Thermacore Offers Liquid Cooling for High-End PCs

December 14, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

Thermacore International Inc., the electronics cooling subsidiary of Modine Manufacturing Company, has entered into an agreement with Alienware to offer an advanced liquid cooling system for high-performance PC systems.

Thermacore partnered with Alienware to develop the advanced liquid cooling system specifically for the high performance gaming, digital content creation, and multimedia platforms. Thermacore's high-performance liquid cooled system utilizes micro channel cold plate technology and a liquid-to-air heat exchanger with Modine's patented PF™ (parallel flow) technology.

These components are combined into a unique system that provides a very compact and high-performance cooling system. By taking advantage of the improved thermal performance of the Thermacore advanced liquid cooling technology, Alienware systems can operate at cooler temperatures, even when running at maximum power, and with lower overall system noise levels.

"The new system provides a huge advantage over conventional cooling technologies by reducing maximum operating temperatures by 15-21 degrees. This represents an improvement in thermal performance of up to 30%," according to Patrick Cooper, Director of Product Management for Alienware.

The system permits the use of the latest processor technology at a significantly reduced noise level due to the elimination of secondary heat sink fans. This performance margin means that Alienware customers can push these systems with high-performance graphics even harder without concern for overheated CPU and GPU chips.

"We are very excited about the partnership with Alienware. They have an advanced platform, with technology-hungry customers, who will take perfect advantage of our liquid cooling technology," said Leonard Dore, Thermacore's Manager of Worldwide Sales and Marketing.