IDF: Intel shows off liquid cooler, DX79SI motherboard for Sandy Bridge-E processors

IDF: Intel shows off liquid cooler, DX79SI motherboard for Sandy Bridge-E processors

Summary: It's been rumored that Intel would offer a liquid-cooling solution instead of a stock cooler with its new Sandy Bridge-E "extreme" processors, and multiple enthusiast sites have indeed snapped photos of the new cooler on the IDF exhibition floor.From the photos, we can determine that the RTS2011LC cooler has been created in conjunction with Asetek, which had previously announced it was working on a Sandy Bridge-E liquid-cooling solution.

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It's been rumored that Intel would offer a liquid-cooling solution instead of a stock cooler with its new Sandy Bridge-E "extreme" processors, and multiple enthusiast sites have indeed snapped photos of the new cooler on the IDF exhibition floor.

From the photos, we can determine that the RTS2011LC cooler has been created in conjunction with Asetek, which had previously announced it was working on a Sandy Bridge-E liquid-cooling solution. According to Legit Reviews, Intel reps said it's similar to the Corsair Hydro H70 kit that Asetek designed, but that parts were updated, including a 120mm fan. The fan even includes blue LED lights. While designed with the LGA2011 socket, it will also work with Intel's 1155, 1156, and 1366 sockets.

Also shown was the new DX79SI motherboard Intel will offer to pair with the Sandy Bridge-E chips. Based on the X79 chipset, it features three PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, quad-channel DDR3 memory, a pair of USB 3.0 ports, and the skull graphic that Intel has featured on past high-end mobos. (More details here.)

Hopefully, Intel will provide more info about Sandy Bridge-E as IDF continues, but these parts should at least whet your appetite a bit.

[Photo: Hot Hardware]

Topics: Hardware, Intel, Processors

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  • RE: IDF: Intel shows off liquid cooler, DX79SI motherboard for Sandy Bridge-E processors

    Looks like a Corsair H50 I picked up for $50 the other day.
    WarhavenSC
  • RE: IDF: Intel shows off liquid cooler, DX79SI motherboard for Sandy Bridge-E processors

    The heat exchanger should be integral with the processor itself.
    agabriele
  • RE: IDF: Intel shows off liquid cooler, DX79SI motherboard for Sandy Bridge-E processors

    Like the the Corsair h50 and the aAntec Kuhler LC series. Mfgr'ed by the same fabricator
    Jaytmoon
  • RE: IDF: Intel shows off liquid cooler, DX79SI motherboard for Sandy Bridge-E processors

    This looks to be more impressive than just a "heat pipe." Compaq used that type of technology back in the early 90's in their notebook pc's.
    richvball44
  • RE: IDF: Intel shows off liquid cooler, DX79SI motherboard for Sandy Bridge-E processors

    Processor made for nerds on a budget. Because most people who care about liquid cooling would rather buy a bulk CPU and 3rd party liquid cooling product. I say make smaller an cooler CPUs that can get away with passive cooling. Like ARM can.
    Bakabaka
  • RE: IDF: Intel shows off liquid cooler, DX79SI motherboard for Sandy Bridge-E processors

    Bakabaka, you go right ahead and continue using your cellular phone for all of your processing needs. Leave the discussion about thermal dissipation to the big boys.
    Suckbutton
  • RE: IDF: Intel shows off liquid cooler, DX79SI motherboard for Sandy Bridge-E processors

    i like that they using water know there air one suck that they use to ship with im glad they less end to people dont use them any more hope they drop the price of the cpu for knot have one in there so people can buy a real one that they like think you intel if your dome dont put one on your cpu then you get what you get
    qubert