The Intel TS15A cooing system is larger than any cooler that Intel has ever produced for its desktop microprocessors. In fact, the TS15A is taller than the TS13A, which Intel supplies with some of its Core i7 Extreme processors for high-end desktops. The thermal solution features a large copper base along with the company’s copper “heat-column” with a heat-pipe inside, which has been used by Intel for some time. For the first time, Intel uses assembled high-density fin design for the heatsink of its coolers to maximize heat dissipation area. Previously the company utilized solid-state heatsinks with curved and bifurcated fins, but it appears that it is now adopting the same construction as leading makers of thermal solutions.
Intel does not release too many details about its TS15A cooler, except the fact that it uses 4-pin pulse width modulation fan speed control, has three year-limited warranty and is designed for its newest microprocessors in LGA1151 form-factor.
- Designed for Intel 6th Gen 130W CPUs
- Designed for the LGA 1151/56/50 Socket
- 1000 - 3850 rpm Fan Speed (4-wire PWM)
- Compatible with Intel 4th Gen CPUs
- Shock and Vibration Compliant
- Keep Out Safe
- DOW Corning TC - 5630 Thermal Material
- Not Designed for Overclocking
Underneath the TS15A is a large copper base with pre-applied thermal paste. Heat is pulled from the CPU and then distributed to a series of densely packed aluminum fins that are arranged in similar fashion to high-end third-party coolers.
Intel's latest cooler uses a 4-pin pulse width modulation (PWN) fan speed control and familiar push-pin mounts. The fan on top also appears unchanged from previous. Even so, the sheer size of this thing suggests that it should do a decent job with Skylake.
Without any doubts, the Intel TS15A looks to be a big step in the right direction for Intel. Based on the design of the product, it should be more advanced than its predecessors. Unfortunately, its relatively small dimensions as well as small fan indicate that it may be less efficient and more noisy than products from cooler makers. The initial price of the TS15A cooling solution is also very high. Nonetheless, the product will look very good if supplied with Intel’s desktop processors for free.
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