CPUs Get Acquainted With Siberia, Courtesy of GlacialTech

AMD and Intel CPUs can cool down under weight of copper and nickel

By on August 3rd, 2010 13:54 GMT
GlacialTech, true to its name, has long been an avid promoter of newer and effective means of coping with the temperature problems on central processing units and systems as a whole. In fact, it makes a point of periodically unveiling some new cooling module or another, whether aimed at a specific type of processor or with the aim of providing as wide a compatibility as possible. In making the Siberia, the newest product to come out of its labs, the company went for the latter.

The Siberia is more or less straightforward. It has a copper base and a group of six copper heatpipes with diameters of 6mm each. Said heatpipes lead the heat away from the chip and into the quite slim aluminum heatsink. The lower than usual heat spreading area is then compensated for through the inclusion of not just a 140 mm top spinner, with a rotary speed of 800 to 1,400 RPM, but also through the addition of a smaller, 92mm fan below the fin array. This second spinner works at 1,300 rotations per minute and enhances airflow enough so that the heat dispersion is done as thoroughly as possible.

All in all, the blue-themed Siberia promises to reduce the operational temperature of any CPU when compared to whatever reference solutions it was shipped with. Furthermore, GlacialTech made sure that a large number of chips are supported. Not only are Intel socket LGA 775, LGA 1,156 and LGA 1,366 CPUs compatible, but the device also supports socket 754, 939, 940, AM2, AM2+ and AM3 chips from Advanced Micro Devices, so long as their TDP (thermal design power) is of no more than 130W.

Finally, the product measures 146 (W) x 150 (L) x 120 (H) mm and weights 620 grams. GlacialTech intends to start shipping the Siberia sometime before the end of the ongoing month, bundled with the IceTherm II thermal compound. Unfortunately, the price has not been disclosed.

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