Today we will test a CPU cooler designed to bring a massive heat dissipation capacity of 300W. ARCTIC’s Freezer series is undoubtedly a reference mark in the world of CPU coolers.
Arctic’s Freezer 13 Pro is the younger brother of the original Freezer 13 and the Freezer 7 before it. As far as I can tell, the Freezer 13 Pro is bigger and utilizes a few promising technologies which should bring superior performance together with a whisper-quiet operation.
Let’s find out if these promising features would give us what is guaranteed on the paper.
About Arctic Cooling:
Check out their website: http://www.arctic.ac/en/
ARCTIC COOLING is a privately owned company founded in 2001 with headquarters in Switzerland, offices in Hong Kong and the USA and production facilities in Asia.
In 2010 the company changed brand name and logo and ARCTIC COOLING became the ARCTIC brand.
As an internationally active company, ARCTIC’s expertise ranges from noise suppression for PCs, audio, peripheral equipment and power supplies, right through to entertainment products. ARCTIC is the umbrella brand for the COOLING, SOUND, EQUIPMENT, POWER and HOBBY product ranges.
-A massive 300 Watts of cooling performance,
-An ultra -quiet 120 mm PWM-controlled fan with four U-shaped 8mm copper heatpipes,
-Additional 50 mm PWM-controlled fan at the base of the CPU cooler,
-Innovative Cross-Blow technology – Cooling VRs and Northbridge Components,
-Quick Installation – unique push pins mounting system.
Dimensions & Weight
- Packaging 130L x 92W x 165H mm
- Fan(s) 120mm & 50mm x 2 fans
- 1.05 kg
Thickness of Heatpipes 0.5 mm
Noise Level (Sone) 0.4
Rated Fan Speed
120mm : 300 – 1350 RPM
50mm : 700 – 2700 RPM
Airflow 49.7 CFM / 96.8 m3/h
Bearing Fluid Dynamic Bearing
AMD: AM3, AM2+, 939, 754,
Intel: 1366, 1156, 775
The device is packaged into simple plastic blister pack which has a nice and unique feature – the fastenings. It is easy to re-pack the cooler when needed. A promising start of the review and the first plus so early, obviously more to come.
The package includes the Freezer 13 Pro heat-sink, retention module, pushpins, AMD hooks, user installation manual. There are also a pre-installed 120 mm and 50 mm fans and a pre-applied ARCTIC MX-4 thermal compound.