CPU Cooler Round Up – Intel Quad Core Tested

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Introduction

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.

Cooler Round UP

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.

Cooler Round UP

First, let’s have a quick overview of the stats of each cooler.

Cooler Dimensions (LxWxH) Weight Price
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.

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