If there is something that we applaud, it is that some companies provide the user with this type of thing so that we do not have to pay money again for a socket change. Thus
In the past CES 2021, Intel announced its new socket LGA-1700, the microprocessors Alder Lake that will arrive this year 2021, will follow a new hybrid architecture and should be more powerful than previous generations through the use of high-performance and efficient cores. This time, the new architecture also has a direct effect on the appearance, as it has 500 additional contacts compared to its predecessor. LGA 1200, and as a result, the plinth had to be greatly enlarged.
This means that the heatsink must have a much larger surface than before, and especially its design, is no longer square, but rectangular. While this heralds a new era for Intel CPUs that promises even more performance, unfortunately no pre-LGA 1700 heatsink will be compatible with the Alder Lake LGA 1700 without these new anchors.
To remedy this, Be quiet! will launch free mounting kits for the new generation of CPU Intel Alder Lake, with which many of the current heatsinks become compatible with the LGA-1700 socket. In addition to a new backplane and associated mounting jumpers for the socket, these kits also include all other components required for installation in the Intel® socket. Also included is a new mounting frame for the Silent Loop 2 AiO.
These are the anchors LGA 1700 that Be quiet! will supply free of charge:
To receive a free mounting kit, the customer only needs to fill out a form on the official Be quiet! Website. This contact form will be activated in early November. To qualify for an anchor, the user must provide proof of purchase of one of the models that we will leave you below. In addition to the assembly kits free They will be shipped from mid-November 2021.
Although if you do not have proof of purchase Be quiet! It will also sell them for a small cost of 5.46 euros.
The following heatsinks are compatible with the mounting kit for the new Intel Socket LGA-1700
- Dark Rock Pro 4
- Dark Rock 4
- Dark Rock Slim
- Dark Rock TF 2
- Shadow Rock 3
- Shadow Rock Slim 2
- Shadow Rock LP
- Pure Rock 2
- Pure Rock
- Silent Loop 2 (not available in the USA)
- Pure Loop
As usual, in the course of next year, the mounting kits will also come from the factory when you buy a new heatsink. So do not think about it and if you have one of those heatsinks, run and take advantage of Be quiet! will supply LGA 1700 anchors free of charge.