Each generation of microprocessors and graphics processors is faster and more powerful, leading them to generate excess heat that needs removal. Components that are typically individually cooled include the central processing unit (CPU), Graphics processing unit (GPU) and the northbridge. Liquid cooling is an efficient and quiet alternative to conventional air cooling. Water has better thermal conductivity than air and can absorb more heat before it starts to feel hot.
For cooling CPU cores, the primary advantage of water is its tremendously increased ability to transport heat away from source to a secondary cooling surface. This allows for large, more optimally designed radiators rather than small, inefficient fins mounted directly on the heat source.
Rogers offers liquid cooler solutions that provide an ideal solution for high-power applications. The active cooling areas can be customized to the diode layout. These customized ceramic substrates provide high-performance electrical power management.