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One of Intel’s shortcomings in recent years is the cooler that comes with its processors. These coolers are in desperate need of a facelift, especially when compared to the coolers that AMD provides with the processor.
However, it seems that this can be changed, or at least partly changed. Recently, critics in China and Vietnam discovered that Intel had quietly updated the boxed heat sink that came with the Intel Core i710700 processor.
These new refrigerators are slimmer than the previous generation and have a completely new look.
Unfortunately, Intel has confirmed that the only processors that will be equipped with these new heatsinks are i910900, i910900F, i7108700, i710700F and Intel Xeon W1200 workstation processors. Unfortunately, these new refrigerators are not included in the entire 10-generation lineup, but there is always hope for the future.
These new coolers appear to have an 80W TDP rating, which is more popular than regular 65W coolers. There is also a new copper core to reduce thermal resistance, which will greatly help. Customized to meet 80W TDP Xeon workstation processor specifications.
These coolers have a circular design with shielded wires and a sheath that covers all four wires of the fan. This results in a very clean appearance, which will look good on any version of PC. The copper core also helps dissipate more heat than the old aluminum core, which is a huge improvement.
It is well known that the rated operating temperature of Intel's 10th generation processors is much higher than their predecessors, especially under heavy loads. Although initial reviews indicate that they are not as hot as many feared, the Core i710700 has a 65W TDP out of the box. During boost activity, this can be increased up to 1.8 times, which can increase power consumption to 117 W. This makes the upgraded refrigerator look more like an essential upgrade than a simple facelift.
Although the appearance and performance of these radiators are much better than their predecessors, are they better than those provided by AMD? AMD’s processors are equipped with some impressive radiators, and many of their users think there is no need to upgrade, but we can’t say the same to those running standard Intel radiators. Some AMD boxed heat sinks even come with RGB lighting, which is a huge attraction for many manufacturers, and this may be another area that Intel may consider in the future.
What do you think of these new refrigerators? When you choose a new processor, will they become the deciding factor? Let us know in the comment section. If we hear more about Intel coolers, we will definitely let you know.