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Arctic Cooling Announces Alpine 11 Series Coolers for Socket LGA-1156

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To cope with the future demand for the up-and-coming Intel socket 1156, the Swiss low noise cooling solution provider ARCTIC COOLING today announced the launch of the new Alpine 11 series. This new CPU cooler series consists of three models – Alpine 11 Pro, Alpine 11 and Alpine 11 GT to target different purchasing groups.

The Intel Core i5 for socket 1156 is expected to be released in Q3. Multi-compatible with both the new sockets and 775, this new Alpine series is definitely a perfect choice for those who would like to go for a future-proof cooler.

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Whoa! Before Intel even released the i5!
 

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they sure look good as a stock HSF replacement. AC coolers are always oh so quiet.

I guess it was announced early, because they have 775 support too. Good idea really, have them on the market BEFORE the socket launches - instant availability when they launch i5.
 

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Now we need benchmarks:)
 
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Does that mean that the spacing for the i5 is the same as lga 775?
 
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These things don't look like they would cool very well.
 
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it is look like an modding for gpu cooler
 
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Looks like 775 sock cooler, doubt it'll perform well.
 

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considering how simplistic the design is does that mean we can expect them to run alot cooler than i7?
 

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it is look like an modding for gpu cooler
Looks like 775 sock cooler, doubt it'll perform well.
These are a stock replacement. If they match temps but do it at half the noise, its a win. Considering the sone levels (0.3 and 0.4) these things will be inaudible.

considering how simplistic the design is does that mean we can expect them to run alot cooler than i7?
Yes. dont forget that first gen i5 is 32nm as well.


Oh and if you all look at the provided image, the retail price is about $10-$15 USD.