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ASUS' ROG Strix II Liquid Cooler already ships with Intel LGA 1700 support

ASUS is ready for Intel's next-generation CPU socket

ASUS' ROG Strix II Liquid Cooler already ships with Intel LGA 1700 support

ASUS' ROG Strix II Liquid Cooler already ships with Intel LGA 1700 support

Intel's next-generation Alder Lake CPU platform is due to launch later this year, and with it will come the company's new LGA 1700 socket. With LGA 1700 will come the need for new mounting hardware for CPU coolers, a factor that will make many of today's heatsinks incompatible with Intel's latest socket without new LGA 1700 upgrade kits. 

ASUS has already prepped for LGA 1700 with their latest CPU coolers, with Xfastest confirming that their ROG Strix II Liquid cooler shipped with LGA 1700 compatible mounting hardware. This makes ASUS one of the few CPU cooler manufacturers that currently support Intel's LGA 1700 socket.  

Given the fact that Asetek makes ASUS' ROG Strix II liquid cooler, it is likely that other new Asetek-made liquid coolers will soon start to ship with LGA 1700 support. It is also likely that Asetek and their partners will release LGA 1700 upgrade kits as standalone products soon, allowing owners of older Asetek coolers to use their existing liquid coolers with Intel's next-generation CPU platform. 

Asetek's LGA 1700 mounts are adjustable to support 75mm and 78mm, giving the mounting solution the versatility needed to support CPU sockets beyond LGA 1700. Intel LGA 1700 socket motherboards are said to use heatsink fastening holes in a square 75mm x 75mm pattern. At this time, it is unknown why this mounting mechanism has support for larger hole spacings. 

ASUS' ROG Strix II Liquid Cooler already ships with Intel LGA 1700 support   
As it stands, ASUS is one of the first CPU heatsink manufacturers to support Intel's LGA 1700 socket, and over the next few months, we should expect to see other manufacturers move to support Intel's new socket. 

Intel is due to launch Alder Lake within the next three months, which means that we should hear more about LGA 1700 compatible processors, motherboards and cooling solutions soon. 

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