The table below presents the results of our measurements. We repeated the same test on each cooler listed below, with the CPU at full load.
As we are comparing the temperature difference between the CPU and the air outside the computer (and not the actual CPU temperatures), there is no bias in taking measures under different room temperatures. Both heat transfer physics and our practical tests proved this.
|Cooler||Room Temp.||Noise||Speed||Core Temp.||Temp. Diff.|
|Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate||21 °C||46 dBA||1200 rpm||55 °C||34 °C|
|Corsair H100i GTX||22 °C||52 dBA||2050 rpm||58 °C||39 °C|
|Thermaltake Frio Extreme||19 °C||49 dBA||1450 rpm||56 °C||35 °C|
|SilverStone AR01||21 °C||46 dBA||1900 rpm||65 °C||44 °C|
|Corsair H45||21 °C||53 dBA||2000 rpm||59 °C||38 °C|
In the graph below, you can see how many degrees Celsius hotter the CPU core is than the air outside the case. The lower this difference, the better is the performance of the cooler.
In the graph below, you can see how many decibels of noise each cooler makes.