NEC has developed a new CPU cooler that uses 80% less energy than your typical stock HSF setup, and 60% less than a water-cooled setup.

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NEC has developed a new CPU cooler that uses 80% less energy than your typical stock HSF setup, and 60% less than a water-cooled setup. The eco-friendly cooling solution works by using heat generated from the CPU to boil the cooler’s CFC alternate, which changes into a gaseous state at about 50 degrees. The vapors remove the heat from the CPU, travels into a centralized radiator cooled by a fan, and reverts back into the liquid state which is circulated to the CPU again.

NEC has claimed that its new cooling solution is approximately 70% cheaper to manufacture than the average water-cooled solutions. Sadly, this technology is unavailable to the consumers yet as NEC is expecting to ‘test’ the cooler internally in data centers. Fancy having a phase change cooler in your next rig?

News via [Akihabaranews]