Akasa Revo Thermaldynamic CPU Cooler
Published: 12th October 2007 | Source: Akasa | Price: RRP £39.99 ex VAT |
The test results were as follows. Note that these are all performed under identical circumstances on the exact same test setup.
Noise, however, is somewhere where the Akasa Revo does very well. With that fan only producing 17-26dBa, you can barely hear it. I literally had to put my hand on the fan to check it was spinning at idle and at load all you can hear is the swish of air getting forced through the radiator. There is no doubting that Akasa have done very well in this area, short of it being passive (which I would say is possible with a lower TDP processor).
Quiet is certainly a place that Akasa are aiming the cooler at. We have been advised that testing @ 3.3GHz and 1.45v was not appropriate for what the cooler was designed for. Akasa are aiming this cooler at the low power market, with silence in mind.
I find this fair enough, but the results at stock speak for themselves.