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Danamics LM10 CPU cooler hits retail, costs almost as much as a Core i7 CPU

by Parm Mann on 18 November 2008, 09:36

Tags: LM10, Danamics

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We're all for new technologies, and Danamics' LM10 - the world's first commercially available liquid metal-based CPU cooler - has been catching the eyes of tech geeks for the past few months.

As expected, it has finally completed its journey to retail, but has arrived with a staggering asking price of around €280 (£235). To put that into perspective, you can pick up an Intel Core i7 920 with Intel's reference cooler for just £35 more.

The pricey cooling solution, pictured below, uses a electromagnetic pump and liquid metal to provide thermal performance that Danamics tells us "exceeds most watercoolers in a single device".

We're still waiting to see real-world performance figures, but even with the promise of no moving parts and an unlimited mean time between failures, it's a hard sell at its current price-tag.

We wouldn't be surprised to see the LM10 find its way into an Alienware or Beast Computer, but we can't see it finding its way beneath many Christmas trees next month.

On the other hand, if you just can't resist all-things new, a list of LM10 retailers can be found by clicking here. If you're thinking of getting one for a Core i7 CPU, Danamics tells us that support for Intel's Socket LGA 1366 is forthcoming, and mounting kits will be supplied free of charge to any customers who register.

Official product page: Danamics.com



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Er.. they're still constrained by the laws of thermodynamics like the rest of us. So what if you have the most efficent way of getting heat into your fins? The fin/air gradient is still going to be the limiting factor - more so when it doesn't even come with a fan.
I'm thinking of a 2 word phrase… one of these words is ‘off’…

seriously… it would probably be cheaper to water cool your cpu tha buy this… and the water cooling is more than likely going to be better…

plus given the choice between one of those and the i7… i'd take the i7…
with that price did they manage to come up with some other numbers also? i.e figures. I'm interested to see.
Hexus
Danamics tells us “exceeds most watercoolers in a single device”.
Why, is it going to gool the northbridge & GPU as well? Still better off getting a decent watercooling setup, or go vapour phase chiller.
completely pointless