Liquid Metal Cooling; when it comes to exotic designs, nothing has captured our imaginations more than this concept. But has the concept finally become a reality?
In early 2008 Danamics came into the world of CPU cooling with something never before seen in the retail market. The worlds first sealed liquid metal cooling system. It was promised to eclipse all other more traditional CPU coolers , even water cooled systems. However in just a short span (2 months) the original design known as the LM10 was discontinued. Namely due to market price at the time.
Fast forward to the present day and we see a new contender on the field of battle. Long promised as a successor to the failed Lm10, the LMX enters the scene.
Looking at the spec sheet, we can see that this is no lightweight; tipping the scales at 1180g for just the tower alone. This is sure to bring some promise to Danamics performance claims. Back as well is a new second generation electro-magnetic pump, featuring an iron core that should reduce the EM field by a factor of 1,000 when compared to their previous LM10 (according to Danamics). Power consumption for this new pump is said to be around the 1W range, which is nothing in an age of 1KW PSU’s.
Mounted more traditionally up front is a standard 120mm Fan, that can be interchanged quite easily with anything the end user so desires. This is a nice touch for the enthusiast at heart, allowing them to tweak the fan to their own performance/noise balance. Mounting support includes everything from AM2 to the latest AM3 , and Intel 775 and 1366 (Support for the new Lynnfield 1156 has not been announced).
It remains to be seen if this new design has what it takes to best the latest generation of Air coolers on the market, however the potential is there. And we can only hope that the new LMX is here to stay.
More information can be found on the product page here. Availability has not yet been determined , but pricing is said to be around 159 (Euros).