Test System and Thermal Results
I would first like to thank ASUS, InWin, Corsair and Fractal Design for supplying products for me to test with. To see our testing methodology and to find out what goes into making our charts, please refer to our CPU Cooler Testing and Methodology article for that information.
With the Prolimatech Armageddon Blue Series cooler being marked with the green bar at 52.5C, the temperature was recorded for the stock level loaded conditions of the processor. The Prolimatech cooler falls just half a degree short on average behind the NiC C5, which is very similar in concept to what the Armageddon deliver in respect to room around the motherboard and memory compatibility. For those who want to know, the idle temperature was 26.25C with the fans near 500 RPM. With the PWM going during the testing, the fans were their fastest at 800RPM.
Switching to the overclocked profile for testing, the Prolimatech solution still does pretty good. While it seems to place right in the middle of our aftermarket coolers, something to consider is that now the Armageddon blue Series is 1.75C warmer than the very reasonable priced NiC C5. The one big factor that may sway a decision to Prolimatech is the noise levels of the cooler, as the Thermaltake cooler is much louder to get that advantage. At this point the front fan was spinning 1049RPM and the rear fan was running at 1120RPM (both still within spec). This cooler also performed the best when the chassis was set on its side, but only by a very slight margin of a degree between all tests.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Availability and Pricing]
- Page 3 [Packaging]
- Page 4 [Prolimatech Armageddon Blue Series CPU Cooler]
- Page 5 [Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 6 [Installation and Finished Product]
- Page 7 [Test System and Thermal Results]
- Page 8 [Noise Level Results]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
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