Conventional Micro-Fin Structure
When the coolant enters the micro-fin channels, a part of the liquid will form a continuously growing laminar flow layer on the metal fins. It will obstruct the passage through the fins and alloy the heat dissipation.
Enermax Micro-Fin Structure with Quad-Shunt-Channel
The clue: The cold plate design has been improved by adding four shunt channels. At the right position, these shunts minimize the boundary layer effect. The coolant can absorb more heat and the cooler achieves a much better cooling performance.