120mm 2000RPM Fan Included.
Excellent Performance for a Cheap Cooler.
Universal mounting system fits most modern socket platforms.
Extremely quiet operation even under load.
Installation is a little more involved than other coolers.
Cooler may be too large for some systems.
Some assembly required.
By Hardware Secrets on August 10, 2010
The Zalman CNPS10X cooler family is really a great team. As with the CNPS10X Extreme and the CNPS10X Flex that we have already reviewed, the CNPS10X Performa is an excellent cooler, justifying its name. It performed practically as well as the CNPS10X...-
By Real World Labs on August 08, 2010
Having reviewed the CNPS10X Performa i finally know, even after 2 decades, why Zalman is considered to be one of the best companies in the CPU Cooling industry. The CNPS10X Performa is a great CPU Cooler with great build quality, rich...-
By X-bit Labs on May 17, 2010
As for Zalman CNPS10X Performa, we totally admire it. In fact, this product has only one drawback: unbalanced fan with “floating” noise level. It is up to you to decide how significant this issue is for your particular case, but it won’t be a problem to...-
By TweakNews on May 06, 2010
The Zalman CNPS10X Performa surprised me with its performance regardless of its cheap price tag. Even with less surface area and lighter materials, the Performa is still a very well made cooler for the money. Throughout the reviewing and testing,...-
By Hi Tech Legion on May 06, 2010
I was very satisfied with the Zalman CNPS10X Performa. It performed very well; the smooth and flat copper base helped keep the CPU core temperature only a few degrees above ambient temperature while idling. Under load, the temperatures were still kept...-
By Guru of 3D on April 09, 2010
on a CPU cooler these days. With that in mind the went back to the drawing board, trying to uphold the quality standards their other cooler have, then came up with a new design, stripped away the more flashy and gimmicky items and bingo, a new child...-
By Legit Reviews on March 31, 2010
I think Zalman has released a solid cooler that will fit in anyone's budget....-
By Bigbruin on March 23, 2010
After spending some time with the Zalman CNPS10X Performa heatpipe CPU cooler, I can honestly say I'm impressed. Most of the time I could hardly tell it was there. When the time came for gaming, video encoding, or any other tasking application, the...-
By ComputerPowerUser on March 12, 2010
With an expected street price near the $30 mark, the CNPS10X Performa is a great all-around cooler. In its stock form, the Performa should please quiet-computing and mainstream users, while enthusiasts can opt for a dual-fan configuration for extreme...90
By Benchmark Reviews on March 12, 2010
The Zalman CNPS10X-Performa heatsink keeps the five 6mm copper heatpipe rods used for other CNPS10X-series coolers, but improves the finsink design with more aggressive central bands of rippled aluminum fins and allows a second 120mm fan to be mounted...-