We saw that the installation was indeed very easy. How about its performance? Don't forget that this cooler costs €28! Our fan was installed on the following test system:
- Asus P5N32-E SLI + Intel C2D E6600
- OCZ GameXStream GXS600 SLI-Ready
- 2x1GB OCZ DDR2-6400 SLI Ready
- WD 800JB 7200RPM
We had already measured temperature levels with the stock Intel cooler, and now we were ready to do the sam with the AC Freezer 7 Pro. For the tests, we ran 3D Mark 06, which stress tests the CPU/GPU and produces maximum heat. Note, that both coolers were running in automatic rotation mode, controlled by the Asus motherboard.
The results are rather impressive. The AC Freezer 7 Pro, provided a significant drop in temperature, with an average of 43° C (vs 50° C for the Intel stock cooler). The most impressive difference comes at full load with 10° C.