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June 12th, 2007
Carbon nanotubes promise heatsink breakthrough
Computer cooling supplier OCZ has announced plans to use carbon nanotube technology in its processor heatsink product, HydroJet.
The company claims the advance provides more cooling than copper technology for the same heat input.
The HydroJet is a self-contained liquid cooler that cools a hot-running CPU chip more efficiently than air cooling. CPU chip heat is first taken up by water which is then circulated past a carbon nanotube contact base which takes up the heat from the water and acts as a heatsink. This two-stage process takes more heat off a hot CPU chip than air cooling does.