CRYORIG R1 Ultimate Overview
The R1 Ultimate is a great looking cooler, one of the better ones that we have seen. This is pretty impressive considering this is their first CPU cooler. The cooler is also very large, with official dimensions of L142.4 mm x W140 mm x H168.3 mm with both fans installed. You are definitely going to want to make sure that you have room inside your case for this cooler.
At the front of the cooler you have a 140 mm cooling fan that is CRYORIG’s own XF140 fan. This fan has a rated speed of 700 ~ 1300 RPM ±10 %, noise level of 19 ~ 23 dBA, airflow of 76 CFM, and air pressure of 1.44 mmH2O. Of course you have two of these fans on the cooler. The fans have black blades with a grey outer housing.
Taking a look at the cooler front the top we can see the two fans installed and the CRYORIG logo’s on the heatsinks. Also you can see the arrow signs on the fans, which indicate the way the airflow is going.
Looking at the cooler from the side you can see that we have a dual-tower design here. Each heatsink tower is separated into two sections, the loose air intake and the high density exhaust section. By the laws of fluid dynamics, the increase in fin count in the exhaust section squeezes airflow and increases exhaust air speed. The increase of airflow speed in allows heated air leave the tower faster. This is called the Jet Fin Acceleration System. Also from the side of the cooler we can see that the fans are held in place by fan clips. The fan have vibration dampening material on each corner to keep vibration noise down.
There are seven 6mm nickel-plated copper heatpipes that go up into each of the heatsink towers.
These heatpipes do not go up into the towers like typical heatpipes. By displacing the heatpipe alignment on the heatsink fins, it allows for better and more evenly spread heat conduction on the fins compared to traditional linear alignment. CRYORIG calls this their Heatsink Displacement Optimization. Also Patented DirectCompress Soldering, increases the actual contact surface between the heatpipe and heatsink fins. DirectCompress Soldering has up to 10% more contact surface compared to traditional soldering, and the more contact surface the faster the heat conduction.
Taking a look at the base of the cooler we can see a nice clean base. This should make for good, and even contact with your CPU.