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A leaked image suggests that Intel may be releasing new stock coolers for its upcoming 12th Gen Core “Alder Lake-S” processors. It seems that Intel is getting on the RGB train; two of them have blue illumination around the fins. All are labeled “Laminar” for use with 65-watt boxed CPUs. The RH1 features an Intel Core i9 logo; the RM1 features i3, i5, and i7 logos; and the non-RGB RS1 features Pentium and Celeron logos. The RH1 features a taller and beefier-looking heatsink and screw design. If real, it will be interesting to see what the cooling performance is for these coolers.

Image: @ayxerious

Intel reportedly developed the Laminar series from feedback obtained from its partners and customers. There is a possibility that the chipmaker will roll out three different thermal solutions for its 65W Alder Lake parts.

Source: @ayxerious (via Tom’s Hardware)

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  1. I’m not sure what’s funnier – that Intel thinks these processors should be rated 65W or that those ”coolers” will actually cool them.

  2. [QUOTE=”Nanobot, post: 41171, member: 73″]
    I’m not sure what’s funnier – that Intel thinks these processors should be rated 65W or that those ”coolers” will actually cool them.
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    That first one seems like it could cool a CPU. Perhaps not well, but technically. The other two are a joke. Not that Intel’s stock coolers have really ever been more than that outside of a few very rare and ultra-specific examples. Such as the one that came with the Core i7 980X for example.

  3. Well… their coolers did work. But only in a technical sense, because the chips have pretty advanced thermal monitoring and throttling…. you could almost strap on a ham and cheese sandwich and make a CPU today “work” – just not very well.

  4. I see them as really cheap ‘function checks’, especially when they’re usually quite a bit easier to install than many decent coolers.

    You [I]could [/I]use one full-time, but unless you’re running a bottom barrel locked part, you’re leaving a lot of headroom on the table.

  5. Not really too impressed with that. I was hoping we would see a small water-cooling kit with these.. Maybe for 1 120mm fan size radiator with an advanced cooling solution that intel developed. (automotive coolant?) 😉

  6. [QUOTE=”Grimlakin, post: 41187, member: 215″]
    Not really too impressed with that. I was hoping we would see a small water-cooling kit with these.. Maybe for 1 120mm fan size radiator with an advanced cooling solution that intel developed. (automotive coolant?) 😉
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    No water cooler will have the long term durability needed for Intel to use as a stock cooler. Would love to see them include a D15 equivalent though.

  7. [QUOTE=”Endgame, post: 41199, member: 1041″]
    No water cooler will have the long term durability needed for Intel to use as a stock cooler. Would love to see them include a D15 equivalent though.
    [/QUOTE]
    I thought Intel liked phase change coolers.

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