HYTE has introduced its first AIO liquid cooler, the THICC Q60, boasting a sizable IPS display and emphasizing “competitive” thermal capabilities. Recognized for its Y-series cases like the Y60 and Y70, known for their unique “abstract design,” HYTE extends this approach to its THICC Q60 liquid cooler.
HYTE claims to offer the market’s largest “ultraslim IPS display,” measuring 5 inches with a maximum resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. Diverging from the conventional circular or square designs, this display adopts a rather rectangular form—a unique feature. While the larger size allows for more content visibility, the width may not be as impressive. The screen features a 60 Hz refresh rate and a peak brightness of 300 nits. Notably, a “42-pixel qRGB array” behind the screen enhances illumination, adding a distinctive touch to the system’s lighting.
Talking about the cooling aspect of the THICC Q60, it incorporates “dual harmonic pumps” that efficiently circulate liquid with minimal noise—setting it apart in the market. The pump is equipped with aerospace-grade ceramic bearings, ensuring an extended lifespan by minimizing friction among components.
Concerning the built-in fans, the THICC Q60 is equipped with two 32 mm THICC FP12 fans, featuring blades reinforced with LCP (Liquid Crystal Polymer) for peak performance and durability. These fans can reach speeds of up to 3,000 RPM, and for lighter workloads with controlled thermals, a zero RPM mode is available. Additionally, the fans can be linked through HYTE’s Nexus Link Type-M channel, facilitating magnetic connections between nodes.
HYTE’s THICC Q60 is managed through the company’s Nexus software, offering features comparable to alternatives in the market. HYTE has emphasized their AIO’s thermal performance, and the performance data they’ve disclosed substantiates this claim, indicating that the THICC Q60 competes effectively with industry counterparts despite its recent release.
The THICC Q60 starts at an MSRP of $299.99 in Canada and the United States, with global availability anticipated by Q1 2024. In the competitive market landscape, it is priced slightly above the ASUS ROG Ryujin III 240mm. However, a comparison of its performance with a 360mm version of the Ryujin III opens up another debate.