EK reveals their world’s first Direct-Die AIO CPU Liquid cooler
EK launches their Nucleus CR360 Direct-Die CPU liquid cooler for Intel LGA 1700 processors
At CES EK revealed a world’s first product, an all-in-one CPU liquid cooler that was designed specifically for direct-die CPU cooling. This direct-die CPU cooling solution is the Nucleus CR360 Direct-Die, and it is designed specifically for delidded LGA 1700 processors.
So what’s a delidded processor? It’s a CPU that has had its Integrated Heatspreader (IHS) removed. This is a risky process, but doing it can allow users to directly mount cooling solutions onto their processors. By doing this, users can achieve huge drops in CPU thermals. This increased thermal headroom can be used for further overclocking, or allow users to build cool-running systems that don’t feature loud fans.
EK has designed this new cooling solution in collaboration with De8auer, a world-renowned overclocker and expert CPU delidder. EK has stated that this cooling solution can drop CPU thermals by 20-degrees when compared to the same processor (before delidding), with a standard EK Nucleus cooling solution.
EK’s Direct-Die CPU cooling solution only works with delidded Intel LGA1700 processors. This CPU cooler will not work optimally with delidded AMD Ryzen processors or with undelidded Intel LGA1700 CPUs. This cooling solution is a a highly specific use case. That said, with LGA 1700 support this cooler can support delidded Intel 12th Gen, 13th Gen, and 14th Gen desktop processors.
We expect EK to bring their new Nucleus CR360 Direct-Die CPU Liquid Cooler to market in the near future. At this time we do not know EK’s planned pricing for this product.
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