Intel X79-Based Motherboard and Liquid-Cooler Sneak Peek

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Just before wandering into Paul Otellini’s opening keynote at the Intel Intel Developers Forum going on in San Francisco, we spotted some new hardware on display in one of the demo areas we thought you’d all like to see.

If you remember a few weeks back, rumors began to spread that both Intel and AMD would be offering self-contained liquid-cooling solutions with their upcoming high-end processors. Well, as these pictures show, Intel is most definitely on-track to offer a liquid-cooling solution. Oh, and yes, that’s an X79 motherboard right next to it...

  

  

The X79 Express chipset is the successor to the X58 and will be paired to Intel’s upcoming LGA2011 socket for next-gen processors. The motherboard seen here is the Intel DX79SI, obviously based on the chipset. As its name suggest, the RTS2011LC liquid-cooling solution is also designed for said socket.

We don’t have many more details yet, but will as the day progresses. Time to get into the keynote and start taking some notes.

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'Now that's some serious eye candy, Is it possible to get Cavities in the Retina?? Intel is going hard , no doubt. That's a beefy cooler, wicked looking too. But the star, The Motherboard, That Skull n heat sink looks frigging awesome. I also noticed it has 8 RAM slots and not four like the X79s we've seen so far. lOvE the Color scheme."

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Nice looking board. Wish I was there.

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That thing looks amazing! Everything about it is cool.

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Liquid cooling standard is pretty cool, I wonder how this cooler stacks up against the others on the market already. 8 ram slots??? Is there really only 4 sata ports? Things are going to get crazy. I'm looking forward to more details!

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Inspector replied on Tue, Sep 13 2011 2:29 PM

that's one nice looking board. And they should upgrade every chip(including current and past) with a a stock water cooler :P

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Very cool Motherboard from Intel. All new design and am glad to see Intel make own water cooling system. I am looking forward to read about new Intel X79 Chipsets and next gen Intel i7 Extreme Edition Processor.

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BHerpich replied on Tue, Sep 13 2011 3:10 PM

Intel is not making their own water cooler. They are just supplying it with the cpu. It is made by Asetek.

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In a word... awesome!

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Asetek makes them for everyone, Corsair, Antec, PNY, etc.........I'm just excited that they are using liquid cooling as their stock option.

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fat78 replied on Tue, Sep 13 2011 3:48 PM

I don't really care if Intel isn't the one who manufactures these because i just find it cool that Intel is no longer giving that cheap cooler with a high end CPU. Every one who is spending money for an expensive processor will most likely spend money for a decent cool, but now some one may not need or want to upgrade their cooler.

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rrplay replied on Tue, Sep 13 2011 4:20 PM

looking real good for Intel to team up with the Asetek type hydro coolers.and hopefully they will ship with the option to purchase with or without.Very likely those purchasing an upper end CPU and man what a great looking Mainboard ! are likely to already have a preferred cooling option.

Good match too especially for that X79 board with all 8 mem slots no problem for taller heatsink ram modules and likely to be a must have for running Hyper-V VM s in Win 8.Thanks for the pics and keeping us updated .

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Marco C replied on Tue, Sep 13 2011 6:23 PM

It actually says "Cooled by Asetek" right on the CPU block...

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So much for not including a cooler with their high end processors. This is even better :) GO Intel for this great inclusion in a high end processor. Of course at the $1000 dollar premium for an extreme chip it should come with something good like this.

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AKwyn replied on Tue, Sep 13 2011 7:35 PM

Marco C:

It actually says "Cooled by Asetek" right on the CPU block...

It's a known fact that Asetek makes the most liquid CPU coolers out there in the retail market; and it's also a fact that they make good cooling products; I mean I've got a 92MM Asetek cooler installed and while it's not performing as well as the 120MM big boys, it does keep my CPU cooler then my previous CPU cooler.

 

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realneil replied on Tue, Sep 13 2011 8:00 PM

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Of course at the $1000 dollar premium for an extreme chip it should come with something good like this.

Agreed,......for a $1000.00 PLUS CPU, adding the water cooler makes sense. They SHOULD include a foot massager too. Smile

These Water Coolers really work well as Taylor said, and they're not that expensive for Intel to provide, seeing as though they can buy in outrageous quantities and get them for a lot less then we can.

I have 2 H60's and a H50 now. They're all a great way to cool a CPU and they're quiet too.

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Nice, but dump the toy water cooler and bundle dual thunderbolt instead for a cheap ram san linux cluster :)

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"I agree with the Foot Massager. Unfortunately, multiple sources are reporting that these coolers wont be included with the X chips. It should though, with Intel's buying power, they can easily acquire them at a modest $45-$50 per unit. But, oh well, its more profit for Them not to include them, but for one Grand a pop, it should be included."

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