Kaby Lake 7700K 5GHz AIO Cooler Mega Test
Published: 3rd January 2017 | Source: Various | Price: |
Price Vs Performance
We brought these graphs together initially to help us see which coolers represented the best value. Having done so we thought it might just help you guys in making your purchasing decisions. What you're essentially looking at below are graphs that illustrates both the cost of the cooler and how it performs relative to the others in the test. The red bars represent the performance figure and the grey bars represent the cost of the cooler. What you're looking for then is a cooler with a small red bar (low temps) and a grey bar that is also as small as possible (lower price).
7700K 4.8GHz @ 1.25v
In the graph immediately below we've kept the overclock down to 4.8GHz in order to show you the full range of coolers. From the off it's easy to see that on the whole you get what you pay for, with the more expensive coolers garnering better performance results, but there are a few stand outs here.
7700K 5GHz @ 1.3v
When we up the volts and the overclock to 5.0GHZ, the herd is thinned out substantially. The rule here is the same though, a low red bar, and a low grey bar. We can't help thinking that there's one cooler in particular that's standing out to us.