In a world where closed-loop liquid cooling systems have become a default choice for enthusiast-class PCs, the evolution of air coolers has inevitably slowed down. Nonetheless, there are manufacturers that keep introducing rather interesting air coolers that can cool down even high-end desktop processors. One of such devices is Deepcool’s Assassin III, which was demonstrated at this year's CES.

The 165-mm tall Deepcool Assassin III is comprised of a massive aluminum radiator equipped with seven heat pipes and two 140-mm fans. According to the comapny, to optimize airflows and maximize performance the cooling system actually features spoilers on its top fins, a rather unusual engineering decision. The Assassin III is rated for up to 280 W of cooling, which is enough for any high-end workstation CPU at stock speeds, and also enough for most overclocked desktop processors.

Besides its cooling performance, Deepcool's other key design choice with the Assassin III is its compatibility with high-end RAM modules. The high profile design of the cooler means that it can stay clear of DIMMs of up to 54 mm in height, up from 45 mm in case of the previous-gen model.

At this point Deepcool hasn't nailed down all of the specifications of the cooler, as won't hit the market until a bit later on. But expect the device to weigh around 1.5 kilograms, while the cooler's acoustics should be favorably limited thanks to the two 140-mm fans. And of course, it will be compatible with all modern CPU platforms from AMD and Intel (though compatibility with TR4 is something that remains to be seen).

Deepcool intends to start selling its Assassin III mega cooler this May at an MSRP of $99.99. Traditionally for Deepcool, the device will be bundled with a screw driver and G-15 thermal compound.

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  • Cellar Door - Friday, January 18, 2019 - link

    Users like this is why the comments section need some sort of moderation.
  • PeachNCream - Friday, January 18, 2019 - link

    Excellent, silence the voices of those with opinions you disagree with. Also, you neglect to note that AT does moderate the comments section and deletes inappropriate posts and bans repeat offenders.
  • Samus - Saturday, January 19, 2019 - link

    We aren't trying to invalidate your opinions. You are trying to invalidate a product many of us might be interested in because it delivers an alternative cooling solution to a category previously requiring liquid cooling.
  • PeachNCream - Saturday, January 19, 2019 - link

    If you think I have the ability to invalidate a product my commenting about its mass and price in an article, you're granting me a lot more authority on the matter than I think is warranted. Also, while you may speak for yourself regarding your lack of desire to silence an opposing viewpoint, you don't speak for the person to which I was responding so though I am glad you're taking a slightly different approach, that doesn't have much to do with my response to Cellar Door.
  • jordanclock - Sunday, January 20, 2019 - link

    Maybe everyone is just sick of you commenting on so many articles just to proclaim how you aren't interested in the product. Just move on, it adds nothing to the conversation at all. It just looks self-important.
  • PeachNCream - Sunday, January 20, 2019 - link

    Next time you find something disagreeable in an article, remind yourself that you're feeling self-important and should move on.
  • AshlayW - Saturday, January 19, 2019 - link

    It's not about silencing opinions. It's about your comment being dumb.
  • zodiacfml - Friday, January 18, 2019 - link

    Yes. TDPs of CPUs don't indicate an achievable power consumption anymore. They're more like a cooling capacity metric that is beyond the CPU requirements for sustained Turbo speeds. 7nm/10nm CPUs will make dinosaurs cooler even more ludicrous.
    I want to excuse the AIOs though as they can make for better aesthetics in a windowed case. Yet, this air cooler can beat most AIOs in performance.
  • hsalonen - Saturday, January 19, 2019 - link

    Yeah, you do that. I have i7-8700, which really does throttle with boxed cooler. The performance of those boxed coolers is terrible, Intels LIES about the TDP and processor downclocks itself.
    Using boxed cooler you are not using your processor to its full potential. Lucky for you, the thermal throttling is automatic, so you probably won't notice your low clock speeds, because the system does not crash.
    This cooler is totally overkill for any consumer processor running at default clock speeds, but yeah, all people should be using aftermarket cooling. You get a decent cooler for like $20, that keeps your cpu cool and running at full speed. Unlike the boxed shit.
  • ibnmadhi - Saturday, January 19, 2019 - link

    This isn't your blog. Nobody gives a shit about you.

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