Chad's CPU Cooler Test System Specifications
- Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth Z87 - Buy from Amazon
- CPU: Intel Core i7 4770K - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Memory: G.Skill F3-2666C11D-8GTXD - Buy from Amazon
- Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7950 IceQ - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Storage: Patriot Torch 120GB - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Case: IN WIN D-Frame - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Power Supply: SilverStone ST85F-G - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- OS: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional 64-bit - Buy from Amazon
- Software: RealTemp 3.70, AIDA64 Engineer 5.20.3400 and CPU-z 1.72.1 x64
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 more information.
57.5 degrees is an impressive feat for this low-profile design. It is almost ten degrees cooler than the C7 we just tested and fared well against the others in its league as well.
We thought that the Shadow Rock LP would have serious issues when it came to letting the overclock fly. Things are a bit warm at 82.75 degrees, and yes, we tried all orientations to be sure the heat pipes were working correctly. All things considered, we are impressed it was able to handle this, but the 130W TDP covers the capabilities of our 4770K.
Noise Level Results
Set to the same voltage as all other coolers in this chart, we found the Pure Wings 2 fan to be spinning at 1000 RPM on the nose. In these conditions, all we were able to hear from the fan was a mere 25 dB of noise.
Spooled up with 12 volts applied to the fan, we now found it spinning at 1490 RPM, almost dead on the rated specification. At this time, we were more than a little impressed with the fan only delivering 32 dB at this time.
Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 12:34 pm CDT
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