Corsair A70 Performance CPU Cooler Review

The following system was used in testing:
Case: NZXT Phantom
Motherboard: XFX 680i LT SLI
CPU: Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz
Memory: 2x2GB OCZ SLI Ready DDR2 800 MHz
Power Supply: XFX XXX 650W Modular
Video Card: XFX GTS 250
CPU cooling:

Tests were conducted under idle and load states. The computer was left to sit after 30 minutes after being turned on to check the idle temperature. The load temperature was found by running the latest version of Prime95 which supports multi-core CPUs by default. Temperatures were obtained through SpeedFan.

CPU Cooler Idle (°C) Load (°C)
Corsair A70 30C 42C
Thermaltake Frio – 2 Fans – High 33C 44C
Corsair A50 33C 46C
Thermaltake Frio – 2 Fans – Low 34C 47C

As you can see, the A70 performed much better than the A50 did. The A70 reached an idle temperature of 30°C and a maximum load temperature of 42°C.

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