Intel’s 12th Gen Alder Lake chips have finally arrived after spinning around the rumor mill for months. The new chips represent the biggest generational leap for the blue team in years, thanks to its completely redesigned ‘hybrid’ architecture and support for features like DDR5 memory, PCIe 5.0, and more. These Intel CPUs use the LGA 1700 socket, which means you’ll need a new motherboard and a new cooler or updated standoffs from the manufacturer.
In this article, we’ll be taking a look at all the CPU coolers for Intel Alder Lake socket LGA 1700. There seems to be a lot of confusion around the cooling solutions for these new chips, so let’s break it down. Here’s everything you need to know about the CPU coolers for Intel Alder Lake socket LGA 1700:
Intel LGA 1700 Socket
Intel’s LGA 1700 socket, codenamed 15R1, is taller than the previous LGA 1200 socket powering the current generation of Rocket Lake processors. Here’s a quick look at the LGA 1700 socket specification before we get …