AMD Wraith Review – CPU Cooler with ambition




AMD introduced during techbeurs CES in January, its newest CPU cooler. In both the current and future generation processors, these Wraith should be an attractive alternative to D3 cooler that AMD hitherto flour verde. For the average tweaker which was cooler, with a cooling capacity of 125W, not sufficient for the FX processor. If only because of the noise the D3 fell off.

AMD Wraith cooler
AMD Wraith cooler
AMD Wraith cooler

The Wraith must primarily reduce the noise and therefore better cooling with less noise. Although the total cooling capacity, or the dissipated heat, remained the same with 125W, the Wraith must perform better with a larger surface of the cooling fins and a fan that moves air more. AMD talks of 24 percent more cooling surface and even 34 percent more airflow. That of course includes a larger fan at; where the D3 had to do with 70mm, the Wraith has a 92mm fan, which makes a lot less speed.

The cooler is composed of an aluminum heat sink with a copper contact surface, and four heat pipes. A fan with a diameter of 92mm is embedded in a great shroud to properly direct the air flow. The AMD logo, the housing is equipped with LED lighting. The cooler must above all be an appropriate model, so does not need to be invested directly in a third-party alternative for system builders.

AMD Wraith cooler
AMD Wraith cooler
AMD Wraith cooler

We tested the Wraith cooler with an FX-8370, a 32nm processor with “eight” cores and a clock speed of 4 to 4,3GHz. To see if the Wraith is not only an alternative for the old D3 stock cooler, but also an acceptable cooler end, we compared the performance of some ‘aftermarket’ coolers that are reasonably affordable. Thus we have Cooler Master HyperX 412S, Gelids Tranquillo, and Scythes Mugen Ninja 4 and compared.


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