UPDATE:Just got word that Warm-tek went out of business on June 22nd. We were expecting a heatsink to test, but it seems the company ceased its operations before the shipment. Bad global economy, BAD!
At Computex 2012 in Taipei, a company called WARM TEK Inc. introduced a new kind of heatsink which is made from thousands of individual metal wires, bonded together and machined razor smooth on the bottom. Warm-tek call this heatsink which comes in aluminum and copper versions, the 'Blonde Hedgehog cooler'. Here's your first look at it:
Frostytech will shortly be testing out one of these heatsinks, which are designed for cooling CPUs and LED lights. There's not much on the company website right now so stay tuned to Frostytech for a closer look at these prickly heatsinks and a full thermal test report.
The photos below were taken by TechPowerUp.com, be sure to check our their article from Computex 2012 which goes into more detail.
This heatsink is bound to cause patent issues with the
fan-type coolers Zalman
Additional reports and photos of Warm-Tek's heatsinks can be found on Mydrivers.com and