Refrigeration will be an important section on the Rocket Lake-S platform. Processors are very careful “gluttons” of Watts, especially when they start to “pull” the generous power limits defined by Intel to achieve clock speeds above 5 GHz, or close to them in the case of using all the cores. And that’s not counting the overclocking. MSI’s Coreliquid K360 AIO MPG cooler is designed for very demanding uses, as seen in the data shared by MSI on performance.
An MSI Z590 Gaming Carbon board with an Intel Rocket Lake-S CPU has been used, and with 240mm variants. and 360 mm. with a 2.4 ” LCD screen that can be customized with plenty of room for maneuver. It is a cooler that we can also use with the Comet Lake-S, of course. This cooler uses Torx Fan 4.0 technology for the fans, with 20% more air pressure than version 3.0 of the Coreliquid R series.
The water pump itself has a 60mm Torx Fan 3.0 heat dispersion system, with dispersion fins to cool the VRMs around the CPU. ASUS has done something similar in their Ryujin coolers. MSI claims that this technology is essential for 500 series boards with Rocket Lake-S processors.
In tests, this system performed better than ASUS ‘Ryujin 360 system, even though the pump fan in the MSI system was spinning at 3,000 rpm, while in the ASUS it was spinning at 3,500 rpm. Using a Comet Lake-S Core i9-10900K the results have been similar. The MSI system costs $ 269.99 compared to $ 299.99 for the ASUS system. In fact, the Coreliquid K360 will be part of Intel’s official test kits for the Rocket Lake-S along with an MSI Z590 ACE board. The cooler will go on sale next month.