heat sink


Definition of heat sink

: a substance or device that absorbs or dissipates especially unwanted heat (as from a process or an electronic device)

Examples of heat sink in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That's because the liquid gallium TIM allowed Sony to get the same cooling performance from a cheaper heat sink. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "PS5 will use downloadable updates to control game-by-game fan speed," 19 Oct. 2020 This is true for the liquid cooling systems in current use, which use the liquid to replace the metal heat sink. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Researchers demonstrate in-chip water cooling," 9 Sep. 2020 The rendering from Nvidia’s video (seen in the screenshot below) also shows a heat sink stack on the side that looks identical to the cooler design in the leaks. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Nvidia teases GeForce RTX 3090 design tweaks with radical new cooler, 12-pin power," 26 Aug. 2020 That sheet of copper is not connected to some larger heat sink. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "We bought Walmart’s $140 laptop so you wouldn’t have to," 21 June 2020 Now line up your heat sink with the screws surrounding your processor, and gently lower it into place. Jess Grey, Wired, "Want a Better PC? Try Building Your Own," 7 June 2020 Those drives will also have to fit in the space allotted inside the PS5, which is no guarantee given the heat sinks and fans built into some of these SSD models. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Sony details PS5’s fast SSD, variable clock rates, 3D audio tech [Updated]," 18 Mar. 2020 The black hole itself is an ideal heat sink, the researchers argue, and usable energy can come from the cosmic microwave background (CMB), weak radiation from the big bang that permeates space. Daniel Clery, Science | AAAS, "Could a habitable planet orbit a black hole?," 4 Feb. 2020 As each heat sunk their feet into the squishy silt, eyes full of competitive fury and floaties at the ready, VNSSA counted down from 10. Morena Duwe, Billboard, "We Lost the Dirtybird Campout Spelling Bee and Other Festival Field Activity Reports," 8 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of heat sink

1936, in the meaning defined above

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6 Feb 2021

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“Heat sink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heat%20sink. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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