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Asetek Unveils the 690LX-PN AIO Cooler for Intel Xeon W-3175X at $399

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In time with Intel's launch of the new Xeon W-3175X 28-core workstation CPU today, Asetek has announced their first, and only to date, certified CPU cooler for the processor. The cooler, code-named 690LX-PN, is a closed loop liquid cooler developed in collaboration with Intel, and approved by the latter to be used with the 28-core behemoth that no doubt needs more ample cooling than most of Intel's desktop offerings. It is rated for a 500 W TDP, thanks to the use of a triple 120 m radiator (copper/brass instead of aluminium, for a change) with fans pre-installed, and their latest Gen6-s pump integrated with a copper cold plate.

The cold plate in question is fairly large relative to the pump, which indicates that the cooling engine itself is not necessarily optimized for the larger heatspreader on the CPU. The cooler is only compatible with this CPU platform, and is also the only cooler approved by Intel for the platform as of the time of this post. It is available for purchase on the Asetek web shop, and comes with a 2-year warranty.



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When does Astek’s patent choking on all AIOs expire?
 
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When does Astek’s patent choking on all AIOs expire?
Probably wont, however the patent only affects designs that put the pump in the same house as the cold plate - you could argue that both in case of visual design and thermal ditto, its the wrong place.

I would 10x rather have a clean area around the cpu socket with just the coldplate and have all the electronics in a seperate housing next to either the rad or somewher inline.

Alphacools new Eisbear extreme looks to be a perfect "AIO" - to bad its quite expensive.

What asetek has done, like it or not, is to put adequate quality WC in the hands of average joe - and quite frankly they deserve praise - not hate for that.
 
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That cold plate looks like a goofy mismatch. Hmmm wonder why? :)

Wait until Asetek expands this AIO's availability to 1151 sockets. 100% probability later this year. :p
 
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geez for 400$ you think they could at least make a cover for the coldplate
 
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connect the circuit to a room radiator and you have heating solved in the winter
 
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guess someone's prayer has been answered. On a good note, at least there's water-cooling for the Xeon CPUs now.
 
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This XEON CPU is for workstations - not servers.......
 
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this design is actually functional... the areas where the pump doesn't touch provide some level of passive cooling, which is nice.
 
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Probably wont, however the patent only affects designs that put the pump in the same house as the cold plate - you could argue that both in case of visual design and thermal ditto, its the wrong place.

I would 10x rather have a clean area around the cpu socket with just the coldplate and have all the electronics in a seperate housing next to either the rad or somewher inline.

Alphacools new Eisbear extreme looks to be a perfect "AIO" - to bad its quite expensive.

What asetek has done, like it or not, is to put adequate quality WC in the hands of average joe - and quite frankly they deserve praise - not hate for that.
That's not how patents work.

Utility Patents issues in the USA on or after June 8th 1995 have a fixed term of 20 years from the earliest filing date of the application on which the patent was granted.

That means presuming US Patent #8245764 is the patent in question, we should expect the patent to expire on Aug 21st 2032.

Until then, we're stuck with AIO designs that don't integrate the pump into the CPU block/coldplate, so expect to see more designs like the Deepcool Captain, Swiftech H220/Drive or Alphacool Eisbear.
 
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Triple rad, 500w tdp? Good luck with that, plus pump is mounted in cpu block. LoL
 
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$400 for a sleezy, cheapo-lookin cold plate with an even cheaper-looking mini0pump slapped on top and some of the fuugggliest-lookin hoses I've eva seen anywhere.... p.U.h.L.e.E.e.z.Z.z.....

and whats with the bozo-stupido install/remove instructions printed on top of the pump, who the hell do they think is gonna be installing these into workstations anyways, a 3 year old or some ditzy blond-bimbo waitress from the local startbuckies ?????
 
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$400 for a sleezy, cheapo-lookin cold plate with an even cheaper-looking mini0pump slapped on top and some of the fuugggliest-lookin hoses I've eva seen anywhere.... p.U.h.L.e.E.e.z.Z.z.....

and whats with the bozo-stupido install/remove instructions printed on top of the pump, who the hell do they think is gonna be installing these into workstations anyways, a 3 year old or some ditzy blond-bimbo waitress from the local startbuckies ?????

Grumpy...are we ??
 
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Not at all, I just have zero tolerance for stupidity, especially when it is directed at a group of people who are usually considered to be reasonably intelligent.... ie folks who build/mod their own pc's....

And I am merely stating my opinion to that effect.

I think most of the membership here can/will quickly see that this cooler is way overpriced for what it offers and for the lack of build quality....

The fact that is being marketed as being for "workstations" should not /does not justify a jacked up price....
 
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Not at all, I just have zero tolerance for stupidity, especially when it is directed at a group of people who are usually considered to be reasonably intelligent.... ie folks who build/mod their own pc's....

And I am merely stating my opinion to that effect.

I think most of the membership here can/will quickly see that this cooler is way overpriced for what it offers and for the lack of build quality....

The fact that is being marketed as being for "workstations" should not /does not justify a jacked up price....
I don't think he's defending the product. I think he just doesn't understand why you chose to make your point by misspelling or typo-ing half the words in your post and then went on some weird tangent about starbucks baristas that didn't make any sense. (Also, let me say, for someone who has "zero tolerance for stupidity", it is hilarious how poorly written your post actually is)

You could easily have said "Wow, $400 for a rough-looking coldplate replacement that doesn't look very effective? Wow. That's a rip-off". That would have taken less of your time and resulted in you looking far, far less stupid than you currently look.
 
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I don't think he's defending the product. I think he just doesn't understand why you chose to make your point by misspelling or typo-ing half the words in your post and then went on some weird tangent about starbucks baristas that didn't make any sense. (Also, let me say, for someone who has "zero tolerance for stupidity", it is hilarious how poorly written your post actually is)

You could easily have said "Wow, $400 for a rough-looking coldplate replacement that doesn't look very effective? Wow. That's a rip-off". That would have taken less of your time and resulted in you looking far, far less stupid than you currently look.
Well, apparently, my forms of sarcasm is not very well understood by some folks....

My misspellings and weird tangent was only meant to express my outrage at the mfgr treating the PC builder/consumer as unintelligent and technically incapable of recognizing poorly made and overpriced components.... which I know from my time here is NOT the case at all...

Is this less stupid- looking enough for you ???
 
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