A Big Typhoon VX matches its overclocked performance. the TRUE eats the VX for breakfast....
We have attempted to test the Freezone Elite against some other common coolers people use to show how it stacks up against the competition. Basically the Elite is a software controlled, more expensive version of the Freezone. There are no differences in design of the two outside of the software and the sort of money this unit is going for is very hard to justify for the performance gained. I don't see people buying this kit to use at stock speeds. People will undoubtedly want to overclock their CPU's We used a 45nm quad-core which doesn't put out the same levels of heat as the 65nm versions until overclocked. This is where things really fall apart. As shown in our testing even a basic water cooling kit can hold the temps to a lower level at load and the added noise from the Freezone Elite is frankly too loud to be used without headphones
. Not to mention that even a mid-range air cooler like the Big Typhoon VX can almost match the performance of the Elite at load when overclocked. At the end of the day it is hard to reccomend such an expensive unit with such a low level of performance. Let's wrap it up."Edited by Robilar - 6/10/08 at 8:40am