AMD AM5 socket to be backwards compatible with AM4 coolers

It has been five years since the “Ryzen” brand was created. On this auspicious occasion, the gentlemen from AMD sat down at a table in front of the camera and it wasn’t all about retrospect. On the contrary, it also came out of the conversation that users will be able to install AM4 compatible coolers on future processors in the AM5 socket. No modifications to the mounting system will be required. It already contains everything needed. Read more “AMD AM5 socket to be backwards compatible with AM4 coolers” »

Asetek in trouble. A patent war looms in the AIO cooler market?

A small drama seems to be brewing in the computer cooling world, liquid type to be precise. It has seen a boom thanks to closed-loop AIOs which are easy to maintain and install. Their popularisation can be largly attributed to Asetek, but exactly this company now appears to be in trouble. Its sales have dropped and the company has allegedly escalated patent disputes with other AIO producers, which might impact the whole market. Read more “Asetek in trouble. A patent war looms in the AIO cooler market?” »

Borderline inaudible, Noctua officially on Asus RTX 3070 NE

The legitimate announcement of the Asus RTX 3070 graphics card, in which Noctua had a significant role, was hanging in the balance. This is evidenced by the premature leak of its photos last week. But we have all the details on this graphics card only now, after the press release was published. The GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua Edition promises sovereignly the quietest operation in its performance class. Read more “Borderline inaudible, Noctua officially on Asus RTX 3070 NE” »

Specs of the first Aorus fans look more than good

Gigabyte will sell the Aorus fans as standalone products. News of this surfaced earlier this summer, at the launch of the new AIO coolers , but now it’s all in black and white. And admittedly, this may not be a “fancier” hardware category (Aorus). The motors have three-phase torque, a lubricant with supposedly superior durability, and finally, the rotor design looks sensible. Read more “Specs of the first Aorus fans look more than good” »

Future AMD AM5 socket will likely support current coolers

It seems that CPU coolers compatible with AMD AM4 will also fit nicely on the upcoming AM5 socket. And that’s with no modifications or the need for new components. This is indicated by an information leak from the technical documentation with details about the future AMD socket. Its construction changes significantly and is therefore particularly remarkable that the same range of mounting holes for coolers and other hardware is maintained. Read more “Future AMD AM5 socket will likely support current coolers” »

Thicker fan, better properties? Phanteks has a 30 mm fan

Phanteks has released a 120-millimeter fan with an atypical thickness of 30 mm. Thanks to such a profile, the rotor with the same cross-section can have a larger blade area. And since the blade shape on the new Phanteks fan resembles that of the Noctua NF-A12x25 PWM, there was immediate speculation about “the new king” and so on. However, this may not be so clear for several reasons. Read more “Thicker fan, better properties? Phanteks has a 30 mm fan” »

SilentiumPC Navis Evo ARGB 360 – AIO cooler for everyone

In today’s review, I would like to show you another all-in-one liquid cooler. This time it is the highest AIO model from SilentiumPC – Navis Evo ARGB 360. In terms of price, AIO coolers from the Navis series are very attractive and offer an interesting price-performance ratio. So today, we’re going to check whether the manufacturer did not save costs in the wrong areas and whether this cooler can defend its place in a market full of competitors. Read more “SilentiumPC Navis Evo ARGB 360 – AIO cooler for everyone” »

Computex 21: Q&A with EK Water Blocks

Just a few days ago, we covered a plethora of exciting news and upcoming products from EKWB, a leading company in the water cooling industry. But we’ve also reached directly to EKWB for an „under the hood“ interview. In order to pierce the veil a bit, we sent a set of questions to EKWB. Just a few days ago, we finally received EKWB‘s answers to those questions and we’d like to share the whole interview with you today. Read more “Computex 21: Q&A with EK Water Blocks” »

Noctua NH-U12S redux – Affordable version of the popular cooler

Noctua NH-U12S redux was recently introduced as a more affordable alternative to the premium NH-U12S variants,especially the NH-U12S Chromax. The body of the cooler is slightly redesigned compared to the original version, and we can also find a NF-P12 redux fan here. Redux products are known for a budget-friendlier design, which is reflected in the lower price of this cooler. Let’s find out whether the savings were made in the wrong places. Read more “Noctua NH-U12S redux – Affordable version of the popular cooler” »

Noctua NH-P1 – First impression with some preliminary testing

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen the prototype, but the first passive cooler from Noctua with the designation NH-P1 was finally introduced this week. Its design is rather different from usual coolers as the main priority is maximization of heat dissipation to its surroundings. And to increase its efficiency, a new A12x25 LS-PWM fan with very quiet operation was also introduced as complementary accessory for semi-passive cooling. Read more “Noctua NH-P1 – First impression with some preliminary testing” »

SilentiumPC Fera 5 – The king is dead, long live the king!

Fera 3 from SilentiumPC is certainly one of the most popular coolers. Recently, however, a new version called Fera 5 was launched, which brings a number of new features. The cooler has been redesigned from the ground up, including the fan, and the assembly system has also undergone major changes. In addition, the whole thing has a 6-year warranty. Let’s see, how Fera 5 performs in the tests and whether it is a worthy successor to the previous version. Read more “SilentiumPC Fera 5 – The king is dead, long live the king!” »

MSI MPG Coreliquid K360 – Big cooler with big ambitions

The MPG Coreliquid K360 is the imaginary flagship among MSI’s coolers. Its interesting features include, for example, a fully customizable LCD display or a hidden fan for cooling the surroundings of the processor socket. Nowadays, of course, ARGB fan backlighting cannot be missing. But can this cooler also defend its high price? Today’s review will give you answers to not only this question. Read more “MSI MPG Coreliquid K360 – Big cooler with big ambitions” »

Noctua NH-D15S chromax.black – Premium cooler in a new coat

Noctua NH-D15S has been at the forefront of coolers for many years. However, the typically beige color of Noctua fans is usually not very popular. But a new version of this cooler with the chromax.black attribute has recently been released. This version has a black finish from the fan to the last screw. In addition, it should not affect the efficiency of the heatsink, but all that remains is to verify it on a hot processor. Read more “Noctua NH-D15S chromax.black – Premium cooler in a new coat” »

LGA 1700 socket won’t be compatible with current coolers

Lately, we’ve informed you that Noctua was preparing changes for the SecuFirm mounting system for next-generation Intel processors (Alder Lake-S). Based on the first clues, we were still guessing what it might be about. Now it’s much clearer, because there are real photos of the accessories of one of the existing liquid coolers, which already has support for the Intel LGA 1700 included in the specifications. Read more “LGA 1700 socket won’t be compatible with current coolers” »

SilentiumPC Fera 3 Evo ARGB – Third time’s a charm?

Today’s article concludes a review trilogy of SilentiumPC’s Fera coolers. After the good old Fera 3, we tested the colorful and quieter version – the Fera 3 RGB. And now it’s time for the Fera 3 Evo ARGB. This cooler is just a minor upgrade of the previous model and differs only in the fan used. However, this change can change the cooling efficiency and noise, which we will look at in today’s review. Read more “SilentiumPC Fera 3 Evo ARGB – Third time’s a charm?” »

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