Artic Sets New Standards for CPU Coolers


Artic Sets New Standards for CPU Coolers

Artic proudly presents the new flagship in the Freezer 13 series - Freezer 13 PRO.

The new CPU cooler incorporates an innovative Cross-Blow technology to provide unmatched cooling performance for professional systems. The Cross-Blow technology cools the Northbridge and voltage regulators on the main board specifically. Equipped with an additional 50 mm PWM-controlled fan at the base of the CPU cooler, this extra downward blowing fan would help generating airflow to other chipset parts, thus dramatically lowering the temperature of the surrounding components near the CPU.

Superior in its ground-breaking engineering design, the Freezer 13 PRO overpowers its competitors by generating up to 300W of cooling capacity. Featuring an ultra-quiet 120 mm PWM-controlled fan with four U-shaped 8mm copper heatpipes, the Freezer 13 PRO is all set for inaudible and massive heat dissipation. The mega-sized CPU cooling fan guarantees adequate airflow through the aluminum fins in the heatsink. Such meticulously engineered mechanism effectively and efficiently transfers the emitted heat away from the core of the CPU.

The entire installation process of the Freezer 13 PRO is very simple. The unique mounting system via push pins offers excellent stability. With a fiber reinforced retention module, the plastic frame is strong enough to sustain the heavy weight of the CPU cooler. The pre-applied ARCTIC MX-4 thermal compound guarantees high thermal conductivity while making the installation a quick and clean process as well.

Aiming to cope with constant changes in PCs and massive heat output, this new CPU cooler is targeted at PC enthusiasts modding on current high-end PC platforms, including a wide range of Intel and AMD CPUs. It is also compatible with the newest Intel Sandy Bridge LGA 1155 processors.

The Freezer 13 PRO comes with a 6 year limited warranty, with a MSRP set at $54.90 USD and €39.90 EUR, excl. VAT. It is definitely a step up from any other ordinary CPU coolers in the market. ARCTIC, again, brings affordable and innovative cooling solution to computer enthusiasts and overclockers.

Game Zoom has taken the exclusive opportunity to test ARCTIC’s newest Freezer 13 PRO before its official launch. Test results reveal that the Freezer 13 PRO is an all-rounded CPU cooler with an excellent price/performance ratio. Cooling an Intel Core i7 970 (6 x 3.0 GHz @ 4.0 GHz), this cooler performed inaudibly and adequately without any doubt. The Freezer 13 PRO deserves a High-End Award and is a true price/performance winner.

Technical Specifications
Dimensions 134 x 96 x 159mm (L x W x H)
Compatibility Intel Socket 1366, 1156, 775
AMD Socket AM3, AM2+, AM2, 939, 754
Heatsink Material Aluminum fins x 47, thickness 0.5 mm
Heatpipe U-shaped 8mm x 4
Fan 120 mm: 300-1350 RPM, PWM
50 mm: 700-2700 RPM, PWM
Airflow 49.7 CFM / 96.8 m3h
Maximum Cooling Capacity 300 Watts
Bearing Fluid Dynamic Bearing
Weight 902g

 

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