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Intel with Stock Water Cooling ?

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  1. malware New Member

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    Intel has created a self-contained watercooling unit that will enable the latest Pentium Extreme Edition chips to hit 5GHz with ease. It's still a prototype, but who knows? The cooler is based on solid copper water block, a DC brushless motor centrifugal pump and radiator, cooled by a 120mm fan. The main body of the unit is made of injection-moulded plastic and can be mounted on ATX and BTX boards. The prototype is extremely well designed and manages to run a 3.8GHz Extreme Edition chip overclocked to 5.01GHz at 62'C. Intel is currently looking to work with a technology partner to developer commercial coolers around this design. Because Intel designed it to be assembled from commonly made parts, final retail coolers are expected to cost less than $50!

    Source: bit-tech
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    Less than $50....now that would be interesting
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    bout time considering each intel seems to throttle on the stock hsf. lol
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    lol that doesnt look like anything AMD would need :laugh: . And even if their stock cooler lost its touch, it seems like just about every company out there brags a better HSF for...about 10 bucks? :D. Of course you CAN get better, but it gets more expensive :p
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    At least you'll be able to conveniently heat your house or office with an Intel CPU... I think this would be a reverse admission of failure for Intel when they need a water-cooler for a desktop CPU because it draws 40-50% more electrical power than a properly designed chip.
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    doubt that'll last through conroe.
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    Intel procs are about to get a lot less heat dissipation when Conroe comes out, even less than current AMD procs, so I don't think this stock water cooler will become mainstream anytime soon, would be interesting to have one of these babies though :)
    Anyway, better keep those jokes about intel procs heat problems coming, cause I guess in some months you won't have the chance to do that anymore... :p
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    Except every desktop Intel made in the past 4 years still has crazy power consumption and heat output :p

    Conroe should be cool, but AMD isnt just rolling over and dying. They always have something up their sleeve. AMD made the first Athlon 64 3 years ago, and Intel is still playing catch up. In that period AMD has had plenty of R&D time to create the next big thing.
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    Something new from intel to play with

    " Intel's R&D labs have the most outrageous equipment for measurements and designing, meaning that this has been designed to last for more than three years without leaking, failing or requiring a top-up of coolant."

    believe that when I see one;)
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    $50 for just the heatsink, or for the whole system?
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    Well, my 2.8Ghz Northwood P4 idles at 35°C with stock cooling, but my brother's 3.2Ghz Prescott idles at 41°C, so yes, the temps went up after Intel started using Prescott cores...

    P4 idle.JPG

    But my point is, intel new procs are supposed to require a lot less power and produce a lot less heat dissipation, so I don't see intel using this cooler for their mainstream products anytime soon... I also don't see any reason for making bad intel heat jokes in the near future either, but I guess we'll keep the jokes coming in the meantime :nutkick: :toast:
    Anyway, AMD next big thing is supposed to be socket AM2 procs, and I'm sure we'll see a performance improvement over current AMD procs, it's just that this change is going to be more evolutionary than revolutionary IMO, as opposed to intel's new approach, then again, we're getting kinda off topic here aren't we? :p
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