Tag Archive: CPU

Matching CPU to Heatsink Cooler

Back when I was given an opportunity to review SilverStone’s new Argon series of coolers, the system I was using at the time for testing CPU coolers was based on an AM3+ processor. The AR03 was recommended out of the two for my platform, due to it’s larger physical size than a Socket 1155 CPU – for which the smaller AR01 would be more appropriate.

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AMD FX-9590 & FX-9370 CPU Review

AMD FX-9590 & FX-9370 CPU Review The FX-9370 acted in all respects like the FX 9590 when it came to overclocking and reached almost as high, albeit using a bit more voltage to get the job done. As a slower chip out of the gate, there was more overclocking headroom available to improve performance, where …

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Intel Core i7-4790K CPU Review

Intel Core i7-4790K CPU Review Last month Intel launched their Z97 chipset, essentially an evolution of Z87, which in many cases brought new features such as SATA Express and M.2 compatibility to the mainstream desktop market. There was of course no new CPU at that time with the existing socket 1150 processors working without issue …

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Intel Pentium 20th Anniversary Edition G3258 CPU Review

Intel Pentium 20th Anniversary Edition G3258 CPU Review Intel announced earlier this year the Haswell refresh lineup together with the release of their latest mainstream chipset, the Z97. This refresh release was overshadowed by the eagerly awaited high end K SKU Devils Canyon and the low end 20th Anniversary Pentium processor; especially the latter is …

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Beginners Guide: How To Install / Remove an Intel Socket LGA2011 CPU

Beginners Guide: How To Install / Remove an Intel Socket LGA2011 CPU Installing a socket LGA2011 Intel Core i5 or i7 processor into a fresh motherboard can be intimidating step, particularly if you’ve never worked inside a PC before. Well, PCSTATS has heard your calls for a quick Beginners Guide on this subject, so that’s …

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Intel Core i7 4960X Ivy Bridge-E CPU Review

Intel Core i7 4960X Ivy Bridge-E CPU Review Intel recently released three new Ivy Bridge E series CPU units. One of them is the Intel Core i7 4960X Ivy Bridge-E we will be looking at in this review. The Intel Core i7 4960X Ivy Bridge-E is running at 3.6GHz with a 4GHz Turbo clock. Let …

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Intel Ivy Bridge-E 4960X CPU Review

Intel Ivy Bridge-E 4960X CPU Review After upgrading the performance of the mainstream platform by the Haswell family, the Intel engineers also devoted time to perform an overhaul on their high end platform, LGA 2011. The Sandy Bridge-E was a worthy successor of the old and aged LGA1366. Intel waited close to two years for …

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Gelid GX-7 Rev. 2 CPU Cooler Review

Gelid GX-7 Rev. 2 CPU Cooler Review GLEID is well know for their cooling products. In this review we look at their new Gelid GX-7 Rev. 2 CPU Cooler. The CPU Cooler is equipped with seven power heat pipes, packed with thin aluminium fins and mounted with two fans by default… at Tweak Related Items: …

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Cooler Master V8 GTS CPU Cooler Review

Cooler Master V8 GTS CPU Cooler Review Cooler Master has a history of great products that deliver great results at a reasonable price. I’m sad to say that the V8 GTS just doesn’t follow in that tradition. While it is reasonably quiet at lower fan speeds, it just doesn’t deliver the performance I’d expect from …

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Raijintek Ereboss CPU Cooler Review

Raijintek Ereboss CPU Cooler Review Raijintek is a new manufacturer of high end CPU Coolers. They released the four Ereboss, Themis, Aidos and Themis Evo Coolers last month, and we are now ready with a review of the largest of the four. It is Raijintek Ereboss with six copper heat pipes and a large 140 …

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Noctua NH-U12S and NH-U14S CPU Cooler Review

Noctua NH-U12S and NH-U14S CPU Cooler Review Austrian Cooler giant Noctua released a while back two new additions to their popular CPU cooling line-up. Two single slim design tower coolers in two different versions: the NH-U12S utilizing a 120mm fan and it’s bigger brother the NH-U14S, sporting a bigger 140mm fan. Both coolers are designed …

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GELID Black Edition Dual Tower CPU Heatsink Review

GELID Black Edition Dual Tower CPU Heatsink Review The Black Edition CPU Cooler from Gelid Solutions shows a large step in Gelid’s involvement with the hardware side of the CPU cooling market. The Gelid Black Edition is a full-on 160mm tall, 990g dual tower cooler using two 120mm fans, with very impressive looks and design. …

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Raijintek Ereboss CPU Cooler Review

Raijintek Ereboss CPU Cooler Review Being new to the market makes Raijintek an interesting company to watch as their competitors, having been around for many years, are predictable while Raijintek still has the ability to surprise. Having targeted the entry to mid-level CPU-cooling market with their initial product launch, the Aidos, Themis, and Ereboss make up …

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Zalman CNPS14X CPU Cooler Review

Zalman CNPS14X CPU Cooler Review Zalman has long established itself as an innovator of often quiet CPU-cooling solutions. They have also branched out into many other markets over the years, including cases, power supplies, VGA coolers, notebook coolers, and more. That said, it is their CPU coolers that made them famous, cementing them in the minds …

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Cooler Master V8 GTS CPU Cooler Review

Cooler Master V8 GTS CPU Cooler Review The V8 GTS is latest in Cooler Master’s lineup of bold and beefy looking coolers, as well as the latest revision of their classic V8 CPU cooler featuring three heatsink towers, an additional cooling fan and eight heatpipes. Its Horizontal Vapor Chamber allows for better heat transfer throughout these …

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Akasa Nero LX CPU Cooler Review

Akasa Nero LX CPU Cooler Review The top-flow compact again the coast and lovers boxes to the limited height do not complain. Today at the farm, the little LX Akasa Nero, who is equipped with a 120mm fan. With a low price tag it already starts with a big advantage… at CowcotLand Related Items: Prolimatech MK-26 …

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Scythe Ashura CPU Cooler Review

Scythe Ashura CPU Cooler Review The Scythe Ashura Cooler arrived Technic3D. See you in the following Review the Ashura CPU-Cooler with one 140mm PWM-Fan and six 6mm Heatpipes compared with many other Cooler on a Intel Core i5 2500k CPU… at Technic3D Related Items: Intel Core i5-4670K CPU Review Cooler Master V1000 PSU Review Cooler Master …

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NZXT Respire T40 CPU Cooler Review

NZXT Respire T40 CPU Cooler Review Many of NZXT’s recent products have taken the market by storm. The Switch 810 has gained a following for being water-cooling friendly. Meanwhile, the Hale 90 series of power supplies have gained a following not only for their unique black and white color scheme, but also for their reliability and …

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be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 Tower Heat Pipe CPU Cooler Introduced

be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 Tower Heat Pipe CPU Cooler Introduced

be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 Tower Heat Pipe CPU Cooler Introduced By be quiet! be quiet!, market leader of power supplies in Germany for seven consecutive years*, today announces an extension to its successful CPU cooler series. With ”Shadow Rock 2“ the German company is adding a square tower heat pipe cooler to their portfolio, which …

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Noctua NH-U14S CPU Cooler Review

Noctua NH-U14S CPU Cooler Review Today, I take a look at another new cooler from Noctua, the NH-U14S. This single-tower design is a bit bigger than its smaller brother, the NH-U12S I reviewed previously. Offering more surface area to disperse heat along with the option to add a second fan, this cooler could very well be …

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DeepCool Gamer Storm Assassin CPU Cooler Review

DeepCool Gamer Storm Assassin CPU Cooler Review Today we get to take a look at one of Deepcool’s cooling solutions which hopefully will keep the reputation the company has built with daily users, gamers, and overclockers going strong. Introducing the Gamer Storm Assassin. The Assassin is a high CPU cooler that caters to the more hardcore …

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Deepcool Gamer Storm Assassin CPU Cooler Review

Deepcool Gamer Storm Assassin CPU Cooler Review Today, we will be taking a look at our second CPU cooler from Deepcool. That cooler would be the Deepcool Assassin from their new Gamer Storm product series that aims for enthusiasts. This particular cooler is one of the biggest offered by Deepcool. From the looks of it, it …

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Intel Core i5-4670K CPU Review

Intel Core i5-4670K CPU Review The Intel Core i5-4670K CPU arrived Technic3D. We will check the Haswell Processor from Intel against the i7-4770K, older Core i7, i5, AMD Bulldozer, Richland, Phenom II and many more on Windows 7. More see you in the following Review… at Technic3D Related Items: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor Review Intel …

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Prolimatech MK-26 CPU Cooler Review

Prolimatech MK-26 CPU Cooler Review After testing a MK-26 in its non-finalized version of last summer, it was the turn of the marketed move our hands release. This is a MK-26 slightly different that we could test at the farm, and after an excellent performance recorded with the unfinished model, as you say we look forward …

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Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Desktop Processor Review

After months of rumors and speculation, Intel’s 4th generation Core CPUs, code-named Haswell, are here. Haswell CPUs are a “tock”– that is, a new microarchitecture– in Intel’s “tick-tock” annual release cycle. Based on the same 22nm fabrication process and 3-D transistors introduced with last year’s Ivy Bridge CPUs, Haswell brings with it a new socket 1150, which means that you can’t just drop it in to replace an Ivy Bridge or Sandy Bridge CPU, since you’ll need a new motherboard. But what new features and performance does Intel’s Haswell processor bring with it? Let’s find out.

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