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The first details about the cryo-cooling of the CPU Intel Cryo Cooling Technology



The first products to support the technology were the EK-QuantumX Delta TEC waterblock and the Master liquid ML360 Sub-Zero AIO from Cooler Master. In fact, these are thermoelectric solutions for CPU cooling, based on the Peltier effect, but their integration into the PC was made possible by Intel Cryo Cooling Technology. The first details about cryo-cooling have already appeared on the Internet, and Roman Hartung, known under the pseudonym der8auer, has already released the first review, where he examined the features of the sample provided.

It should be noted that Intel Cryo Cooling Technology is a comprehensive solution at the hardware, software and firmware level. The system evaluates many parameters in real time to optimize cooling performance.

Using the thermoelectric cooling of the EKWB water block or the AiO Cooler Master system, you can forcibly lower the processor temperature below room temperature, down to 0 ° C or even lower (in standby mode). In both cases, a thermal insulating jacket is used to protect against condensation formation on cooled surfaces, but the main feature is in the technology. Intel Cryo Cooling Technology evaluates parameters such as temperature and humidity, load, processor temperature and more.

All this is used to calculate the dew point. Accordingly, Intel design controls the operating parameters to avoid the temperature at which condensation occurs. For example, for an average room temperature, the dew point is around + 15 ° C. The system will make sure that the temperature does not drop below, but enthusiasts can go further, especially since the presented products contain additional protection in the form of a casing. In this case, the technology offers intelligent mode and maximum cooling.

Intel developers emphasized that this solution is aimed at enthusiasts. Mass distribution of the technology is unlikely in the foreseeable future due to the cost of solutions and high power consumption. On the other hand, professional overclockers are unlikely to consider thermoelectric cooling as an alternative to nitrogen or helium. In other words, the niche in which cryo-cooling will be in demand is very narrow, although one cannot fail to note the interest in the technology itself and Intel’s development.

Recall that the EKWB and Cooler Master coolers will only be compatible with Intel 10th and 11th generation processors, and the solutions cost € 350. Power consumption – up to 200 watts.

Source: hardwareluxx

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