Raijintek Pallas Low-Profile CPU Cooler Review

Despite the fact that newer processors require less power to operate, thermal concerns are still an issue to consider because a smaller area can have more current flowing at a given time compared to older and larger fabrication designs. This is especially true when overclocking the latest Intel Haswell processors which are more difficult to tame thermally compared to Intel Ivy Bridge processors with the same voltage applied. Coupled with the fact that user demands are shifting towards smaller and more compact system builds with the rise of Steam box’ popularity, cooling solutions that do not take up too much space are most welcome.

Raijintek Pallas Heatsink

Germany-based Raijintek has a unique low-profile offering that serves to satisfy those looking for capable cooling at a compact size. The Raijintek Pallas is built with the same eye for detail and hand for craft that we have seen on the previously reviewed Raijintek THEMIS Evo, but in a C-type cooler form. The MSRP is also reasonable at $45 for a CPU cooler that is billed as a “high end” thermal solution.



Product Name Pallas
Product Number 0R100004
Dimension [WxDxH] 153x150x68 mm
Weight 420 g [Heat Sink Only]
Thermal Resistance 0.14 °C/W
Base Material Copper Base
Fin Material Aluminum Alloy; Solder-free fins assembly
Heatpipe Thickness Φ6mm
Heatpipe Quantity 6 pcs
Fan Dimension [WxHxD] 140x150x13 mm
Fan Voltage Rating 12V
Starting Voltage 7 V
Speed 650~1400 RPM [PWM controlled]
Bearing Type Sleeve Bearing
Air Flow 56.55 CFM
Air Pressure 1.24 mmH2O
Life Expectance 40,000 hrs
Noise Level 28 dBA [Max.]
Connector 4 pin with PWM
Compatbility Intel® All Socket LGA 775/1150/1155/1156/1366/2011 CPU (Core™ i3 / i5 / i7 CPU)
AMD® All FM2+/FM2/FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2 CPU