Corsair has expanded their lineup of water coolers with the addition of the H100i and H80i products. The hook of this new product line is its ability to be monitored and adjusted by Corsair’s free Link Dashboard software. You are able to program profiles for fan speed as well as adjust lighting levels. Corsair has been moving toward this power and cooling monitoring architecture and they seem to be betting on that as their key differentiation factor.
The cooler also boasts compatibility with just about any major motherboard out there designed for modern processors from either AMD or Intel. The H100i is based on a 240 mm radiator compare to the “double-thick” 120 mm radiator of the H80i. Both will be available in November for 99.99 USD or 119.99 USD for the H80i or H100i respectively.
Corsair Announces New Flagship Hydro Series Liquid CPU Coolers
– New Hydro Series H100i and H80i CPU Coolers Improve Performance and Add Built-In Corsair Link Digital Technology for Monitoring and Control –
FREMONT, California — November 5, 2012 — Corsair®, the leading supplier of high-performance liquid CPU coolers for PC enthusiasts, today announced the Hydro Series™ H100i and H80i liquid CPU coolers, a ground-up re-design of the world's most popular, proven, and award-winning liquid CPU coolers, the H100 and H80. The new H100i and H80i models have been enhanced to deliver improved cooling, quieter operation, simpler installation, and Corsair Link digital control.
Better Cooling, Lower Noise
To improve cooling performance over previous generations, the Hydro Series H100i and H80i coolers use new, more efficient copper cold plates, improved manifolds, optimized fan designs, and larger diameter tubing for increased coolant flow. Corsair’s new flagship liquid CPU cooler, the Hydro Series H100i, utilizes a 240mm radiator for increased surface area and cooling capacity. The Hydro Series H80i uses a double-thick 120mm radiator and two fans in a ‘push-pull’ arrangement and is compatible with most enthusiast cases with a 120mm rear exhaust fan.
Both the H100i and H80i use new SP120L High Performance fans based on Corsair’s static pressure optimized Air Series SP120 fans. The SP120L utilizes wide-body, low-pitch fan blades designed for outstanding static pressure at a lower noise level, and a motor that has been specially tuned for high torque, ensuring consistently high performance when used in high resistance environments such as on a liquid cooling radiator. With the new SP120L fans, noise levels have been reduced significantly.
"Class-leading performance, and reliable, quiet CPU cooling have made the Hydro Series the most popular and award-winning liquid CPU coolers in the world,” said Thi La, Senior VP & GM of Memory and Enthusiast Component Products at Corsair. "The new H100i and H80i coolers demonstrate Corsair’s commitment to providing our customers with the latest and best technology, including unparalleled configuration and monitoring, while improving ease-of-use and compatibility.”
Integrated Corsair Link
Out of the box compatibility with Corsair Link provides control over fan speeds and noise levels, pump head LED lighting customization, and the ability to create custom cooling profiles from the Corsair Link Dashboard’s easy-to-use software interface. An additional Corsair Link Digital connector on the pump head provides monitoring and control of other devices, such as Corsair Link equipped power supplies, Lighting Nodes, Cooling Nodes, and the Airflow Pro memory activity and temperature monitor kits.
The integrated design of the Hydro Series H100i and H80i combined with new materials and features make installation simpler than ever. The composite rubber tubing is more flexible than the FEP/FPA tubing used in previous coolers, making installation and routing easier but maintaining the previous generation's ultra-low evaporation rates. A new magnetic mounting bracket allows PC builders to quickly and effortlessly configure the coolers for all modern Intel® or AMD® motherboard sockets.
Superior Compatibility with Cases and CPUs
The Hydro Series H100i is compatible with most cases that feature 240mm fan mounts designed specifically to support radiators. In most Corsair cases, the H100i can be installed in minutes, and requires no adapters or user modification. The Hydro Series H80i is compatible with most cases that feature a rear 120mm fan mount. All support motherboards based on the Intel LGA115x/1366/2011 and AMD AM2/AM3/FM1/FM2 CPU sockets.
Warranty, Pricing, and Availability
The new Hydro Series coolers are backed by Corsair's industry leading five-year limited warranty and technical support. The products will be available in November from Corsair’s worldwide network of resellers and distributors. Prices in the United States are listed below:
Hydro Series H100i $119.99 USD
Hydro Series H80i $99.99 USD
For more information on Corsair Hydro Series CPU coolers, please visit:
Founded in 1994, Corsair supplies high performance products purchased primarily by PC gaming enthusiasts who build their own PCs or buy pre-assembled customized systems. The company's award-winning products include DDR3 memory upgrades, USB flash drives, power supply units, solid-state drives, PC speakers, gaming headsets, gaming keyboards, laser gaming mice, system monitoring and control devices, PC cooling products, and computer cases.
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Corsair, the sails logo, Dominator, and Vengeance are registered trademarks and Air Series, Force Series, Carbide Series, GS Series, and Hydro Series are trademarks of Corsair in the United States and/or other countries. All other company and/or product names may be trade names, trademarks, and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they are associated. Features, pricing, availability, and specifications are subject to change without notice.
figures, just after i get my
figures, just after i get my H100
Me too, peeved that I just
Me too, peeved that I just bought the H100 in September. Hey, Corsair, do you offer an upgrade program?
All of the marketing sounds
All of the marketing sounds great, but the tests will show the real difference between these new “i” series coolers and the old ones. My guess is 1-3C better cooling and maybe a tiny bit quieter. Nothing to really make me want to go to the trouble of upgrading.
Glad to see they ditched the
Glad to see they ditched the 4-pin Molex connector or a SATA power. One less cable cluttering my case.