Test: how can a pressure of a cooler affect its cooling performance

One of the things that make testing of CPU coolers interesting is that you can never know how will a particular cooler perform. There are too many variables that affect the results. Such as the pressure on the processor, for example. We‘ve tried to find out what a weaker assembly system can cause, but also whether it pays off to cross the safe threshold. Read more “Test: how can a pressure of a cooler affect its cooling performance” »

Fans conquer the land of users

Active cooling – commonly known as fans – is the eternal enemy of silence, but still a necessity if your computer is to perform properly. It looks like now fans and literally cooling moved from hardware to a furniture area. Companies producing various game accessories have already started to sell gaming chairs (formerly called office chairs) and one of them now even has its “active cooling”. Read more “Fans conquer the land of users” »

With X299, temperatures and cooling will be really important

In recent years, TDP of processors has been declining, 65 W chips have become mainstream, and the things we write about have become a little less important. But this week’s reveal of extreme Intel processors indicates that the competition is now pushing the manufacturers back to straining the hardware to the edge and making things probably more hot than cold. Read more “With X299, temperatures and cooling will be really important” »