Some European webshops are listing the new Danamics LM10 Liquid Metal Cooler, this is the first processor cooler that uses liquid metal. Danamics claims their LM10 is world's best air cooler, stating it exceeds the performance of most watercoolers. Sounds impressive but I'd wait for the first reviews before you buy one as this cooler costs a whopping 280EUR. The LM10 looks a lot like a big air cooler, but instead of regular heatpipes it has five big heatpipes with the toxic Sodium Potassium and a pump on top of it to circulate this liquid metal. The liquid metal cooling system generates no noise, but you'll still need to attach a fan to the heatsink.
Here's a look at the features:
Danamics LM10 is the world’s best performing air-cooler. By utilizing the unique properties of liquid metal, the cooler has the lowest thermal resistance of any air-cooler in the market. The cooling capabilities exceeds most watercoolers in a single device.
Compared to competing solutions, the Danamics LM10 is a true all-in-one product. There are no external housings, large reservoirs or bulky radiators. With liquid metal cooling you have true performance in a compact, self-contained unit. This makes mounting a breeze and the Danamics LM10 cooler can be mounted in minutes.
No moving parts
The superior liquid metal brings another advantage besides its efficiency. The properties of liquid metal make the use of an electromagnetic pump possible. Danamics’ patent pending multi-string pump delivers high flow combined with a very low power-draw of less than 1W.
No noise and no vibration
Compared to watercooling pumps, the electromagnetic pump used in Danamics LM10 cooler has numerous benefits. It is hermetically sealed and has no moving parts, which means that no noise or vibration is added to the system from the electromagnetic pump. Also the pump is orientation independent, which ensures maximum flexibility for users and system integrators.
Danamics LM10 is built from the ground up using innovative technology. The combination of liquid metal and an electromagnetic pump is all new in commercial cooling devices, bringing true high-tech to your desktop
And here are the specifications. The cooler is pretty massive by the way, it measures 135mm x 172mm x 69mm (L x H x D) and weighs 900g without a fan. The liquid metal is Sodium Potassium and the pump draws less than one Watt.
Danamics LM10 Specification
Product name: Danamics LM10
Heat sink material: Nickel-plated aluminium
Tubing material: Nickel-plated copper
RoHS Compliant: Yes
Dimensions: L135mm x H172mm x D69mm
Weight: 900g (heatsink only)
Fan-option: 120mm fan (25mm thick)
Ambient operating temperature range: 0°C to 45°C
Liquid Metal type: Sodium Potassium* (NaK)
* Please read the security instructions in this document carefully. For further information contact Danamics.
Pump power draw:
With Return Power: <1 Watt
With PowerBooster: <1 Watt
Pump magnet info:
Neodymium Block Magnet
Gauss Rating: 13200 (~ 1.3 Tesla)
Approximate pulling force: 27 lbs (~12,25 kg)
Motherboard component clearance height: 55mm
Intel® processors for socket LGA775 including Intel Core™ 2 Extreme, Intel Core™ 2 Quad,
Intel Core™ 2 Duo, Pentium® D, Pentium® 4, Intel® Xeon®, Celeron® and Celeron® D.
AMD processors for socket AM2/AM2+ including AMD Phenom™ X4, AMD Phenom™ X3,
AMD Opteron™ (second generation), AMD Athlon™ 64 X2, AMD Athlon™ 64,
AMD Athlon™ X2 BE-series, AMD Sempron™ and AMD Sempron™ LE-series.