Intel’s New RM1 Stock Cooler Reaches 73°C with their i5-12400 CPU

Intel's New RM1 Stock Cooler Reaches 73°C with their i5-12400 CPU

Intel’s new RM1 Stock Cooler has been tested, and it is surprisingly effective

It looks like Intel’s planning to launch new Alder Lake series processors at CES 2022, and alongside them will launch new LGA1700 heatsinks from team blue. One of these heatsinks is the RM1, which has been tested by the Chinese news site 163, showcasing impressive results.

Intel’s RM1 cooler will reportedly be bundled with non-K i3, i5, and i7 processors, with Intel launching a higher-end RH1 cooler for non-K i9 models. In the past, Intel’s stock coolers were considered a joke, a heatsink that should almost always be replaced to deliver improved thermal performance and lower system noise levels.

According to 163’s testing, which included an 8-minute AIDA64 FPU stress test, Intel’s i5-12400 CPU reached 73 degrees Celsius on its hottest core during the test. On average, the processor reached 70 degrees, and Intel’s RM1 heatsink was said to be “audible” during this test. Not bad for a full-load thermal test.

During this test, Intel’s RM1 heatsink had its fan running at 3100 RPM and their i5-12400 processor consumed up to 89 watts of power. Note that Intel’s CPUs will only throttle when CPU temperatures reach 100 degrees, giving Intel’s RM1 heatsink plenty of thermal headroom.

Intel's New RM1 Stock Cooler Reaches 73°C with their i5-12400 CPU

With their RM1 heatsinks, Intel appears to have a winner on their hands. If these results are accurate, Intel’s RM1 heatsink is more than capable enough to be considered usable by the PC building masses. This makes CPUs like Intel’s i5-12400 excellent budget options, as CPU coolers can be very expensive.

If you are building a PC on a budget, using Intel’s Alder Lake stock coolers might not be a bad option. This will be especially true if affordable B660 series motherboards are available.

Intel’s CES 2022 keynote will be hosted on January 4th. There, we expect Intel to reveal new Alder Lake desktop processors and their new R-series CPU heatsinks. 

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Intel's New RM1 Stock Cooler Reaches 73°C with their i5-12400 CPU