Skymont architecture analysed: Intel little core outgrows the big?

Intel unveiled their next-gen Lunar Lake mobile processor at Computex 2024. It will power Copilot+ PCs with its NPU and is supposed to be very power efficient, but it’s extremely interesting mainly because of the new CPU architectures, which will power future Arrow Lake desktop CPUs. Ironically, the star of this generation might actually be the little efficient E-Core accompanying the big P-Cores. Its architecture seems to have taken a giant leap. Read more “Skymont architecture analysed: Intel little core outgrows the big?” »

Price as low as possible: New Endorfy Pactum 1 thermal paste

Endorhy has released the Pactum 1 thermal pastes. These are characterized above all by their low price. Their thermal conductivity is also lower, but still at a level that could be sufficient for many applications. Pactum 1 pastes are available in two variants. While one is more suitable for home use, the other, larger one, will also find use in the workshops of service technicians. Read more “Price as low as possible: New Endorfy Pactum 1 thermal paste” »

Fractal Design News: small cases, headsets, chairs

This year’s Computex may be over, but we still have some stuff from it that we want to publish. These include the Fractal Design product showcase. In terms of our focus, you could say that the FD booth was mainly about computer cases, but the expansion into new markets is also notable. Headsets with microphones or computer chairs will soon be available under the Fractal Design brand. Read more “Fractal Design News: small cases, headsets, chairs” »

“Two fans in one”. MSI plans an unconventional concept

Higher pressure from the location around the impeller hub. This will probably be addressed by more fan manufacturers in the coming period. Each will go about it in a slightly different way, and MSI also revealed its “strategy” for achieving more attractive results at Computex (24). With fans with one, two, three, … eighteen blades arranged in two rows. It will start to be sold in PC cases. Read more ““Two fans in one”. MSI plans an unconventional concept” »

Hell froze over, Noctua is working on a liquid cooler. It’s very special

Now that’s news we didn’t expect from Computex 2024: Noctua, possibly the most famous coolers and fans company, has presented a liquid cooler. What’s unusual is that Noctua is focused on silent operation (which liquid cooler pumps tend to have a problem with) and reliability, and has insisted on not making any AIO liquid coolers, until now. Noctua’s liquid cooler, however, takes a different route than usual. Read more “Hell froze over, Noctua is working on a liquid cooler. It’s very special” »

The Noctua NH-D15 G2 in three variants. And new A12 fans

At Computex 2024, Noctua “unofficially” announced that a new elite dual-tower CPU cooler (the NH-D15 G2) will hit the shelves this month, with the news being that it will have different bases with an eye towards making the best possible contact across platforms (AMD and Intel). In addition, Noctua showed the second generation of the 120mm A12 fan. A PSU with a Noctua fan? Also a reality, created in collaboration with Seasonic. Read more “The Noctua NH-D15 G2 in three variants. And new A12 fans” »

Ryzen 9000 is here. Zen 5 architecture, IPC and model specs

After a long wait, it’s here. During its presentation at Computex 2024, AMD unveiled the Ryzen 9000 desktop CPUs, the first of the generation of CPUs based on the Zen 5 architecture. We now have confirmed specifications and also the IPC of this architecture (the officially stated value, at least). According to AMD, these are the fastest “consumer PC” processors of today, and the company has already shown the first performance claims. Read more “Ryzen 9000 is here. Zen 5 architecture, IPC and model specs” »

Axagon Riddle (6/2024). Can you guess what’s in the photo?

In cooperation with Axagon, we have prepared a cyclical activity for this year, which may be of interest to HWCooling readers. We’ll post a detail of some piece of hardware and you can guess what it is. You can compete (and eventually win something) on a regular basis, with a new challenge every month. But for now, you need to get “to the next round” through the next one, in June. Read more “Axagon Riddle (6/2024). Can you guess what’s in the photo?” »

800-series boards from both CPU brands coming, AMD skips 700

In recent days, reports have leaked that AMD’s new generation of processors with Zen 5 will come out in July and August (for laptops), with Intel’s new Arrow Lake and Lunar Lake processors coming out in September. But at Computex 2024, we can expect some previews from companies, and in particular, boards for these CPUs will be on display for the first time. They’ll be coming out for both Arrow Lake and Zen 5, and with new chipsets. Read more “800-series boards from both CPU brands coming, AMD skips 700” »

MSI’s first motherboard using new CAMM2 memory

Some time ago, we reported that CAMM2 (or LPCAMM2) compression memory modules could be extended from laptops to desktops in the future, where they could improve performance or enable the use of LPDDR-type memory. Now there is even talk that may move desktop processors from using DDR6 to LPDDR6 memory. MSI has shown what this could look like, and has already shown the first prototype motherboard for CAMM2 memory. Read more “MSI’s first motherboard using new CAMM2 memory” »

New Endorfy (PSU) cable: From two 8-pins to one 16-pin

While Endorfy still doesn’t have ATX 3.x PSUs, it is releasing a cable for powering high-performance GeForce graphics cards directly (without an adapter) even with an “older” ATX 2.xx PSU. The Supremo FM5 HPWR cable has a 12+4-pin, or a 16-pin connector on one side, and connects via two PCIe eight-pin connectors on the other side, on the PSU side. In addition to the high current carrying capacity, Endorfy also emphasized installation convenience. Read more “New Endorfy (PSU) cable: From two 8-pins to one 16-pin” »

ID-Cooling has a super cheap 360 mm AIO cooler

While the vast majority of high-performance AIO coolers are priced well above the most powerful tower coolers, ID-Cooling goes in the opposite direction. Their liquid cooler, referred to as the FX360 Pro, is cheaper and at the same time on the outside there is no indication that it shouldn’t have a high TDP. The manufacturer claims 350W, which are backed by a large radiator, what seems to be a powerful pump, and the fans don’t look bad either. Read more “ID-Cooling has a super cheap 360 mm AIO cooler” »

Epyc 4004: AMD introduces server processors for AM5 socket

Some time ago we reported that AMD is preparing a low-cost server processor platform based on the AM5 desktop socket, derived from Ryzen CPUs. This  has now been confirmed, the company has officially launched these processors as Epyc 4004. They can have up to 16 cores as well as V-Cache, but there is even a quad-core model, which you won’t normally find in a desktop. Otherwise, though, these the specs closely match Ryzen SKUs for PC. Read more “Epyc 4004: AMD introduces server processors for AM5 socket” »

Aerodynamic grille. Gigabyte innovates ATX 3.x PSUs

Gigabyte has new ATX PSUs. In regards to the Aorus Elite AEPM PG5, we can write about a higher-end PSU as they will be coming to stores with the 80 Plus Platinum efficiency certification. Meanwhile, the ATX 3.0 standard is supported, so a cable with a 16-pin connector designed for more powerful GeForce graphics cards will be included. Also notable is the sleeker-than-usual design of the grille in front of the fan. Read more “Aerodynamic grille. Gigabyte innovates ATX 3.x PSUs” »

More and faster blades, BeQuiet! Pure Wings 3 (BL113)

Go for the variant with nine longer blades or seven shorter blades? That’s the question we’ll tackle in this test of the Pure Wings 3 140mm fan. In addition to the different geometries, you can also choose between different speed ranges with differently placed maximums. The high-speed variant has the upper hand, as expected, when it comes to needing to achieve the highest possible airflow. But it also excels in other situations. Read more “More and faster blades, BeQuiet! Pure Wings 3 (BL113)” »

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