Tuesday, December 21st 2021

Intel Laminar RH1 Alder Lake-S Stock Cooler Pictured

The upcoming stock coolers for the Intel 12th Generation Core Alder Lake desktop processors were recently uncovered showing the Laminar RH1, Laminar RM1, and Laminar RS1. The Laminar RH1 will be bundled with the 65 W 12th Gen Core i9 desktop series and has recently been pictured showing its full metal design. The RH1 will include integrated LED lighting however it is currently unclear if this will be an RGB setup. This is the second leaked cooler to be pictured after the mid-range RM1 which will be bundled with Core i3, i5, and i7 processors while the RS1 should be included with Pentium and Celeron products. The Alder Lake-S processors featuring these new coolers are expected to launch on January 5th.
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41 Comments on Intel Laminar RH1 Alder Lake-S Stock Cooler Pictured

#1
Tigger
I'm the only one
Like the way the centre is still with running fan
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#2
Crackong
So the bigger cooler uses giant metal fins while the smaller one is an old cooler with a plastic fin shroud?
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#3
darakian
It's probably not a good cooler, but I kinda like the look of it
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#4
ixi
darakianIt's probably not a good cooler, but I kinda like the look of it
Soon there should be benchmarks. Not far away from 5. january.
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#5
Caring1
They work even better when you mount them on the CPU and not the PCI-e slots. :roll:
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#6
freeagent
A for effort for sure. I would rather look at that stock cooler than many of their older ones.
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#7
aQi
The led is white and the fan/fiber/plastic/acrylic seems to be of blue color. White light makes it blueish in glow.
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#8
Voodoo Rufus
Looks like it uses a backplate and metal thumbscrews to mount. A welcome change from the plastic pushpins.
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#9
Athlonite
Caring1They work even better when you mount them on the CPU and not the PCI-e slots. :roll:
i'm so glad I'm not the only one who noticed the AIO actually on the CPU and this cooler just sitting on the PCIe slot
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#10
Chaitanya
Voodoo RufusLooks like it uses a backplate and metal thumbscrews to mount. A welcome change from the plastic pushpins.
That change is only for this cooler, other seems to have those hated plastic push pins.
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#11
spnidel
fancy way of having very few fins
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#12
macrobe
Is there a vapor chamber?
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#14
watzupken
While it is good to see Intel refreshing their stock cooler that is mostly not fit for purpose, unfortunately the refreshed coolers look good, but pale in comparison to AMD's stock cooler. This is the top dog in Intel's stock cooler range, but cooling capability will likely be in the region of the Wraith Spire with the copper base. The Wraith Prism is likely one of the best stock cooler to date, with a good balance of noise to performance. It is not silent for sure, but it is certainly better than what I am seeing here when it comes to cooling performance.
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#15
Vayra86
This thing looks pretty damn huge to me. Like nearly a proper tower, except not quite as high. Pretty thick metal too.

Looks can be deceiving but this seems to be a heavier item than anything Intel made for stock topflow coolers to date. With good reason obviously, given their hot line up.

Or maybe this is really meant as THE most overkill solution to cool those M2 slots there, and Intel is going to once again push storage solutions in our faces nobody wants.
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#17
Outback Bronze
Vayra86seems to be a heavier item than anything Intel made for stock topflow coolers to date.
Does the QX9650 count? : )

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#18
PanicLake
I fail to see much functionality of the outer prolonged fins when the air is blocked by a plastic shroud.
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#19
AusWolf
PanicLakeI fail to see much functionality of the outer prolonged fins when the air is blocked by a plastic shroud.
Are they even fins? They look like a downward extension of the shroud to me.
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#21
Aretak
Vayra86This thing looks pretty damn huge to me. Like nearly a proper tower, except not quite as high. Pretty thick metal too.
Thick metal isn't what you want for a cooler though. You want it cut into as many extremely thin sections as possible to maximize surface area. Having less and thicker fins is far less effective, but cheaper to manufacture. Still, it's better than nothing I suppose. The lower-end RM1 version has plastic "fins" that are there for looks only.
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#22
sillyconjunkie
How is that supposed to cool anything..? That ain't it. And how many times are you going to show us this cooler?

Is there a heatsink fin shortage now also?! lulz
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#23
Chaitanya
sillyconjunkieHow is that supposed to cool anything..? That ain't it. And how many times are you going to show us this cooler?

Is there a heatsink fin shortage now also?! lulz
Actually there is a shortage of both Cu and Al.
www.alumeco.com/news/2021/analysis-global-aluminium-shortage
finance.yahoo.com/news/copper-shortage-growing-ev-demand-161752045.html#:~:text=The%20world%20is%20currently%20grappling,been%20mined%20throughout%20human%20history.
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#24
AusWolf
sillyconjunkieHow is that supposed to cool anything..? That ain't it. And how many times are you going to show us this cooler?

Is there a heatsink fin shortage now also?! lulz
It's not supposed to cool anything. It's supposed to demonstrate that Intel's cooler division (or whatever it's called) is actually doing something to get paid. 9 out of 10 users are using aftermarket solutions anyway and the 1 left is installing it into a corporate PC so doesn't care.
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#25
Yraggul666
Welp at least it looks better than previous iterations...
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