Monday, October 10th 2011

Sandy Bridge-E Stock Watercooling: Enthusiast Overclocking Right Out Of The Box

Intel have finally confirmed that they will be including water cooling as an enthusiast solution for their upcoming Core i7-3000 series Sandy Bridge-E processors due for release on November 14 – a first for Intel and something for AMD to match. They have gone with Asetek due to their high quality products and good reputation, which will be branded with the distinctive Intel blue logos. The 12cm radiator fan will actually be illuminated in Intel Blue, giving a classy look to the kit. On top of that, they will actually sell the kit separately, so no one need feel left out. The E-series chips are already significantly faster than the current Sandy Bridge offerings, but water cooling will be able to stretch that lead even further and should make for some exciting overclocking achievements. Perhaps 6GHz or more 24/7 reliable operation is within reach? No prices as yet.

Sources: X-bit labs Softpedia
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41 Comments on Sandy Bridge-E Stock Watercooling: Enthusiast Overclocking Right Out Of The Box

#1
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
Big thanks to Damn_Smooth for the tip. :toast:
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#2
Jegergrim
*Yawn* Give us prices already :(
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#3
douglatins
Prices? Lol i guess these are only included in X procs boxed
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#4
LagunaX
If they don't price them like their ssd's then they might actually sell some!
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#5
LAN_deRf_HA
I'm confused what this is. Is it a press release? We already saw this and I got to make my disgruntled remarks about it. And significantly faster than available SB procs? Not according to the previews. It's wishful thinking to expect it to go from identical IPC to radical improvement between now and launch.
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#6
Steevo
Called stealing the thunder.

All these companies play it. And at 120mm and what looks like 1/4" tubing it is only going to offer "meh" performance over a air cooler.
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#7
Lionheart
Wow love the design of it:toast:
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#8
Da_SyEnTisT
well , thats funny ...


when there was news about AMD thinking of the possibilty of shipping high-end FX with watercooling , every AMD haters were ready with comments like : fx must be overheating ahahah, fx this , fx that ....


Intel doing it : oh nice !
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#9
ensabrenoir
next rig will be green...gonna do some modding
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#10
[H]@RD5TUFF
I really like the colors!:eek: I can't wait for this thing to come out already!
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#11
theJesus
Available separately, eh? I wonder how competitive the price will be.
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#12
[H]@RD5TUFF
by: theJesus
Available separately, eh? I wonder how competitive the price will be.
I would hope even intel realizes they need to be about the same as other contenders.
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#13
LagunaX
Haha definitely Intel blue and not AMD red!
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#14
makwy2
I reserve my judgement until prices and more importantly performance reviews are done on it. Until that... meh
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#15
[H]@RD5TUFF
by: makwy2
I reserve my judgement until prices and more importantly performance reviews are done on it. Until that... meh
Agreed
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#16
devguy
Need one of these to put on my upcoming FX processor. Gonna give the FX water cooler to my buddy with the Sandy Bridge chip.

Hurray for misleading rigs!!!
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#17
ensabrenoir
by: Da_SyEnTisT
well , thats funny ...


when there was news about AMD thinking of the possibilty of shipping high-end FX with watercooling , every AMD haters were ready with comments like : fx must be overheating ahahah, fx this , fx that ....


Intel doing it : oh nice !
:eek: alert alert. Possible intel mind control chip malfunction
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#18
Katanai
Well, I like how it looks. Especially that fan. I don't think I'll be switching over though. When I bought my Gygabyte x58 UD7 I said to myself that the next board I'll buy must have native USB3 and SATA 6GB. Although there's nothing wrong with the implementation that this board has but when it will be integrated it can only get better. So yeah, I think I'll wait for the next generation.
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#19
tilldeath
late to the game AMD already shipping bulldozer with em and they don't overprice there chips. AMD FTW!
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#20
DoomDoomDoom
by: tilldeath
late to the game AMD already shipping bulldozer with em and they don't overprice there chips. AMD FTW!
This... isn't a fanboy post at all. I think you missed Steevo's post about "stealing thunder". And I'm not sure if you've seen the leaked benchmarks, but Bulldozer isn't exactly blowing doors down.
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#21
[H]@RD5TUFF
by: DoomDoomDoom
This... isn't a fanboy post at all. I think you missed Steevo's post about "stealing thunder". And I'm not sure if you've seen the leaked benchmarks, but Bulldozer isn't exactly blowing doors down.
Sad but true.
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#22
BazookaJoe
Am I the only one to wonder : what about the SURROUNDING components?

Current Intel MoBo design BLATANTLY depends on the outward radiation of air from the generic circular cooler to blow on all of the surrounding ships (Edit : and even CHIPS ) such as the voltage regulation chain.

With this as spec there will be, by design, NO airflow around your CPU socket.

Yeah "..blah blah overclockers will have extra fans blah blah idiotrant.." - but if this is a STOCK cooler, a lot of NOT OVERCLOCKERS will also land up with it? Sooooo what happens to the thermal load on your VRM's? I'm just say'n....
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#23
Valdez
by: tilldeath
late to the game AMD already shipping bulldozer with em and they don't overprice there chips. AMD FTW!
FX-8150 review
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#24
MikeMurphy
I have no faith in the performance of these units.

Considering they support chips "up to 100w TDP" then they will be woefully inadequate for anything overclocked. And, if the stock cooler is insufficient for non-overclocked cpus then Intel is being giant jackasses.

I'm actually getting tired of Intel's crap. You would have thought all SB-E would be unlocked. Nope, sorry. Even $500 for a CPU and mobo doesn't earn you that right with Intel. Intel is always trying to jam us for a couple extra bucks even when we're hemorrhaging money for their chipset and SB-E cpus.

As much as performance is king, I can't help but really appreciate AMD.
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#25
dieterd
this looks like a 80mm or 90mm fan (LOUD) - at least good that this will be as only option and intel can do what ever they want with this pricing, but there will be lot more third party coolers with better preformance, sound and of course with better price (it is intel - come on!)
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