As I mentioned we installed the Corsair A500 in our Ryzen test system, which is comprised of the following hardware.
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
Cooling: Corsair A500
Motherboard: ASUS Prime X470-PRO
Graphics Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC Edition
Memory: HyperX Predator RGB DDR4-2933 16GB
Storage: Gigabyte UD Pro 512GB
Power: Corsair RM850x
We will be comparing the to the following CPU coolers tested on the same hardware.
– AMD Wraith Prism RGB
– AMD Wraith Spire
– Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition
– Cooler Master MasterAir MA410M
– Cooler Master MasterAir MA620P
– Cooler Master MasterAir MA620M
– Cryorig C7 Cu
– Cryorig H7 Plus
– Noctua NH-U12A
– Reeven Brontes
– Reeven Justice II
– Scythe Mugen 5 TUF Gaming Alliance
– Scythe Big Shuriken 3
– Scythe Ninja 5
For performance testing we will first test idle temperatures. These are taken on the Windows 10 desktop and hour after the system has been turned on.
Moving on to load testing we will be running the AIDA64 system stability test with the CPU only checked. This puts a full load on our CPU. We run this test for 1 hour and record the highest temperature throughout the test.
Looking at the results we can see that the A500 sits at the top-end of our test group.
We have just upgraded to a new dB meter which we place a few inches in front of our memory to get a reading for noise levels. Here are those results.
As you can see the A500 is the loudest of the coolers that we’ve tested.