Items tagged with cooling

Aesthetics in one's PC build is a trend that is permanently here to stay, touching virtually every aspect of the build experience (hence why RGB is so popular). With transparent glass panels being common place, one key available space for a billboard-like spectacle is the CPU cooler area. Enter DeepCool's latest... Read more...
Every year at CES, Cooler Master seems to push the boundaries of gaming and PC hardware, such as with the lineup of gaming cockpits and peripherals last year. While we are excited to see what else is in store at CES 2024, the first items off the press from Cooler Master are rather cool, pun intended. The Cooler Master... Read more...
Sycom has created a very unique RTX 4070 Ti featuring Noctua’s high-performance NFA12x25 120mm fans. It is one of the very few (if not the only) GeForce cards to be manufactured with Noctua fans. Noctua itself has Noctua-branded RTX 30 and 40 series cards (that are co-manufactured with Asus), but it doesn’t have an... Read more...
Noctua has updated its product roadmap, revealing that several of its upcoming fans and CPU coolers have been delayed yet again. That includes the highly anticipated second-generation NH-D15 dual tower cooler. Previously, Noctua’s next-gen D15 cooler was announced to arrive as early as Q4 of 2023; Noctua’s updated... Read more...
No, there's not a typo in the headline—that's how Thermalright spelled it. Despite the sun iconography on the packaging and despite the obvious parallels with the sun and heat, Thermalright's new thermal interface pads for CPU cooling are known as "Heilos" and not "Helios." Confusing name aside, these pads are an... Read more...
Igor’s Lab has leaked key details about Intel’s next-generation CPU socket, LGA 1851 that will launch with Arrow Lake S in 2024-2025. The new socket will reportedly feature enhanced M.2 storage connectivity with more CPU lanes and higher bandwidth compared to previous generations. The new socket specifications also... Read more...
Computer processors have always been complex feats of engineering, but they're even more so today with fundamental shifts in the design and packaging, such as stacking technologies (Intel's Foveros and AMD's 3D V-cache) and the use of chiplets. These novel approaches to chip design can alter the heat pattern, and... Read more...
When it comes to tackling temps, most of attention ends up focused on the CPU and GPU. These days, however, proper cooling is just as important for storage now that solid state drives (SSDs) have become commonplace, and the need for heat dissipation only increases as drive makers push out increasingly faster products... Read more...
While AI technologies (like NVIDIA's ACE for Games and Microsoft's Windows Copilot) have dominated the discussion so far this week at Computex, ASUS is making a splash in graphics hardware. According to ASUS, its ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 4090 ships with the highest out-of-box GPU boost clock speed ever for... Read more...
Zotac announced a new mini-PC today at Computex that is the world's first small form factor PC to sport solid-state active cooling. The new PC is called the ZBOX PI430AJ, and as the name suggests, features an active cooling solution with no moving parts, making it smaller, quieter, faster and more reliable compared to... Read more...
PowerColor has admitted that a “small percentage” of its Radeon RX 7900 XTX Red Devil graphics cards have an issue that results in a significant delta between the average GPU temperature and the hot spot temperature. The firm has already made a helpful statement on the issue, but many will be happy to fix the problem... Read more...
Overclocking guru and TechTuber der8auer (AKA Roman Hartung) has tested a couple of active graphics card backplate coolers purchased via AliExpress. Graphics card backplates can get pretty hot, so it is logical to think that adding some active cooling could help with the overall cooling of your card. However... Read more...
PCIe 5.0 SSDs are about to be out, and they're super-fast, with peak transfer rates up over 12 GB/second. Anything moving data around that quickly is going to use some significant power to do it, and as you are likely already aware if you read this site regularly, PCIe 5.0 SSDs get pretty warm. There's a variety of... Read more...
Noctua is continuing its collaboration with ASUS on another custom-cooled graphics card, the GeForce RTX 4080, with claims that it offers a huge reduction in noise without sacrificing temperatures. This is the third graphics card the two have teamed up on, following the release of Noctua Edition GeForce RTX 3080 and... Read more...
Gigabyte could be releasing a spiced-up version of the Radeon RX 6800 XT in the near future, known as the RX 6800 XT Gaming OC Pro. According to images received by VideoCardz, the Pro features a significantly beefed-up cooling solution utilizing the same cooler as Gigabyte's mammoth RX 6950 XT Gaming OC. If this... Read more...
Modern PCIe 4.0 and 5.0 SSDs get pretty warm because the powerful SSD controllers make a lot of heat, like any >1GHz processor. If you expand your PlayStation 5's internal storage with a fast PCIe 4.0 SSD like Sony recommends, the system offers very limited cooling. Folks who are concerned about the longevity of their... Read more...
We have a newcomer in the PC hardware space, though it's a name you're undoubtedly familiar with—Amazon. The mega online retailer has begun offering a CPU air cooler with RGB lighting through its Amazon Basics branding, and like its other in-house items, this one carries an aggressive price, putting it squarely into... Read more...
Chinese cooling specialist Jiushark, sometimes translated as Nine Sharks, has launched a new CPU top-down cooler. The Jiushark Diamond JF13K rather breaks the mold for such coolers, as it is like an expansive 240mm radiator strapped right on top of your CPU. Key features of this CPU cooler are dual 120mm fans, seven... Read more...
Mobile World Congress kicks off today and runs through Thursday, which means we can expect a barrage of smartphone reveals and related technologies throughout the week. One of the, *ahem* cooler announcements is the OnePlus 11 Concept with a supposedly game-changing Active CryoFlux liquid cooling scheme to lower temps... Read more...
Earlier this week overclocking expert Roman ‘der8auer’ Hartung continued his series of vlogs documenting his time at Intel’s R&D and overclocking labs in Oregon. In this latest half-hour episode he interviewed Mark Gallina, a Senior System Thermal and Mechanical Architect at Intel. The deep dive interview uncovered... Read more...
We recently reported that the first consumer PCIe Gen 5 SSD had hit retail, in Japan, in the shape of the CFD Gaming PG5NFZ Series. Now, eminent Twitter PC hardware leaker momomo_us has acquired one of these impressive 10GB/s devices. The Tweet text translates to ‘Gun gun gun gun’ which in Japanese is a way of saying... Read more...
The so-called liquid metal thermal compounds are well regarded for their heat conductivity, but they come with extra hazards. They are thus not the best choice for novice or nervous PC DIYers. This fact is illustrated very clearly by a graphics card sent to overclocker Roman “der8auer” Hartung, which was in a very... Read more...
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