Testing future cooling solutions for CPUs
We’ve tested dozens of AIO coolers, measuring CPU temperatures and fan noise under load, to find the best closed-loop options to keep your PC cool and quiet.
These are the best air and liquid/AIO CPU coolers for all consumer systems, from small form-factor builds to overclocked big rigs.
C-nex Zone has issued a recall on three Liqmax III ARGB AIO liquid coolers. The issues related to poor CPU cooling efficiency thanks to impurities found inside the coolant.
Overclocker der8auer designed this solution to the bending or warping issue that affects Alder Lake CPUs. The frame can give an approx five degrees lower temperature benefit.
Several other products in the roadmap have been delayed a quarter. On a positive note, Noctua has added some fan grills to the roadmap for the current quarter.
The new SilverStone TP06 is a simple and practical solution, opening up a multitude of PCIe 4.0 x4 NVMe M.2 SSD choices to PlayStation 5 users.
Austrian cooling specialist says that to get a tower cooler under 145mm previously would have meant using 92mm fans. This one uses a state-of-the-art NF-A12x25r PWM 120mm fan.
Thermalright has debuted a pair of blast-from-the-past, over-engineered M.2 heatsinks that promise to lower your SSD's operating temperatures.
An enterprising retro developer and tinkerer tested various lengths of paper cowls so you don't have to. We think different materials might work better though.
Could the next Asus x Noctua graphics card be an AMD Radeon? We also ponder the likelihood it might be a next-gen RTX 40 or RX 7000 series GPU.
Enthusiasts might fancy upgrading their stock integrated heatspreader (IHS) with this one. However, no one will get to see this 'golden CPU' under the cooler, and it costs $32.99.