Hyte packs a quad-core processor inside its AIO liquid cooler

A cooler with more storage than some smartphones.

Hyte daisy-chainable fans and liquid coolers.
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It seems pretty difficult for Hyte to top its Y70 Touch case featuring a bespoke screen, but the brand gives it a good go during CES 2024. Much like rivals at Gigabyte and MSI, you can daisy-chain its new FP12 fans. As for the new THICC Q60 AIO cooler, there’s a quad-core processor crammed inside that does away with the need for a hub.

According to Hyte, this AIO combines the thickest fans and radiator in the market. The brand also claims it can outperform every 360mm and even some 420mm AIOs. These are some big expectations, but looking at the size, it may be true. How thick is this THICC? 52mm for the radiator plus 32mm for the fans, for a total of 84mm. For reference, many AIOs hover around 45mm to 50mm in total.

Hyte daisy-chainable fans.
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Due to its size, you better double-check compatibility with your chassis. Or you could go the simple route and get Hyte’s Y60. And the best part is you can run all your system fans out of this cooler. No need for hubs or controllers, just plug and play. To be clear, this includes the integrated pump, a screen, fans, and lighting strips. It might even handle RGB fans if the brand releases some later down the line.

To drive all these components, Hyte packs 32GB of eMMC storage, 2GB of DDR4-2666 RAM, a quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex CPU, and a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4 co-processor inside the AIO. Yep, you can put a 32GB MPEG file to display on the cooler’s screen. We’d call it a computer-ception. It may be able to run Quake or Doom, but we haven’t tried yet. Those who don’t need this cooler but would like to have its control capabilities can get the NP60 hub.

Hyte daisy-chainable fan connector.
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Like Corsair’s iCUE Link lineup, you can daisy-chain these fans using magnets and pogo pins. They also include a thermostat to sense temperature. The difference is that Hyte’s system can handle up to 18 devices per channel for a total of 34. Better yet, Hyte takes things one step further by providing the protocol to run these components. This should allow anyone to add support into open-source software.

As you can guess, this AIO liquid cooler won’t come cheap, expected to retail for $299. But, if it can beat 360mm AIOs with all these features, why not?