Intel’s latest stock CPU cooler tested: is this the end for additional CPU coolers?

PC Gamer: When Intel’s Sandy Bridge CPUs arrived in the PC Gamer labs a few months ago, one of the things that really surprised me was the size of the retail heatsink supplied with the top end Core i7 2600K. I could be wrong, but I don’t remember seeing one as small as this since the days of the Pentium 3.

I’m a sucker for hotrod-style copper heatpipes snaking their way up a gleaming tower of aluminium fins, but I do hope that the potential of this latest generation of processors should make heatsink manufacturers start to think a little more creatively.

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Beefstew4u2564d ago

I would flip out if my CPU ever hit 60+ degrees. Jesus Christ. 85 Is freaking insane. I'll stick with my after-market cooler that keeps my i5 760 under 40 degrees under full load.

toaster2564d ago

Keep in mind this is an ultra tiny STOCK heat sink, which cooled a stable 2600K at 4.0GHz. I'd say that is pretty impressive for a stock heat sink which are notorious for being good paperweights and nothing else.

Beefstew4u2564d ago

This is true. It's pretty insane that a 2600k can even run at 4ghz with a stock cooler.

Gondee2564d ago

I will stick with my custom water cooling setup. I like my 30-35 C max