EVGA has refreshed its range of all-in-one CPU coolers with the introduction of CLX models in 240mm, 280mm and 360mm flavours.
Available to pre-order at $250, $270 and $300, respectively, the new-look range takes advantage of a seventh generation Asetek pump and redesigned PWM-controlled EVGA aRGB fans that are said to offer “the best balance of cooling, silence and peace of mind.”
A familiar sentiment in a congested AIO market, where aesthetics often serve as the key point of differentiation. Aware of such trends, EVGA adorns its fans with an addressable LED ring, while the CPU block has been upgraded with an LCD display residing beneath a sleek domed lid.
It’s a simple yet elegant solution whose low profile appears noticeably less bulbous than certain rivals. The 2.1in display touts a 480×480 resolution to display key system metrics and can be customised through EVGA’s own CLX software to cycle information or play custom animations.
A copper contact plate offers compatibility with all modern Intel and AMD sockets bar Threadripper, and the aluminium radiator is attached via 400mm of sleeved tubing. This is a closed-loop solution, with no option for expansion or refilling, and improving overall refinement is evidently the primary focus.
“With increased flow rate, low noise, an LCD screen, and robust software controls for RGB lighting, the new CLX coolers maximize cooling, while Hydro-Dynamic bearing fans effortlessly dissipate heat from the radiator without sacrificing silence,” said Jacob Freeman, EVGA global product management director.
The Californian firm sent shockwaves through the enthusiast community when it announced last month it would no longer produce Nvidia graphics cards. While many assumed this to be the end of EVGA as we know it, the manufacturer appears to be refocussing its efforts on other product categories. Given its expertise in the enthusiast field, we look forward to seeing what else it has up its sleeves.