DeepCool, a global brand and manufacturer of computer hardware and peripherals for enthusiasts, today announced that it will provide free-of-charge mountings kits for Intel’s upcoming LGA1700 platform, enabling customers to continue using their existing DeepCool CPU coolers on the new 12th generation Intel Core CPUs (Alder Lake S). Additionally, current and future DeepCool coolers will also include the new mounting hardware.
Intel’s new CPU will follow a new hybrid architecture that will be more powerful than previous generations through the use of high-performing, efficient cores. This new architecture will have a direct impact on the appearance of the CPU, as Alder Lake features an additional 500 contacts compared to its predecessors (i.e., 1200 to 1700); as a result, the socket had to be greatly enlarged.
The heatspreader has a larger surface than before and most notably is no longer square, but rectangular. While this new generation of Intel CPUs promise even more performance, at the moment no readily available CPU cooler is compatible with the change.
To help with the transition DeepCool is releasing a mounting upgrade kit that will be compatible with the LGA1700 socket. The kits will feature a new backplate and associated mounting bridges for the socket and include all components required to perform the installation.
In order to receive a free mounting kit customers can contact DeepCool support with proof of purchase of either an LGA1700 processor or an LGA1700 motherboard to reserve. Depending on different service regions, shipping charges may be incurred. Without an invoice, mounting kits will be available for purchase for USD/EUR 5.99.
The following coolers will be compatible with new mounting kits.
- GAMMAXX 400/GTE/GT Series – GP-G-EM009-1700
- NEPTWIN Series – GP-G-EM072-1700
- AS500 Series/AK620 – GP-G-EM002-1700
- ASSASSIN III – GP-G-EM316-1700
- CASTLE/GAMMAXX Liquid Cooler – GP-G-EM172-1700