The previously leaked plans called into question whether existing CPU coolers could work with Intel's upcoming Alder Lake processors, due to a new LGA 1700 socket and an extended integrated heatsink (IHS) and interposer design . Either way, Phanteks doesn’t care, at least as far as its Glacier One 360MPH is concerned.
The Glacier One 360MPH is a new all-in-one liquid CPU cooler. As the model name suggests, it’s large, with a 360mm radiator that houses three 120mm fans housed in the company’s Halos RGB fan frames.
As it is, the product page highlights support for all modern CPU connectors, including Intel LGA 115x, 1200, 1366, 2011, 2011-3 and 2066, and AMD AM4, sTRX4 and TR4. At some point, Phanteks will also add LGA 1700 to the mix.
“The Glacier One 360MPH will also support the upcoming LGA 1700 socket by serving Phanteks customer service for users who purchase the Glacier One 360MPH,” says Phanteks.
In other words, it will offer some sort of support kit when Alder Lake arrives. Phanteks does not say if it will be a free upgrade (I hope so), only that customers will have to request it through the company's support channel.
This suggests to me that other existing refrigerators might receive the same treatment, although I'm not aware of any open ads outside of this one. Although they are still early, it is rumored that Alder Lake will arrive later this year, perhaps in November.
Socket support aside, it looks like a corpulent cooling solution. It features a pump designed by Asetek (as is the case with many AIO refrigerators), with a high flow impeller and a cold pure copper plate with dodged fins. The pump housing has a fairly slippery look, with a “Infinite Mirror” tempered glass that creates a 3D RGB effect.
Phanteks claims its refrigerator can drastically reduce downtime. His own tests show that an Intel Core i7 10700K processor goes from 68.2 ° C to 24.7 ° C when switching from Intel's existing air cooler to the Glacier One 360MPH. However, we have not tried this cooler ourselves, so for now, we can only take the word of the company in its figures.
There is also a smaller 240 MPH variant with a 240 mm radiator. According to Phanteks, it can cool the same chip to 25.9 ° C, suggesting it has almost as good a performance as the 360mm model.
Interestingly, Phanteks only specifically mentions 360MPH in terms of future support for Alder Lake, though I see no reason why 240MPH shouldn’t get the same treatment. In any case, the 360MPH will be available in June for $ 200. The price of 240MPH is not mentioned.