We took the test Cooling God-Alpine 11 של ARCTIC To see if Intel's original cooling is needed
The processor cooling market is not just built WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEMS
Or metal monsters weighing pounds. A significant part of the market is based on sub-hundred shekels of cash, which is a substitute for the stok (default) cooling it offers Intel
Today processors are purchased in two versions, one machine Tray
And it is the processors that come to the consumer without any excuses (the nickname comes from the way they arrived at the store, arranged in trays), and the second is Box
Which comes in the official packaging of Intel
And includes proper cooling from the company. In addition, many computer shops are selling the curiosities of Intel
Separately to purchasers Processors
Many people shy away from using the same box coolers, claiming their performance is not good and they are noisy. Companies like ARCTIC
(former Arctic Cooling
Offer ultra-cheap solutions designed to replace the original cooling system Intel
In this review I will examine the popular substitute in Israel - theAlpine 11 של ARCTIC. Is there any justice in replacing Intel's original cooling? What do we lose in the transition to such cooling? Answers below.
Cooling theARCTIC Alpine 11 GT
Cooling theAlpine 11 GT
Comes in a small cardboard package with a user manual. It is designed for a maximum heat output of 75 watts - that is Processors
Celeron, Pentium, andCore
i3. Although it is also expected to work properly even with processors Core
i5 and processors Core
i7 as I will demonstrate in the review.
The cooling structure is one aluminum casting with a straight surface and fans.
The fans are fairly thin and come directly from the cooling base, which comes into contact with the processor.
Cooling is done using four pressure knobs.
The comparison against the default cooling of Intel
(Right from the cooling in the controller, to the left of Intel's cooling):
The main difference between them is the size of the heat sink and its materials. While the heat sink Alpine 11 GT
Made entirely of aluminum and its overall height (after installation) is 6.4 inches, the heat sink of the Intel
Contains a copper core that comes in contact with the processor, and is only 10 inches high.
So that the height advantage at least is in the cooling of Intel
Please note that refrigeration of Intel
There are two versions. One will get you a processor Pentium
And one will get you processors Core i5
For processors in residency LGA1155
. The version that comes with the simplest processors is entirely aluminum and is designed for lower heat emission.
Another difference between theAlpine 11 GT
And the cooling of Intel
Is the price. While you're cooling off Intel
To my employees i5
You will find a price ranging from 40 to 55 NIS, about Cooling
God-Alpine 11 GT
You pay between 60 and 70.