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Intel Launches New Reference Cooler for Small Form Factors

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The HTS1155LP is the first model in Intel’s new series of reference coolers for small form factor PCs and is designed for ultra-thin desktops.

Small form factor computers have seen a dramatic increase in popularity over the past year. We fully expect this trend to continue with the increasing capability of Mini-ITX systems and the launch of Intel’s 3rd Generation NUC PCs. Consequently, it would seem that now is certainly an appropriate time for Intel to launch a new series of reference coolers that are tailored to the requirements of this form factor.

The first model in the series is the HTS1155LP, an “active solution” for ultra-thin desktops that is compatible with a wide range of H6x motherboards, including the Intel DH61AG. The cooler features a relatively small heat sink with three heat pipes that weigh 264 grams and measure 77 x 77 x 26 mm, and an 80 x 80 x 22 mm cooling fan that spins between 1180 RPM and 3380 RPM.

Intel hasn’t provided any pricing information on the HTS1155LP. We wouldn’t be surprised if the cooler will only be available to Intel’s partners or bundled with an appropriate ULV processor.

UPDATE: After further investigation (and help from a tipster), it turns out that the HTS1155LP has actually been on the market for more than two years. This being said, we were able to confirm with Intel that the cooler is compatible with Intel Intel's 4th Generation Processors up to a TDP of 65W.

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    Someone Somewhere , July 16, 2013 7:15 AM
    Wait - didn't they use this when they built that thin-ITX AIO a while back.

    Not new.
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    jtd871 , July 16, 2013 7:36 AM
    Ya, this has been available for a while for thin mini-itx.
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    __-_-_-__ , July 16, 2013 1:54 PM
    this is what notebooks use since 20 years ago.
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    Namisecond , July 16, 2013 4:46 PM
    I guess the important thing is that it's becoming a new standard for desktop use. Very few of those laptop cooling solutions were usable on another board even by the same manufacturer. Thin mini-itx has similar problems with board compatibility.
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    jankeke , July 17, 2013 2:32 AM
    80 mm fan blowing at 3380 RPM ... That's gonna be loud !
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    Someone Somewhere , July 17, 2013 2:35 AM
    Actually, the smaller the fan the higher the RPM has to be to get the same noise - tip velocity is the main factor.

    Think the maths is still somewhat different for centrifugal ones though.
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    branden_lucero , July 17, 2013 2:58 AM
    what..the....fuck. its like the Dell GX200 series all over again...
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    branden_lucero , July 17, 2013 2:58 AM
    what..the....fuck. its like the Dell GX200 series all over again...
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    branden_lucero , July 17, 2013 3:00 AM
    what..the....fuck. its like the Dell GX200 series all over again...
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    branden_lucero , July 17, 2013 3:00 AM
    what..the....fuck. its like the Dell GX200 series all over again...
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    branden_lucero , July 17, 2013 3:02 AM
    uh....okay. apparently its duplicating my messages when i hit refresh....
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    jankeke , July 17, 2013 5:51 AM
    Quote:
    Actually, the smaller the fan the higher the RPM has to be to get the same noise - tip velocity is the main factor.

    Think the maths is still somewhat different for centrifugal ones though.


    Smaller fans have to turn a lot faster to move the same quantity of air. So they end up being much noisier than bigger ones.

    A friend just changed the VERY loud 80 mm exhaust fan of is case with a 120 mm one. He can almost not hear it anymore.
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    Someone Somewhere , July 17, 2013 6:18 AM
    Yes, but you're assuming constant airflow, whereas at constant RPM the noise is very linked to the size of the fans. Run a 40mm fan at 2K RPM and it's almost inaudible; a 120mm fan would be screaming. You can also pack more smaller fans into the area taken up by one large fan.

    3380RPM is still a lot for a 80mm fan though, but I'm not sure about how noisy a centrifugal fan is at the same speed.
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    Sangeet Khatri , August 10, 2013 10:13 PM
    Well.. That looks like a laptop CPU cooler. My Acer Aspire has a similar one.
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    Someone Somewhere , August 11, 2013 3:26 AM
    Wouldn't fit LGA115x though - laptop coolers use proprietary mounts.