According to our tests, the new Athlon 64 processors is clear: the Athlon 64 is very fast in games, and thus in favor of the player at the moment before the Intel processors. However, despite the processors are Cool & Quiet and lower power consumption compared to the Pentium 4 still only quiet, though a good heatsink is used.
In addition, the new Athlon 64 FX-55, a heat monster and consumed 105 watts with a generous power budget, for him and for overclockers, it is necessary to select a high performance cooler. Found in our today's test we present a total of 16 models of different manufacturers and examine which manufacturer, with its cooler design the best compromise between cooling capacity and volume.
As you can see very nice, a lot cooler in this roundup are: From the stock cooler is up to the elaborate heatpipe cooler all there. Many manufacturers want to emphasize with special gifts, special design for packaging, especially colorful, others turn send their other models in ordinary cardboard boxes, here you can see the strategy of each individual manufacturer.
In this test, let's examine what coolers are best, but it's not just about cooling performance, but also the background noise as well as a beautiful look. First and foremost, but should reach the heatsink thing: a proper cooling of the Athlon 64 with the least possible expense and the least possible noise.