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, 17:37:49

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

12-08-2010, 18:13:07

alienware
Epic chip epic price

I'd love one though

Cheers TomQuote

12-08-2010, 18:14:26

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by VonBlade View Post

I've been waiting for this to go live so I can give you public congratulations for the overclock dude. What an epic chip.
Tbh dude it was fairly easy. Its just a cracking chip.... But thank you my good man.Quote

13-08-2010, 03:46:36

JN
That OC on air is just sex. Plain and simple.

At least now the review is done you can turn the aircon back up from -2c and take your thermals off..eh Quote
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