Intel has confirmed that the chip giant is teaming up with Asetek to offer an Intel-branded liquid cooling solution.
The cooler will be sold bundled with the upcoming Sandy Bridge Core i7-3000 E-series of processors and uses a sealed design for reliability and ease of installation, according to an Xbit Labs report.
It was initially revealed that AMD was to ship a similar sealed unit liquid cooler with the firm’s recently launched FX-8150 ‘Bulldozer’, a processor which benchmarks showed could really do with liquid cooling given epic levels of power consumption beyond Intel’s equivalent high end processors.
Intel will reportedly also sell the firm’s own sealed liquid cooler as a stand alone option, compatible with LGA2011, LGA1155, LGA1156 and LGA1366 platforms.
The cooler will likely appear when Intel’s enthusiast Sandy Bridge E microprocessors arrive in the fourth quarter. Pricing isn’t yet known.