CPU Air Cooler Mega Test
Published: 10th August 2016 | Source: Various | Price: do not click here |
|CPU||Intel: 775,1150, 1151, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011/v3. AMD: FM1, FM2/+, AM2/+, AM3/+|
|Heat pipes||3x6mm Copper pipes|
|Fins||45 0.4mm thick|
|Materials||Aluminium fins, Copper base|
|Fan Speed||[email protected]|
|Air Pressure||Not given mmH2O|
The i11From Arctic comes in a small white box that has some of the clearest and detailed descriptions and images of the cooler within we think we've seen in this whole Mega test. It's worth noting though that the i11 is for use with Intel CPUs only. If you're running an AMD rig then you'll need the A11, or for 2011 then you'll need the i11CO
As it's based on a 2000rpm 92mm fan the i11 is no behemoth. It does in fact stand only 130mm tall which technically makes it quite a low profile cooler. the heat pipes seem reasonably well spread within the fin stack, but with a slight bias to the outer edges.
Being so small it has only 3x6mm heat pipes, however, Arctic claim these are positioned so as to be directly over the processor core beneath the IHS of the CPU.
Fitting the i11 is a bit of a fiddle, but only because it's anther of those where you have to screw directly from the front into the back plate. Once that's done though the rest of the cooler goes on just fine. For a 92mm fan based cooler the i11 does not bad, coming 3rd in its class and beating the Cryorig M9.