Spire TherMax Pro CPU Cooler ReviewSat, Dec 12, 2009 - 12:00 AM
Well, looks like it’s time to get loaded. Now don’t be silly, I don’t mean like that. I mean let’s load up all four cores of the processor and see what we get shall we?
Well, would you look at that? This cooler came out of nowhere and showed all of us that it has some muscle. Can you believe that there is an eleven degree Fahrenheit difference? Well, it’s true. I have to say it again, eleven degrees difference between the stock cooler and Spire TherMax Pro. WOW!
Here is a quick chart showing the temperature differences in Celsius and side by side for better comparison. As you can see the Spire Thermax Pro with its slower fan wasn’t able to keep the CPU as cool as the retail boxed cooler that comes with AMD Phenom processors at idle. Under full load though, the better heat sink design was apparent and the Spire Thermax Pro was much cooler than the reference design.