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Xiaomi Loop LiquidCool cooling tech: 2x better than vapor chamber tech

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, Nov 7 2021 9:49 PM CST

Xiaomi has just unveiled its next-gen cooling technology dubbed Loop LiquidCool Technology, which is over twice as good at cooling devices as regular vapor chamber-based cooling.

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The new Xiaomi Loop LiquidCool Technology borrows from cooling solutions and technologies used in the aerospace industry, where the company is using a capillary effect which drags liquid cooling agent to the heat source, vaporizes it, and then disperses the heat efficiently towards the cooling area -- it will continue this until the agent confesses, and then it is captured through a unidirectional closed-loop channel.

When compared to traditional vapor chamber cooling technology, Xiaomi's new Loop LiquidCool Technology will have 2x the cooling capacity, and "ranks as the most efficient smartphone cooling solution".

Continue reading: Xiaomi Loop LiquidCool cooling tech: 2x better than vapor chamber tech (full post)

This is what the next-gen 12-pin PCIe 5.0 power connector looks like

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Nov 2 2021 7:05 PM CDT

Update: Uh, so this isn't the new 12-pin PCIe 5.0 power connector... (full update in the story below)

We first heard whispers, then saw purported photos, then had it confirmed with new PSUs and now we have it clear as day: the new 12-pin PCIe 5.0 power connector.

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The latest and greatest Intel 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPUs are here with the new Z690 chipset, unleashing DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0 connectivity to millions of people across the planet. The new PCIe 5.0 standard comes with its own new tricks: a new PCI-Express Gen5 Molex Micro-Fit 3.0 cable.

This connector is rated up to 9A at 12V, meaning the 12-pin PCIe power connector can handle up to 648W of power running through it. From a specifications standpoint, the new 12-pin connector is good for up to 600W of power. The new ASUS ROG Thor 1000W Platinum II PSU for example has a 12-pin PCIe cable bundled and can "pipe up to 600W of power to PCIe Gen 5.0 graphics cards" of the future.

Continue reading: This is what the next-gen 12-pin PCIe 5.0 power connector looks like (full post)

ASUS intros ROG Thor 1600W PSU: has PCIe 5.0 ready power connectors

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Oct 27 2021 8:16 PM CDT

ASUS has just taken the wraps off of its new ROG Thor 1600W Titanium PSU, ready for Intel's next-gen Alder Lake CPUs and new Z690 motherboards and PCIe 5.0 power connectors.

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NVIDIA is expected to have its new GeForce RTX 3090 Ti graphics card with PCIe 5.0 power connectors, which it will be the first in the world with, and ASUS will now have your back with its ROG Thor 1600W Titanium PSU. It has PCIe 5.0 power connectors, as well as the usual 8-pin and 6-pin PCIe power connectors for your GPU.

You're not going to buy the new ASUS ROG Thor 1600W Titanium PSU for your GeForce GTX 1650, you're meant to have this with a new system... something like the just-announced Intel Core i9-12900K processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti graphics card, which isn't quite out yet.

Continue reading: ASUS intros ROG Thor 1600W PSU: has PCIe 5.0 ready power connectors (full post)

Corsair unveils new CPU water blocks, ready for Intel Alder Lake CPUs

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Oct 21 2021 10:35 PM CDT

Corsair will be rubbing its hands with glee at the amount of new products it will be unleashing in the coming months and years ready for Intel's new 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPUs.

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The company has just introduced its new PRO generation of performance custom cooling CPU water blocks in its Hydro X Series, with the introduction of the new XC5 RGB PRO and XC7 RGB PRO. These new CPU water blocks are ready for the new Intel LGA 1700 socket, and have 110 high-efficiency micro-cooling fings with an innovative quad-split flow design.

Corsair is using new precision-matched copper cold plates and a quad-split flow design with multiple inlet channels, which allow the new Hydro X Series XC5 RGB PRO and XC7 RGB PRO reach new levels of cooling performance. Corsair says the new CPU water blocks are up to 4C lower than the previous-gen water block.

Continue reading: Corsair unveils new CPU water blocks, ready for Intel Alder Lake CPUs (full post)

Corsair's next-gen AIO liquid cooler tease, ready for Intel Alder Lake

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, Oct 17 2021 7:05 PM CDT

Intel is days away from launching its new 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPUs and with it, will be a slew of new cooling solutions -- one of which is from Corsair and their new AIO liquid cooler.

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Corsair's new AIO liquid cooler looks great, with a radically tweaked LCD panel on the CPU cooler that will show you CPU cooler temperatures, pump speeds, animated graphics, and more. Corsair's new AIO liquid cooler will be compatible with Intel's next-gen Alder Lake CPUs on the LGA1700 socket.

The photos in this article were provided by VideoCardz and had Corsair using its new AIO liquid cooler on an undisclosed Intel 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPU inside of an ASUS PRIME Z690 motherboard and in-house Corsair Vengeance DDR5 memory. The company will be making its next-gen AIO liquid cooler in both 240mm and 360mm designs.

Continue reading: Corsair's next-gen AIO liquid cooler tease, ready for Intel Alder Lake (full post)

be quiet! offers free Intel LGA1700 mounting kits, for Alder Lake CPUs

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Sep 29 2021 10:10 PM CDT

Intel's next-gen LGA 1700 socket is going to debut with the new 12th Gen "Alder Lake" CPUs, with be quiet! has now announced free LGA 1700 mounting kits for compatible CPUs.

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The company has announced that with the changes by Intel in the new LGA 1700 socket, with an additional 500 contacts from the LGA 1200 socket to the LGA 1700 socket, be quiet! notes that the "socket had to be greatly enlarged".

"Thus, the heatspreader has a much larger surface than before, and above all no longer square, but rectangular. While this heralds a new era for Intel CPUs that promises even more performance, unfortunately no CPU coolers already available on the market are compatible with this change".

Continue reading: be quiet! offers free Intel LGA1700 mounting kits, for Alder Lake CPUs (full post)

Intel Alder Lake CPUs could have new reference cooler, like Ryzen CPUs

Anthony Garreffa | Fri, Sep 10 2021 10:42 PM CDT

Intel was meant to not be replacing the reference CPU cooler with its new 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPUs according to previous rumors, but now a new rumor -- this time with pictures -- suggests the company will be refreshing its reference CPU cooler.

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The retail boxed versions of the Intel 12th Gen Core CPUs will reportedly be refreshed, with the coolers named Laminar RH1, RM1, and RS1 coolers. The early designs look pretty damn good and will have Intel step up to the same level that AMD has been at for a while with its greatly improved reference CPU cooler.

All of the new purported Intel reference CPU coolers are different in design, with the Laminar RH1 is much taller than the RM1 and RS1 cooler. Intel -- if this rumor is true -- will be a big deal as it'll be the first time in many, many years that Intel has changed the reference CPU cooler on its new-gen CPUs.

Continue reading: Intel Alder Lake CPUs could have new reference cooler, like Ryzen CPUs (full post)

ASUS ROG STRIX LC II cooler has LGA1700 bracket for Intel's new CPUs

Anthony Garreffa | Fri, Aug 13 2021 10:47 PM CDT

Intel will be launching its next-gen Alder Lake CPUs later this year, with the LGA 1700 socket making its first appearance, and now ASUS will support the new 12th Gen Core CPUs with its ASUS ROG STRIX LC II cooler.

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The ASUS ROG STRIX LC II cooler is born from a collaboration between ASUS and Asetek, as an AIO cooler for a multitude of processors. But now according to Xfastest, the ASUS ROG STRIX LC II cooler has fasteners that are adjustable between 75-78mm, which should see it being compatible with the LGA 1700 socket for Intel's next-gen Alder Lake CPUs.

The new ASUS ROG STRIX LC II cooler will be compatible with the next-gen ASUS ROG Maximus XIV motherboards that will be powered by Intel's next-gen Z690 chipset. We should expect the new Intel 12th Gen Core CPUs and Z690 chipset (as well as the B660 and H670 chipsets) to launch before the end of the year -- sometime during, or after October 2021 when Windows 11 launches.

Continue reading: ASUS ROG STRIX LC II cooler has LGA1700 bracket for Intel's new CPUs (full post)

Gamers Nexus expose GIGABYTE power supplies EXPLODING, 50% are DOA

Anthony Garreffa | Fri, Aug 13 2021 9:11 PM CDT

Uh, so there are GIGABYTE power supplies that are exploding... and now the company has released a statement about the situation.

The two PSUs that are exploding are GIGABYTE's GP-P750GM & GP-P850GM, which were sold in Newegg bundles earlier this year with particular GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards. Gamers Nexus are all over it as usual and have been testing these power supplies for months now.

Gamers Nexus has been buying up the two GIGABYTE PSUs in bulk for months, exposing this insanity. GN discovered that the P850 is pretty bad, but the P750 is just... there are no words. 50% of the GIGABYTE GP-P750GM PSUs that Gamers Nexus purchased were completely dead... right out of the box... or they exploded when they were testing them.

Continue reading: Gamers Nexus expose GIGABYTE power supplies EXPLODING, 50% are DOA (full post)

GIGABYTE releases AORUS P1200W PSU with large digital LCD display

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, Aug 1 2021 7:06 PM CDT

GIGABYTE has just announced their huge new AORUS P1200W power supply, a new 1200W beast PSU that even has a huge LCD display.

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The new AORUS P1200W is a fully modular PSU with 80 PLUS Platinum certification, and a large 140mm fan. But the big star of the show here is definitely the digital LCD display which is capable of even playing back MP4 videos, animated GIFs, images, and custom text.

You can also display health status information like wattages, and more -- it's the only PSU on the market with a huge monitor like this, so I'm sure AORUS is going to drive that fact home (and so they should). There are other competing PSUs with displays on them, but there's nothing like the display that the AORUS P1200W has.

Continue reading: GIGABYTE releases AORUS P1200W PSU with large digital LCD display (full post)

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