Intel i7 970 Review

The New Cooler

Intel i7 970 Review

The New Cooler

Unlike many of the chips we get from Intel we were lucky enough to receive a retail box for the 970.

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The chip itself is very standard and is in the plastic CPU holder we're all used to by now.

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Intel are definitely making a move in the right direction with their new tower-based cooler. It's much better than the old reference ones.

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As you can see there is a fairly dense fin count and four 8mm heatpipes. It's a nice looking cooler considering. Just a shame the unshrouded fan isn't brilliant. Lots of air gets pushed outwards rather than through the cooler so it always has to run much faster than it otherwise would with a more standard design. It's a start though.

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12-08-2010, 17:25:55

tinytomlogan
Had your fancy taken by the i7 980X but can't stretch to the price tag? The i7 970 might be just the thing you need.

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12-08-2010, 17:37:49

AMDFTW
epic overclock fellaQuote

12-08-2010, 17:58:50

VonBlade
I've been waiting for this to go live so I can give you public congratulations for the overclock dude. What an epic chip.Quote
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