From Arctic Cooling:
“Freezer 13 carries on the legacy of the renowned Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 to continue providing efficient and low noise CPU cooling solution for enthusiasts. Featuring four U-shaped high performance heatpipes and 45 efficiently formed aluminum fins; the Freezer 13 is able to dissipate massive heat that is produced in high-end CPUs, such as Intel Core i7.”
The Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 is a compact CPU cooler which packs a powerful punch. It has a uniquely shaped heatsink with pre-installed 92mm fan. The heatsink itself is composed out of 45, 0.5mm thick aluminum fins, which give the heatsink some weight and a hefty feel. The 92mm PWM fan is pre-installed to a plastic mounting bracket with plastic mounting clips for an ease of installation and removal.
Four 6mm copper heatpipes form a U-shaped design inside the heatsink. The heatsink itself has a unique design, which seems to start small at the fan and spread out towards the other side. Small etches in the top fin seem to show the direction of airflow for the fan over the heatsink.
The U-shaped heatpipes alternate back and forth in a straight line to cover more surface area on the heatsink. The difference in spacing really isn’t that much different, but it is noticeable.
The copper base houses the four 6mm heatpipes along with the pre-installed MX-4 thermal compound. Unfortunately the setup of the thermal compound wasn’t great because whenever we removed the packaging from the base, some of the compound went with it. Perhaps it would be better to include a stick of MX-4 rather than pre-applied.