- Scythe Mugen 5 PCGH
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- Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro 4
- Cooler Master Hyper 212 B
- Gilead Tranquillo Rev.5
If you look at a particular group of products on Pricewatch, you’ll initially see a selection sorted by popularity. We usually choose a specific price bracket for our reports, but in this roundup of processor coolers, we’ve taken the ten most popular models of recent times. In this article you can read how the ten most popular air coolers relate to each other.
When we look at the ten most popular air coolers, there is a huge amount of variation between the models, both in price and in dimensions, weight, cooling capacity, and appearance. By comparison, we see that all models are called tower coolers, which use height just above the processor and use heat pipes to dissipate heat from the processor with one or more side-fans. These ten coolers also have fairly large fans, with dimensions from 120 to 140 mm.
AM4 problems with a new cooler test
With us A new test method for processor coolers After our initial verification, we have already run a preliminary test to determine Effect of fans on cooling performance For comparison, but now it’s time for a real tour. The reason we’re only coming to this now is because our test bench for the AM4 socket needed a fresh overhaul. After assembling and testing a large number of coolers, it turns out that our custom PCBs are deformed due to different mounting materials. As a result, the heat distributor is no longer in good contact with the power resistors. To overcome this threading issue of the new AM4 socket test bench, we modified the PCB design. Thanks to the additional screw hole, the new circuit board is less prone to bending and warping. We have also adapted the control so that the platform turns off automatically when the power resistances reach a temperature of over 90 degrees, in order to protect the test platform.
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