Intel has modified and improved, in theory, its original heat sinks for desktop processors, where what was shown in the photographs left a good taste in the mouth at first glance, but the reality is we didn’t know how. they worked. Today we already have the first data from Intel RM1, the midrange version and really surprised for good, but maybe it just doesn’t measure up for many. What temperature can he have?
The departure from the Alder Lake-S architecture and Core 12 processors brought an interesting casuistry that we have dealt with previously and this is nothing more than equating PL1 to PL2 although there are different values. , mainly because what Intel wants is to keep the latter the same as long as possible with Maximum turbo power
This logically implies that there is a longer heat generation time due to the higher consumption available for each CPU and therefore the old Intel heatsinks so far could not even work with the i5 and they might have -being struggling to keep the i3 at bay. That’s why two new coolers have been showcased and released each with low-end and mid-range processors, but how do they actually work?
The i5-12400 puts this heat sink to the test
On web 163.com we have the first thermal performance data, where they used the RM1 against an i5-12400. First of all, we need to be clear that the differences between the RM1 and the top-of-the-range RH1s are only integrated in the LEDs, where the former will not integrate them despite the same blue color.
As for the heat sink itself, it has the exact same shape and performance in both of its versions, so we can compare and get a rough idea of what it would do in other processors besides the aforementioned i5-12400. .
This processor integrates 6 cores with 12 threads with rather curious PL states, since they are fixed like those of the 12900K: 224 watts and 250 watts respectively.
The actual consumption of this CPU is estimated at 81 watts on the basis of data collected with consumption peaks of 89 watts Worst case scenario, then, these are really affordable numbers for any current midrange heatsink and even some low end ones.
Intel RM1, can it hold the i5?
The data is obtained after only 8 minutes using the stress test of FPU of AIDA64, so the conclusions are still too vague to really pass a judgment on the stability of the values in temperature, but that gives us a rather rough idea.
The temperatures they reached were 70 ºC on average and maximum 75 ° C, both with standard room temperature for tests and examinations of 20 ºC. The fan of this Intel RM1 was 3,100 rpm, quite high at first and should reflect medium volume. It was not measured as such, but the analyst’s assessment indicates that it is an audible sink, if not more.
What conclusions can we draw? Considering the fact that the heatsink will be included in the i5 and i3 cases, which are pretty basic models and won’t cost us to spend more on cooling, the data isn’t really bad. This seems an obvious step forward for the blue giant, since 70 ºC is optimal to achieve that the YOUR is maintained until the expiration of the time limit. Obviously, the i3 should be cooler, although considering the data from these, the difference in degrees should not be very large.