05/17/2023 at 1:45 p.m. by Jusuf Hatic – New passive cooler for the current hardware generation: The Silentmaxx Titan should be able to easily cool the Core i9-13900K in the standard clock. An equivalent graphics card solution for RTX 4090 & Co. is also in the works.
Passive cooling of demanding processors is an art in itself – there are only a few solutions for the current flagships of the 13th Intel generation. Curious attempts at passive cooling include, among other things, setting up the PC system in snowdrifts at minus 53 degrees Celsius outside temperature – since this cannot be a permanent condition, cooler specialist Silentmaxx brings a new option for passive coolers with the Titan titled model. This should be able to passively cool the Intel Core i9-13900K in the standard clock, among other things. If you push the clock speed of the Intel flagship to its limit, you can use two optional 120 mm fans to cool the “unbridled 13900K” without exceeding the hearing threshold in the ST-750 test case.
Visually, the Titan lives up to its name with a size of 24.5 x 17 x 13 centimeters (W x H x D) and a weight of 2.05 kilograms (with fans). If the specially made fans are installed, the depth increases to 16 cm. With its 14 “high-performance heatpipes”, the Silentmaxx Titan should achieve a total passive TDP of up to 145 watts, while the active power consumption increases to a maximum of 280 watts.
A passive cooling concept for the current Nvidia graphics cards is also in the works. From the RTX 4070 Ti to the RTX 4090, the design should be able to cool them “almost inaudibly” under full load. However, this solution is specially tailored to the manufacturer’s housing and can therefore not yet be used individually, as components such as control electronics or temperature sensors are still being installed.
A first concept for passive cooling of the Geforce RTX 4090 is already available. Source: Silentmaxx If you already have the new passive cooler on your wish list, you still have to be patient, because as Silentmaxx explains when asked, the sale as a single cooler is “not yet certain” – but it is in the Silentmaxx PCs. The reason given is the high return rate that occurred in previous models such as the TwinBlock cooler – not all customers pay attention to the fact that such passive coolers only fit in special housings. A bundle could potentially be created from the Silentmaxx Titan and such a case, which should be priced at around 129 euros.