Thermolab is a company new to those of us in the UK, and really most of Europe and the US. They are a small company based in Korea and mainly deal in the small CPU cooler market, and judging by some benchmarks on Korean review sites, they are good at what they do. Their products will be sold in Europe under the label “Cooltek – powered by Thermolab”.
This is the second cooler we have on test from Cooltek, offering the same heat sink platform as the ITX30 with a larger fan. The LP53 is still as much a low profile cooler as the ITX30 was, the main difference is the introduction of a larger, more powerful fan providing the airflow. Whilst not quite as small as the ITX30 cooler I looked at previously, the LP53 can still hold claim to the title of being an ultra low-profile unit being only 8mm taller than the Intel stock cooler, with the intention to cool Intel 1155, 1156 and 1150 processors with a maximum TDP of 100W. The cooler is expected to retail at around the £35-£40 range. Couple this with the extremely high levels of manufacture and quality that Cooltek put into their products and we should be all set for a very good, relatively cheap cooler. So without further delay, lets get this cooler on our test bench and see whether it can tame the heat from our scalding hot Intel i7 4770k.