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

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