Relatively small design.
BlackPearl Nickel Plating.
Red or Blue LEDs.
Less sharp than its predecessor.
Plenty of directed air "spill" that cools northbridge heatsink and VRM.
Support Intel and AMD sockets.
135mm LED Fan.
PWM controlled 135mm fan.
Compact size that offers plenty of room for RAM clearance.
Fan adapter for quiet operation.
Compatible with both Intel and AMD.
Price needs to be lower.
Some installation steps complicated, Fan very loud at fullspeed.
Unique fan, can't get a spare one after the included one's life runs out.
No provisions to attach additional or thirdparty fans.
Single Fan Solution.
Mounting system could be severally improved.
By ThinkComputers on May 16, 2011
The Zalman CNPS9900 MAX CPU cooler is a decent CPU cooler. It’s got good looks with the nickel plated design and blue or red LEDs for the fan, but I was sort of surprised to see the results of the testing. It’s been a while since I last...80
By Bit-tech.net on March 14, 2011
While the CNPS9900-MAX Blue returned some excellent results, it’s also very expensive, retailing for £49. This is £11 more expensive than the Frio, and in both our test systems, the matched or bettered its performance and was quieter....70
By APC Magazine on March 09, 2011
If you've been reading our Overclocking 101 guide and have been bitten by the overclocking bug, you're probably in the market for a new heatsink/fan combination. You'll need something that can tame a CPU roaring along at 4GHz, yet won't...70
By SilentPC Review on February 27, 2011
Zalman CNPS9900 MAX When Zalman released the CNPS10X line, we expected the long-lived flower heatsink design to walk off into the sunset for a well-deserved retirement. The CNPS9000 series has failed to perform effectively against conventional tower...-
By Overclock3D on February 02, 2011
The video was lengthy enough to cover pretty much every point of the cooler, but we will just cover the main points here quickly. A major plus point of this cooler is you will not have any issues what so ever with ram height compatibility, this is a...67
By Hardware Secrets on January 20, 2011
Today we are testing the top-shelf CPU air cooler from Zalman, the CNPS9900 MAX, which has two circular heatsinks, three heatpipes and a 135 mm LED fan. Let's check if its performance.The box of the CNPS9900 MAX is made of card paper, with a...-
By Maximum PC on January 13, 2011
Where did this come from? We were ready to write Zalman off for good. Its much-beloved 9000-series copper heatsinks (culminating in the CNPS9900, which received a Kick Ass award in March 2009) were blown away by the advent of skyscraper-style coolers...90
By Overclockers Club on December 30, 2010
The Zalman CNPS9900 MAX is a very strong performer, and brings a lot of attractive features to the table. It is relatively compact compared to other high end heatsinks, has a mirror-polished base, and is lightweight. Not only does it come close to...-
By FrostyTech on December 24, 2010
The CNPS9900 Max heatsink has a total heat dissipation surface area on the order of 5402cm2, stands 150mm tall and weighs 755 grams. The manufacturer claims max heat capacity is a whopping 300W! CPU compatibility extends to Intel socket...91
By techPowerUp! on December 20, 2010
With the CNPS9900 MAX, Zalman made another attempt to show that its copper fin ring type heatsinks are still competent in handling thermal loads of today's CPUs, and still competitive with the tower-type heatsinks that are pretty-much the norm these...79