Computex 2019: Thermaltake Shows Off Cool Prototype AIO
Thermaltake’s Prototype AIO Cools Both the Processor and Memory
Alongside products being launched, manufacturers also take advantage of the Computex frenzy to show off prototype and concept designs that may or may not see the light of day in final products but are pretty cool nonetheless. In this case, Steve over at Gamer’s Nexus spotted a prototype cooler at the Thermaltake booth that cools both the CPU and RAM with an all-in-one closed loop liquid cooler – with RGB LED galore of course.
The prototype cooler appears to be an extension of one of Thermaltake’s own Floe AIOs with a 360mm radiator, spruced-up Asetek pump and CPU block, and Thermaltake’s WaterRam water cooled DDR4 memory kit with software controllable RGB LEDs on the three radiator fans, CPU block, and RAM heatsinks.
According to Gamer’s Nexus, the demo system averaged approximately ~60°C on the CPU cores (4.7GHz) and ~35°C on the memory DIMMS (1600 MHz) while running a system stress test load. Thermaltake does not have an official product name or SKU for this AIO yet much less a release date or pricing as it is merely a prototype at this point.
It is a neat concept, but would ultimately be a very niche product that would face stiff competition from custom / DIY water cooling loops especially since pricing would likely put it in a weird middle ground and/or very close to the price of putting a basic loop together yourself while also being able to choose your exact components and memory. Even if they can get the pricing down since they are combining existing Thermaltake products into something new, it still may be difficult to justify. There is also the “issue” of water cooling the RAM in the first place where for the most part water cooling memory is not necessary and air cooling is sufficient. The caveat is that you generally need a minimum amount of airflow and when you are water cooling everything else, depending on where your radiator is and what other case fans (if any) you are running water cooling could pay off. With that said, many people have chosen to water cool their memory simply because of aesthetics, and that’s fine too as it can look pretty cool.
What are your thoughts on a CPU+RAM AIO CLC cooler?