Gamdias has announced a fully-black Boreas P1-720 CPU tower cooler rated for 270W of heat dissipation. Let’s dig in.
The Boreas P1-720 is a large dual-stack tower cooler measuring 148mm (L) x 162mm (W) x 157.5mm (H) fully coated in black, giving it a premium look. It has seven (probably 6mm) copper heatpipes conducting heat from a convex baseplate towards two aluminium fin-stacks totalling 7,140cm² of surface area. Both towers feature a cut-off section providing further RAM compatibility – from 35mm to 60mm of clearance depending on if a front fan is installed.
Note the fin-stack is offset towards the PCIe slot, in order to leave more room for a potential large VRM cooling system.
The P1-720 comes with two fans, a front 120mm rated for 600 to 1,750RPM delivering 68.7CFM airflow at below 32dBA noise level, plus a central 135mm offering 84.2CFM at similar noise levels, rotating from 800 to 2,000RPM. This combo allows it to manage 270W TDP, according to Gamdias.
We can’t but note the notable resemblance with Noctua’s NH-D15 cooler, even though design choices for dual-tower coolers are limited by motherboard dimensions. In other words, the cooler needs to have enough clearance for as many motherboard VRMs, RAM and chassis heights as possible, leaving little room to manoeuvre. This is also a testament to how the beige brand (Noctua) has nailed a perfect design for a CPU cooler back in 2014.
The P1-720 comes bundled with all the necessary mounting equipment and tools, including thermal paste and a long screwdriver.
Compatible with Intel’s LGA2066 / 2011-v3 / 2011 / 1700 / 1151 / 1150 / 1155 / 1156 / 1200 and AMD’s AM5 / AM4 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ / AM2 / FM2+ / FM2 / FM1 sockets, the Gamdias Boreas P1-720 CPU cooler can be found at €73.