Today's tested cooler will work absolutely great with any processor from low to high-end (Core i3/Core i5/Core i7 quad-core and even six-core included up-to 130W) at default operating frequencies, of course there's room left for overclocking as well. We have built a new test system policy for cooling benchmarks.
Let's have a look at the results for the system in its default non overclocked state. Below, the IDLE temperatures, thus your processor is doing barely anything to nothing. Just sitting and waiting in your system.
None of the coolers obviously have any issue whatsoever in IDLE with the Core i7 3770K not overclocked. But you can already see a pattern though. The H90 immediately positions itself at the top ranks.
Core i7 3770K Baseline LOAD Temperatures
Now let's have a look at the processor's LOAD temperatures (in the non-overclocked state). We measure in a 21 Degrees C ambient room temperature. Ambient temperatures do effect the cooling performance, albeit a little bit.
Guru3D's rule of thumb on CPU load vs cooling temps:
Anything at roughly 50 Degrees C or lower we consider enthusiast class cooling.
Anything in-between 51 to 60 Degrees C we consider performance cooling
Anything in-between 61 to 70 Degrees C we consider mainstream cooling
Anything above 71 Degrees C we consider average cooling
The results are very respectable already. Now this is fun. Let's directly deal with sound levels shall we?
Corsair Gaming SCIMITAR PRO RGB game mouse review This one is for the players, the PRO MMO gamers out there. Corsair releases the new PRO model Gaming SCIMITAR RGB game mouse with an improved sensor, a 16,000dpi Optical Sensor! The looks remain the...
Corsair Force MP500 480GB M2 NVMe SSD review In this review we test the Corsair Force MP500 480GB M2 NVMe SSD. Corsair is in full attack modus to make your PC even faster with this affordable yet seriously fast M.2 units which use the nvm expres...
Corsair Crystal 570X PC Chassis Review We review the new Corsair Crystal 570X PC Chassis, a product series that is designed for ease of use and downright terrific looks as the side, top and fronts panel have been fitted with tempered glas...