Intel's new Thermal/Fan Control Motherboards

Intel's announcement today about the release of 4 new chipsets and 6 new motherboards failed to mention that all these boards utilize the ADI 1027 dBCool thermal control chip mentioned in our IDF coverage report. Intel says their Precision Cooling Technology provides these benefits:

  • Fan speeds adjust real time according to system temperatures
  • Reduces unnecessary noise & energy consumption
  • OS-independent – not affected by a software failure or virus
  • Separate thermal zones for CPU & system temperature
  • Default setting programmed into BIOS
  • Controlled by an advanced management ASIC