to the one that fits for your socket. Push down the four pins to lock the bracket and then mount the cooler with the clip design.