The development of computer-cooling technology has been a year and a day for the regular reporting on computer base, a central position it has taken a critical evaluation of the processor cooler, which we now almost three years on the basis of our Socket 1366 platform make tested. During this period, had to prove more than fifty cooler upper class on the overclocked Core i7 chip - only a few filmmakers could also pick up our coveted recommendation.
With today's report begins a new chapter in our test work, the old platform will be removed and replaced with a Sandy-Bridge configuration on base-1155 base, with the change we buried along with numerous smaller problems, two authoritative. The Intel now also no longer run high-end LGA1366 platform could experience because of the high hardware prices only a very limited basis, according difficult or impossible it was for our readers, the temperature reached and values of our performance tests to be transferred to their platform.
This should be given the great popularity of the LGA-1155 system is now much simpler moreover, we remove ourselves from the last position except our old base-test-1366 motherboard, the Intel DX58SO.Was offset by 90 ° with its base positioned and lateral placement. The following memory configuration fundamentally different from virtually all other motherboards on the market, with the new system, including a better generalization of our test results is the focus.
Of course, with the migration of our existing reference values lose their significance, to mitigate this unpleasant side effect, we will send some of the best coolers we have tested also the power to test our new test and thus generate new references.
We want to lay the foundation stone tower with a double specialty in which the strongest to date in the shape of the tower cooler Phanteks PH TC14PE , the Zero Infinity Free Flow + and the Noctua NH-D14 have to prove again. In extra, we supplement the test field by two newcomers, who had hitherto outside our machine base assessment: the brand freshly Silver Arrow Thermalright SB-E and the so soon somewhat longer Scythe Mine 2 as an inexpensive alternative.