The era of Intel Cryo Cooling technology is over. You may recall that at the end of 2020, Intel announced the release of a thermoelectric cooling system to support the 10th generation Cores. This system was designed “for enthusiasts looking for better overclocking of desktop processors 10th Generation Intel Core (LGA 1200) and constant thermal performance.” Intel also collaborated with EK Water Blocks and Cooler Master on this project.
Well, a note on the page dedicated to the technology indicates that the development of these solutions has been discontinued as of July 1, 2023 . ” All versions of the software are provided as-is. No functional, security, or other updates will be provided after December 31, 2023. No support for 14th Generation Intel Core processors will be provided .”
The term “combination of hardware, software, and firmware” refers to Intel Cryo Cooling Technology, which was introduced to the market in three different forms: Cooler Master’s MasterLiquid ML360 SUB-ZERO, EK-QuantumX Delta TEC, and its successor, Delta TEC EVO E2, which included EKWB.
Thermoelectric heatsinks, or Peltier cells in short, are what give cryocooling its name. They allow the CPU to run at temperatures below room temperature while dynamically monitoring and adjusting it on the go.
The Peltier effect is a thermoelectric phenomena in which heat transfer results from an electric current passing across a junction (Peltier junction) between two distinct metals. Heat is thus transferred from the surface in touch with the CPU to the other, which is in contact with.
This solution’s “plus” is that, unlike liquid heatsinks, which cannot allow the CPU to run below room temperature, cryo technology accomplishes this goal by “extracting and dissipating the heat generated by the TEC plate via a traditional liquid system.”
At debut, the EK-QuantumX Delta TEC was priced at 349.90 euros. It was an obvious niche product, and it seems that neither Intel nor its partners thought it would achieve the necessary level of success to be included in the offer.