By now you should have memorized Josh's look at AMD's new processors and FM2+ motherboards, unfortunately the one thing we were missing was time to test the unit (which totally did arrive, sorry!). TechGage on the other hand did receive an FX 8370 Wraith and had a chance to do some quick tests with this new 95W cooler. There was a slight hitch, the motherboard they used ran the fan at the full 3,000RPM so more audio tests do need to be run however the thermals show great potential as the FX 8370 never surpassed 57C. This indicates with a properly controlled fan header you should be able to reduce the speed and noise generated without seeing troublesome CPU temperatures.
"It’s not often that we’re treated to a CPU cooler update from AMD, so it was with great interest that we checked out its Wraith in action at last month’s CES. We’ve now been able to poke and prod the cooler over the past week in our lab, and cover everything important about it here. For good measure, we also tackle platform updates."
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- Thermaltake Riing 14 LED RGB fan @ HardwareOverclock
- Cooler Master Sentinel III @ techPowerUp
- Fractal Design Core 500 Mini-ITX Chassis @ eTeknix
- Thermaltake Suppressor F31 Midi Tower Review @ NikKTech
- Raidmax Monster II Mid-Tower Case Review @ Neoseeker