Bykski makes extra large external radiator with nine fans
No, that is not a next-gen reference CPU cooler, at least not yet.
Tom’s Hardware reports on an extra large water cooler by Bykski. This is not a product that can be installed in a chassis, on the contrary, it may very well be much larger than many desktop PCs.
The B-1080-CEC-X is a box with a massive radiator attached to an array of nine 120 mm fans. This is a complete solution with preinstalled pump, radiator, and reservoir. The only thing needed are G1/4 fittings, some coolant, and something to actually cool down.
Users can plug this product into a CPU waterblock or liquid cooler for a graphics card. Actually, it can be both and users can expand up to 4 graphics cards, the product description claims. It has up to 2000W of “antipyretic capacity”, so there is definitely room for some high-end desktop GPUs running in a cluster. In fact, Bykski advertises this product for workstation computing stations which can often feature four GPUs or more.
This product measures 42 x 48 x 14 cm, and it can rival in size many PCs with Mini-ITX or even Micro-ATX motherboards. It can certainly solve the cooling problem, but it will also require a lot of room on its own. At least in this configuration users have some flexibility when it comes to separating the radiator from the heat generated by the GPUs.
Bykski’s external cooler is now listed by a Japanese retailer at 72,356 JPY, which is around $525 right now.
Source: CoolingLab via Tom’s Hardware