From now on, we also test performance of CPU and iGPU

We’ve decided that it would be reasonable to put some performance tests to our reviews of all products that have some computing power. We will keep focusing on operational features and we will continue to analyse them in depth, of course. We are just adding a general illustration of performance for better orientation so you do not have to look for it elsewhere. Read more “From now on, we also test performance of CPU and iGPU” »

New challenge: OC of Xeon on a Asus board with 2× LGA 3647

This summer, Intel and AMD introduced processors with significantly higher power consumption and heat output: Threadripper with 180W TDP and Skylake-X that does not fall behind. After OC, both can consume over 300W (and Core i9-7980XE even more). These are new challenges for cooling, but maybe they are not the final “boss”. It looks like OC possibilities will now open for the latest generation of Xeon servers with 28 cores. Read more “New challenge: OC of Xeon on a Asus board with 2× LGA 3647” »

Mini-ITX board for Skylake-X processors and a water block for it

Mini-ITX boards are great when you want to have the smallest computer possible. They were originally meant for economical low-profile PCs, but today they are also used in gaming computers. However, small size can also be practical on a workstation, so it’s nice to have Intel Skylake-X processors with 18 cores available with ITX format now. It will be possible to buy a Mini-ITX board with the LGA 2066 socket. Read more “Mini-ITX board for Skylake-X processors and a water block for it” »

New way to lower processor temperatures: a silver heatspreader

Intel’s new processors have once again come to market with a not very efficient paste. It is odd that the company still does not have any special brazed editions because the demand for better solutions is obvious and Intel is creating good business for other people and companies this way. With Coffee Lake processors, it seems that the “commercial“ delid will be a full hit and will bring a pretty expensive and extravagant innovation. Read more “New way to lower processor temperatures: a silver heatspreader” »

With X299, temperatures and cooling will be really important

During the recent years, TDP of processors have been declining, 65 W chips have become mainstream, and the things we write about have become a little less important. But this week’s reveal of extreme Intel processors indicates that the competition is now pushing the manufacturers back to straining the hardware to the edge and making things probably much more hot than cold. Read more “With X299, temperatures and cooling will be really important” »

Thank you for your support! (+ looking ahead)

Time flies by really fast. Two weeks have passed since we launched our web and so far it has been viewed 30 000 times, which is absolutely amazing for a new magazine! Your support and feedback is our motivation to work hard. We know that the content does not expand as quickly as you would like it to, but be sure that we are doing everything we can to make it up to you as soon as possible. Read more “Thank you for your support! (+ looking ahead)” »

HWCooling.net: “Performance can have many forms…“

Once upon a time…nevermind. We have decided to be your guide in the world of computer cooling in a form of detailed comparative tests, procedures that emphasize precision, and unique outputs from different areas. Everything about the intentions and philosophy of the new magazine’s work is described in this initial editorial the way we like it – briefly. Read more “HWCooling.net: “Performance can have many forms…“” »