CPU Cooler Round Up – Intel Quad Core TestedMon, Mar 24, 2008 - 12:00 AM
Today we bring you a round up of a few of the recently reviewed coolers. From inexpensive to high end, light to heavy, short to tall, all are compared to Intel’s stock cooler. In the process of updating the LR test bench we had to re-benchmark all the coolers, so why not do a round up with the collected data? So, today we will show you how the LR stable of coolers stack up to one another.
After-market coolers (left to right) that we will be looking at today are the Noctua NH-U12P, Zalman CNPS9700 LED, ZEROtherm NV-120 Nirvana, and Spire Verticool III, and at the bottom the stock Intel cooler.
First, let’s have a quick overview of the stats of each cooler.
|Spire Verticool III||93 x 93 x 126mm||858g||Price|
|Zalman CNPS9700 LED||90 x 124 x 142mm||764g||Price|
|ZEROtherm NV-120||95 x 128 x 150mm||638g||Price|
|Noctua NH-U12P||95 x 126 x 158mm||770g||Price|
Now, let’s take a look at each cooler, one at a time, side by side with the stock Intel heatsink.