The XTC700, according to Gigabyte, will be capable of thermals of up to “>200W” from the package, thanks to its dense aluminium fin-stack, three 10mm heatpipes (direct contact on CPU), and two 120mm fans. The fans have speeds ranging from 500-1700 RPM, and are rated for 15-53 CFM and 0.2-1.93mm H2O. Gigabyte’s marketing claims a decibel rating on the XTC700’s fans range from 12-31 dBA, making it comparable to the Hyper 212 Evo by Cooler Master, which ranges from 9-36 dBA. The XTC700’s fans are powered by a 4-pin PWM connector, while the RGB LEDs on the top plate are powered by the USB 2.0 or 1.1 header on the motherboard. The entire Gigabyte XTC700 with fans and all comes in at a weight of 1015 grams, dimensions marked at 130 x 109 x 169mm. Gigabyte has not spoken about the pricing or availability.
Check back for more coverage on this product at a later date -- possibly at CES.
- Ryan Greenberg