Low-end 65W Alder Lake-S desktop processors will ship with Intel’s new Laminar air coolers. The latter will be presented in three modelsfor processors of all segments, from Core i9 to Pentium chips. The Chinese portal 163.com got hold of a Laminar RM1 cooler for Core i7 / Core i5 / Core i3 and evaluated its efficiency when cooling a Core i5-12400.
Recall that the Core i5-12400 is a six-core processor that does not include the energy-efficient Gracemont cores, only the powerful Golden Cove. Its average power consumption is 81 W, and its peak is 89 W. At the same time, the maximum TDP indicators PL1 and PL2 are set to values of 224 and 250 watts, respectively.
A Chinese reviewer tested the cooler in the FPU stress test in the AIDA64 application for 8 minutes at an ambient temperature of 20 degrees Celsius. During this time, the peak temperature of the Core i5-12400 processor reached 75 degrees Celsius, and the average rose to 70 degrees.
The fan speed of the Laminar RM1 cooler was within 3100 rpm. The observer did not make exact measurements of the noise, but indicated that at such a speed of operation, the fan was clearly audible.
Complete Intel Laminar cooling systems will be unveiled alongside low-end Alder Lake-S processors early next month.