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AMD Wraith Stealth Socket AM4 4-Pin Connector CPU Cooler with Aluminum Heatsink & 3.93-Inch Fan (Slim)

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The next issue we ran into was fan speed. Typically, Intel box coolers are noisy buggers that spin very fast. Last time we tested one with the Core i7-8700 on a Z390 board it spun at between 3000 - 3500 RPM. On the Phantom Gaming-ITX the fan never spun faster than 2100 RPM which is an issue for the Intel cooler as it relies on fan speed to keep temperatures under control, or at least stops the CPU from melting through the PCB. We messed around for quite some time but couldn't get the fan to spin at full speed for more than a few seconds. The Wraith Max is bigger than the Wraith Spire and it's most likely a tweaked version of the original Wraith cooler. On the left, you have the installation process for the Wraith Max and on the right it's for the Wraith Spire. Let's have Don Woligroski himself tell us about AMD's Wraith. Here's an audio recording of him speaking, which we're happy to share:

The Wraith Spire had the highest idle and load temperatures but I was not expecting the Wraith Spire to compete with the CM 212 EVO. Unfortunately, the new mounting holes break compatibility with all previous generation coolers for AM2/AM2+/AM3 and AM3+. It would not be worth it for them to compete in the CPU cooling market with all the third party manufactures. SpecificationsWe don't expect these results to be a complete surprise for many of you, and if anything the Intel box cooler might have done better than expected, though note this was helped by the Ryzen 5 3600 dropping down in frequency a little. Shopping Shortcuts: The new Wraith Coolers with the exception of the Wraith Stealth feature color-configurable LED illumination so you can tweak the LED of your cooler to match your overall build color scheme.

Running Blender for an hour increases the Wraith Prism load temperature to 57 degrees. That's a 10 degree increase over what we saw when gaming. The fan speed also increased to 2000 RPM but even here the Prism was still basically silent. This time the Wraith Spire was 8 degrees hotter than the Prism as temps hit 65 degrees, though that's still very cool by all accounts and again the fan only spun at 2000 RPM.I just recently upgraded from a i5-4460 to a R5 3600 and wow..... What a huge difference. I am very very happy I made the switch to AMD. The Wraith Max is using a Cooler Master fan with a model number of FD09225M12LPD and it's rated at 0.5A.

with their manufacturing partners in the CPU cooling market. AMD is a company that focuses on selling processors, not accessories. You might find link below to how airflow works, how to optimize case airflow and how tomake a low-cost remote sensor thermometer to monitor airflow temp into coolers of interest.Installation, however, seems to be a bit of a mixed bag. Some users have found it relatively easy to install, appreciating the convenience it offers. Others, however, have encountered difficulties, specifically with screwing it in and applying the right amount of pressure. It's advisable to exercise caution during installation to avoid any potential mishaps. The aluminum box cooler that Intel's been bundling with all their non-K SKUs for years allowed the R5 3600 to hit 95 degrees which forced it down to 3975 MHz. For this review, AMD has sent us the Wraith Max RGB and Wraith Spire (No LED) which we will put the test to see the cooling and noise performance that they offer.

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