Cryorig R1 Ultimate CPU Cooler Review


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Cryorig R1 Ultimate: Performance Test 2

It’s time for our second and most important test. In this test we look to compare each cooler side by side by eliminating all the variables that may hamper our results. This means using our choice of fans and TIM throughout the entirety of this test. Buyers may benefit from buying custom fans and TIM by gaining performance, as well as by reducing the noise coming from the high RPM fans included with most cooling units. Our choice of TIM is Prolimatech PRO-PK3-5G which is an aluminum based solution that does not require any burn in time to reach peak performance.

Yate-Loon Fan Specifications

Our choice of fans include the Yate-Loon D12SM-12 120 mm and D14SM-12 140 mm fans. Yate-Loons are mostly known for their quiet operation, and very low price. They are also very common among power supply fans, and are frequently found in the market as there are many re branded versions available from different companies.Yate-Loon-120mm-Fan

Model #: D12SM-12 D14SM-12
Dimensions: 120 x 120 x 20 mm 140 x 140 x 20 mm
Air Flow Max.: 70.5 CFM 62.0 CFM
Noise Level Max.: 33 dBA 29 dBA
Fan Speed: 1650 RPM ± 10% 1400 RPM ± 10%
Rated Voltage: 12 V DC 12 V DC
Input current Max.: 0.30 Amps 0.70 Amps

Test 2 Results


The stock performance of the Cryorig R1 Ultimate is poor when compared with other coolers. It manages to beat the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo but even it’s close competitor, the Scythe Mugen Max manages to get a higher score. It still manages to beat the Silverstone TD03-E, a 120 mm AIO, as well as keeping close to the Scythe Mugen Max by a couple of degrees. As more coolers are released throughout 2015 we will continue to update this chart.


Our overclocked temperature measurements further close the gap between the Cryorig R1 Ultimate and other coolers mainly again because of it’s higher volume and it’s ability to retain heat. This test reveals the main selling point of the Cryorig R1 Ultimate are the included fans. Our 120 mm Yate-Loons are simply no comparison to the the included 140 mm fans, which happened to have a higher CFM rating. Although we did get a minimal temperature loss in test 2 when compared to our test 1, this can be equally credited to changing the TIM in our test.


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