As Intel’s 12th-generation Alder Lake processor uses the LGA 1700 socket, the shape of the CPU and the height of the hole pitch of the heat sink have changed. The current radiators have to be replaced with new fasteners to support the new platform. For Intel, they have to prepare a new original radiator. The 12-generation Cores currently launched are all 125W K series without a radiator, but the 65W non-K series processors launched in January next year are all equipped with radiators.
In fact, there has been news about the new Intel original radiator before, now there are very clear photos released. @momomo_us released a photo of the Laminar RM1 radiator, just like the previously leaked rendering, it looks almost the same size as the current original radiator, but the new radiator adds an outer circle decoration around the fan on the basis of the current one and adds a circle of LED lights. For the time being, it is not clear whether it is blue monochrome or RGB. RM1 is for Core i3, i5, i7 processors. It is not clear whether there is a copper plug inside.
It’s no surprise that Intel will see these new original radiators when it launches 65W and 35W non-K Alder Lake-S processors and H670, B660, and H610 motherboards in January next year.