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EK's QuantumX Delta TEC cools Intel CPUs to sub-ambient temperatures

Intel's new Cryo tech will keep their CPUs ice cold

EK's QuantumX Delta TEC cools Intel CPUs to sub-ambient temperatures

EK's QuantumX Delta TEC cools Intel CPUs to sub-ambient temperatures

Intel's CPUs have gotten a lot hotter over the past few years, with the company's push for higher core counts and clock speeds resulting in higher levels of power draw and increased heat production. 

When PC enthusiasts enter the world of high-end overclocking, clock speeds, power draw and heat production are further boosted, creating the need for cooling solutions which go beyond that for traditional liquid coolers and large metallic heatsinks. To push the overclocking market further, Intel and EK have partnered to create a new CPU cooler design which can cool their 10th generation processors to sub-ambient temperatures. 

Utilising Intel's Cryo Cooling technology, EK has created their QuantumX Delta TEC Water block, a Thermo-Electric Cooler which is designed to give users next-level liquid cooling performance. 

Through a "unique combination of hardware, software, and firmware", EK's QuantumX Delta TEC Water block can cool Intel CPUs to sub-ambient temperatures while offering near-silent operation and minimised condensation risks. 

By using Thermo-Electic Cooling, EK can cool a processor to sub-ambient temperatures by moving heat into a traditional water block. This cooler design can help Intel users to achieve higher overclocks under sustained workloads without the need for more temporary sub-ambient cooling solutions.  

EK's QuantumX Delta TEC cools Intel CPUs to sub-ambient temperatures  
This heatsink is designed for a very niche market, and as such, this product has a large price tag associated with it. Thermo-Electric cooling is no cheap, and the low production volumes of this unit will prevent this product from benefiting from mass manufacturing techniques. This makes the EK-QuantumX Delta TEC €349.90, which is similar to the cost of a 10th generation i7.

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10-11-2020, 12:47:37

Warchild
Wonder if this could effectively cool the GPU too given a customer water loop.Quote

10-11-2020, 13:51:12

AlienALX
CM are working on a 360mm AIO. It's set to cost about twice a normal AIO.

WC, in answer to that, no. The issue is because the TEC outputs 200w of heat on the hot side a 360 is barely enough for a CPU. I mean, you could probably get around it with more rads maybe.....

Problem is these have rubber skirts to stop moisture. So you would also need to come up with a way of doing that on the GPU WB also.Quote

10-11-2020, 13:51:53

ImprovizoR
Stating that they can minimize the risk of condensation doesn't exactly fill me with confidence. It's common knowledge that condensation is a given with sub-ambient temps. Explaining exactly how they will minimize the risks is something they should have focused on more.Quote

10-11-2020, 13:54:14

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by ImprovizoR View Post
Stating that they can minimize the risk of condensation doesn't exactly fill me with confidence. It's common knowledge that condensation is a given with sub-ambient temps. Explaining exactly how they will minimize the risks is something they should have focused on more.
Watch Linus' video today. He explains it. They will have a controlled mode where the CPU can't go down below dew point, and an extreme mode where you accept that it may cause condensation. Most of the condensation will be in the middle of the hot and cold zone, hence the rubber skirt.

It's all ran by Intel's latest version of XTU. So it should be perfectly safe.

That is probably why there is no mention of AMD anywhere, because they are probably chuckling right now.Quote

10-11-2020, 15:01:05

Warchild
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
CM are working on a 360mm AIO. It's set to cost about twice a normal AIO.

WC, in answer to that, no. The issue is because the TEC outputs 200w of heat on the hot side a 360 is barely enough for a CPU. I mean, you could probably get around it with more rads maybe.....

Problem is these have rubber skirts to stop moisture. So you would also need to come up with a way of doing that on the GPU WB also.
What i was thinking was if it was possible to use this tech to cool the water to a degree its still flowing successfully through a loop and thus allowing more heat removal via coolant. Leaving the TEC firmly attached to the CPU, but allowing that temp drop to assist in heat dissipation from the GPU via the loop itself. Would have been interesting considering im running 2x 480 rads at the moment.

Then again... its probably incredibly unnecessary since im way below thermal limits anyway. Curiosity got the better of me.Quote
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