Asetek's low profile pump minimizes the height and weight of the cooling solution on CPU and GPU sockets, motherboards, and graphics cards. Low height improves access and airflow through the chassis and enables extreme performance dual-slot graphics cards. Light weight eliminates the risk of shock damage to motherboards that is inherent with high performance air coolers that rely on their large size and mass to cool CPUs. The smaller size (and new swiveling tubes) allows Asetek's low profile pump to be used in locations previously impossible with high performance air coolers, such as 1U servers, small form factor gaming chassis, and dual-slot graphics cards.
Integration of the pump and cold plate (water block) reduces connections and improves reliability. Close coupling of the pump and cold plate enables simultaneous optimization of these two critical components to provide the best possible performance. Additionally, the low profile pump delivers higher liquid flow and a two decibel reduction in noise.
A unique feature of Asetek's latest pump is the ability to add Liquid Temperature Fan Control and lighting effects. Liquid Temperature Fan Control eliminates sudden spikes in noise during short spikes in CPU or GPU use, resulting in a quieter computing experience. Housed under the pump's cap, Liquid Temperature Fan Control provides increased cooling when you need it, and a quiet system when you don’t. Lighting effects highlight the presence of liquid cooling through chassis windows and enable personalization to match chassis color schemes.
When Asetek introduced its first sealed CPU liquid cooler, it was necessary to find a tubing material that would eliminate the need for big reservoirs and refilling. This was achieved by molding low permeability, corrugated tubes out of FEP plastic. These FEP tubes are more rigid than the "aquarium" tubes often used in kit built liquid coolers. While customers appreciated the 50,000 hour life provided by FEP, they continued to remind us of the difficulty of installing our coolers with these rigid tubes.
In response to this feedback, Asetek undertook an 18 month engineering project to develop a rubber material that achieves the same durability and longevity of the plastic tubing. This project included extensive evaluation of different materials under prolonged and strenuous conditions to get the right balance of flexibility, durability and reliability.
In addition to maintaining the reliability of the original plastic tubes, the new rubber tubes are much easier to bend, allowing for easier tube routing and installation. Whether you are building a Home Theater PC or LAN Party Gaming PC, you'll find the new tubes will make installation a breeze.
Asetek's team of engineers has spent years researching and testing cold plate designs for our integrated pump and cold plate assembly. Asetek has the experience and know how to determine the right specifications of the cold plate to meet our customer's requirements for 1) Performance and 2) Cost.
Our latest cold plate features microchannels that are more efficient than our original pin fin design. By having more surface area than pin fins, the microchannels are able to transfer heat from the CPU to the liquid more efficiently. A key aspect of this improvement is that it was achieved without increasing pump noise or compromising reliability.
CPUs have very specific heat characteristics. Asetek's years of expertise helps us to determine the best cold plate design to effectively cool today's CPUs. In addition, Asetek knows that CPU technology changes and we are constantly innovating. By understanding the road maps of AMD, Intel and NVIDIA Asetek is able to focus engineering efforts on creating the best cooling solution for each generation of CPUs and GPUs.
Part of our mission statement is to "provide our customers with the best, most cost effective solutions". The increase in performance from the multichannel cold plate was so substantial that Asetek is now able to offer a lower cost aluminum cold plate that performs better than the old copper pin fin design. Aluminum cold plates enable lower cost liquid coolers while maintaining impressive performance.