The 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.
Slightly edging out the Dark Rock Pro 3 we just had a look at: the R1 Ultimate offers us a stock loaded average of 51.75 degrees. Considering they are priced very closely, the choice is pretty easy to make when the gap from dual radiator AIOs is only a degree and a half out of reach at this point.
However, when we added the third fan, we dropped the .75 off the end of the score, and got an average of 51 degrees at that point. Also, for the idle conditions for these tests, we saw the R1 Ultimate deliver a 29 degree average.
As we applied more heat to the cooler in the overclocked testing, we see that the R1 Ultimate has increased its lead on the Dark Rock Pro 3; in fact, it passes the Tundra TD03, and really closes down on the GamerStorm Lucifer. With the average of 71.33 degrees as it comes shipped, it is only 3.75 degrees away from the best performing water cooler we have tested.
Once we added the third fan into the mix, the results dropped to an average temperature of 70.08 degrees, which is quite impressive, especially considering the noise levels are maintained to acceptable levels.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Availability and Pricing]
- Page 3 [Packaging]
- Page 4 [CRYORIG R1 Ultimate CPU Cooler]
- Page 5 [Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 6 [Installation and Finished Product]
- Page 7 [The Test System and Thermal Results]
- Page 8 [Noise Level Results]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
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