We tested the Frio Advanced using the following system components:
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 Motherboard
I7 920 D0 Stepping CPU
Corsair Dominator 3X2gb Memory
OCZ ModX Stream 600 Watt PSU
In a controlled environment at 72° F (22° C), each reference CPU cooler was run for 20 minutes at idle and 20 minutes at full load, at which time the temperatures were recorded. The recorded temperature is average reading of all cores. I used LinX stress testing software using the AVX version. I always use IC Diamond thermal compound for all CPU cooler testing.
We are not going to mess around with stock speed results because, let’s face it, if you are reading this you are probably an overclocker just like us! With that in mind we applied a solid 1Ghz overclock to the i7 920 using 1.210v to the processor.
Here are the 3.6Ghz Idle and load results:
The Thermaltake Advanced managed to squeak out better results than the other coolers in the chart, except for it’s big brother the Frio Extreme. In all reality there was not a whole lot of difference between the Frio, FrioOCK, and the Frio advanced. I don’t really see this as a negative as much as I see it as Thermaltake doing a nice job across the Frio line as a whole.