EK introduces Peltier water block for Intel Alder Lake processors
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EK introduces Peltier water block for Intel Alder Lake processors

Slovenian company EK Water Blocks announced the EK-Quantum Delta thermoelectric (ThermoElectricCooler, TEC) water block2 TEC, co-developed with Intel. The novelty is designed for 12th generation Core chips in the LGA 1700 version (Alder Lake platform).

    Image Credit: EK Water Blocks

Image Credit: EK Water Blocks

The solution is based on the Peltier element, which makes contact with the processor cover with its cold side. This allows the surface adjacent to the processor to reach temperatures well below ambient temperature. This increases cooling efficiency and provides greater overclocking potential.

The water block contains four aluminum nitride (AlN) TEC plates. The controller consists of a separate block mounted on a seat for a 120mm fan near the processor.

Improvements have affected the insulation that prevents the formation of condensate. Additional temperature sensors allow you to more closely monitor the condition of the TEC panels. The device uses Intel Cryo Cooling Technology, a unique combination of hardware and software components, including firmware.

EK Quantum Delta Deliveries2 TEC starts in the middle of this month. The estimated new price is 530 euros.

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