Danamics LMX Superleggera review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 06/08/2010 01:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
Danamics LMX Superleggera (Liquid Metal CPU cooler)
If there has been one market continuously evolving it has to be the CPU cooler segment. We have traditional coolers, heatpipe based coolers, liquid cooling, phase-change cooling and extreme enthusiasts even dare to go for dry ice or liquid nitrogen in an attempt to overclock really high.
Well that's not what we are after today, but there is one company out there that uses a bit of a controversial cooling method - liquid metal. Which much bravura the company Danamics entered the market last year, with reasonable success. See, they have this vision that liquid metal can transport heat from the CPU block through heatpipes, towards the cooling fins really well, if you implement it properly of course.
So Dynamics designed a mechanism based on heatpipe technology, yet now with a circulating loop for liquid metal. Very simply put: they have inserted liquid metal inside that loop, and then a little EM pump circulates it through that loop, touching the aluminum heat fins which are armed with two fans to quickly and easily get rid of heat.
Granted, I have been very wary of this product, as personally I do not really like the idea of having some sort of liquid metal sitting next to me, actively pumped around. That doesn't mean though that this product should not get a fair chance of a proper review. As such, Danamics sent out their latest Superleggera LMX cooler, a beast of a processor cooler weighing roughly a kilogram with an external EM pump. This thing means serious business by the looks of it. Want to check it out with me? Let's have a peek and then head onward to the review.
It has been a topic of much discussion, the liquid metal based LMX CPU cooler from Danamics. With actual liquid metal inside a heatpipe loop, which is circulated by a electromagnetic pump creating flow inside the CPU cooler, touching the aluminum heat fins which are armed with two fans to quickly and easily get rid of heat. Stuff from the future? Hmm, nope... we test the real thing.