|Best CPU Cooler Performance Intel/AMD Q1-2010|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cooling|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Friday, 12 March 2010|
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Intel DBX-B Advanced Thermal Solution
Introduced with the retail Core i7-980X EE processor kit, the Intel DBX-B Advanced Thermal Solution (ATS) offers two user-defined cooling profiles: Quiet (Q) and Performance (P).
Four 8mm copper heat-pipe rods connect to the copper base in a traditional 'U' design, and the 100mm Nidec UltraFlo fan glows with a blue LED similar to past Extreme Edition coolers.
Switched to Quiet-mode the Intel DBX-B cooler produces 20 dBA @ 800RPM, while Performance-mode creates a very-audible 35 dBA @ 1800RPM.
Features and Specification
Intel does not have any plan to market the DBX-B Advanced Thermal Solution as a standalone product, since it's designed to be part of the Intel Core i7-980X BX80613I7980X box kit.