Features and technical specifications
|Arctic Freezer 7 X
|110.5 mm x 132.5 mm x 74.3 mm
|A cold plate
|Cannot, directly contact the heating equipment
|They do not like
|1 x Arctic Series P
|The size of the fans
|92 mm inserted
|The flow of air
|Intel LGA 1200/1150/1151/1155/1156/775
AMD AM4 / AM3 / FM2 / FM1
|2 X 6 mm all copper
|ICUE / AURA Compliance
This Arctic Freezer 7 X comes as an experienced Freeter 7 Pro replacement, and as a good substitute leaving the game from the band, it comes loaded with new features and the support of the new Intel LGA 1200 socket, that is, it will be compatible with new Comet Lake-S processes.
In addition, it is compatible with all 115X bases, has AM4, AM3 +, FM2 + and FM1 from AMD, so it works in many ways.
Its weight is only 425 grams, analyzed by a computer size with a total height of only 132.5 mm. It attains the crown with 5 blades of 92 mm size that rises to 2,000 RPM and will be controlled by PWM.
This fan has high quality FDB systems that guarantee its long range and low noise.
As for its thermal plumbing system, it contains 2 of the 6 mm that comes in direct contact with the IHS, so it does not have such a cold plate. The good is undoubtedly its price, as it is currently offered at 16.99 euros, a heatsink type gift.
We will test it and analyze it thoroughly. OK Come on
Unboxing and other instruments
As we mentioned, the Arctic is looking to win on a lower list of heatsinks so everything around this Freezer 7 X is designed to increase the rate / price ratio.
Not surprisingly, the installation of this heatsink is so small, clear and simple, showing that the protagonist is in full cover and highlights his 6 year warranty, it really surprises this last point.
Compressed cardboard is not the best quality on the market, but it is not for practical reasons. But anyway, it allows us to see the standard print shop in the background, where the sheer power of this heatsink is outstanding.
In addition, it offers small comparisons against the AMD Wraith Spire and Freezer 12 under the Ryzen 5 3600X at 4 GHz, where it is clear that our protagonist wins by 6 degrees in the AMD option by 3 and higher version of this model.
The side allows us to see some of the best Arctic Freezer 7 X's, without much.
When he opens his box he will find a heatsink and another brown box where the accessories are inside. Due to the simplicity of this heatsink we will only have four accessories: a welcome letter, a QR code for installation instructions, a storage socket and plastic pants.
The heatsink comes with only plastic protection in its contact area with the processor IHS, something we'll see later in detail, without emphasizing more than we can see.
The anchor somehow copies that Intel serial heatsinks, except that this Arctic anchor is better designed. The transparent plastic part can be removed to be replaced or repaired if it breaks, something that is very common if we are regular users and we always remove the heatsink.
As you can see, including compatibility with the 775 base, which is really amazing in the times.
The lower part of the anchor produces a regular tab that will be responsible for compressing the base plate piece. In this case it has a much more advanced form than that made by Intel itself, and to save the distances, it will have to go through the bets we will see next.
These blocks are made of plastic, but they are flexible, not as rigid as they are, but not as rigid as the rest, allowing for a little game that will hinder the excessive effort of the virtual piece as it passes through it.
As you can see, we are facing a high-speed heatsink to be a tower system (132.5 mm), where its cover is prominent with a 92 mm insert installed.
This fan contains 5 blades and belongs to the P series of the product, which means high tuli pressure, high RPM range, low power consumption (from 0.25A to 0.07A in the new version), where produces there A slight vibration and receives PWM.
In addition, it features a fully adjustable motor with a Teflon plate and two softening layers, making it more efficient and extending the life of the follower.
The back part shows that the R&D of this version is much higher than that of the Freezer 7 Pro, the heatsink that comes with it. The size of the heatsink body is calculated entirely to maximize the contact area of the fan.
At the same time, the heat pipes are positioned in two high-pressure fan said positions, eliminating the center of the car as small as possible.
Its profile has also been upgraded, as it is now 74.3 mm wide and as you can see, the cover releases air about half the same heatsink.
This should allow for more performance and for better dissipation of heat pipes.
The upper part shows that these heat pipes will be hidden, thus enhancing the beauty of the heatsink, something the Arctic enjoys at a bargain price, much to the surprise of this time with such simple details.
If these details are not enough, the Arctic also includes a used MX-2 coating series, which simplifies the work of the average user, who want to perform low-level installation steps, with minimal effort and high performance.
The base is not very cool, but it must be said that the launch of the base with heat pipes is very effective, even at a rate of about twice the price of heatsinks, which is a detail that has surprised us.
As you can see, the dimensions of the cold plate for direct contact using these two heat pipes are not very large, but rather compact. This is part of the design as the bulk of current programs exceed these figures in their IHS.
Ryzen is finding another perfect spot, of course, but IHS will not be left untouched.
An internal review
The first thing we will discuss in this section is the cover that covers the 92 mm fan itself. And is that the program that uses the Arctic Freezer 7 X is as simple as you can see.
The said cover can be removed on both sides, where it has tabs that hold it to the heatsink. We are surprised at how well it sticks together, because it gives us the idea of using more power at installation than when the system is removed and notified.
One of the great things about this type of anchor is simple as it works so easily that it does not pass through the vibrator known to the builder.
Later, as expected there would be no such removal from the cover, so it cannot be repeated. We can hardly expect anything else to be offered with a high quality heatsink at an affordable price, and is worth less than many fans of the 12 cm high so it's a difficult milestone.
The heatsink itself meets the industry standard for tower-built models, where two heat pipes penetrate the entire body.
It receives 44 fins in total and weighs 0.4 mm each, so the size is more than optimal, without being too tight and at the same time lacking in heat exhaust pipes.
The wings have a standard design, which improves the flow and noise by breaking through the annoying waves in the human ear. Finishing and combinations of heat pipes with these are excellent, nothing about heatsinks of the same price range, Finishing is much higher than what has been seen so far in the low range.
After this Arctic Freezer 7 X produces uneven shapes, and different lengths on their deputies, something looks set to chase the hot air properly.
This can be seen in the area of heat pipes, where the fogs have a greater depth, while the central area without their length is shorter.
When we look at the anchor of the retained part, we see that it is also simple, where there are only two things that can be fixed: the anchor itself and the screw that fixes it.
The slice that allows for the finely tuned drain is both mounted on the body of the cold plate with two simple screws. As we can see, the simplicity of the design is great as it works well, everything is designed for the smallest elements and the highest ease of assembly.
Perhaps the most complicated area of the heatsink is exactly the foundations of the front burner that you have to deal with. That is, he should make the first opportunity as he has left the cold plate to face another lead and a few inches away from his partner in the fall of the heatsink.
As the Arctic specifies, both pipes are 6 mm, something that can be seen to meet a millimeter.
As for the official measures of the heatsink body and height without the cover we get 10 cm long, 5.2 cm wide and 12.6 centimeters high from his cold plate to hundreds of heat pipes.
The approximate size of the other will help us to understand the performance we can expect from this wide heatsink input.
The assembly is quite simple, we will only place a piece of hanging in the area of our choice and will fit four transparent plastics from their corresponding holes for the base plate.
This will come in without much trouble as they do not yet have holes that increase their size and adjust them accordingly.
The piece is not as deep inside as it makes sense, so we'll have to do some pressure to tighten it just before installing the bolt.
In some of the presentations we will have to keep the rest of the section intact so that the other pins do not move. Ideally, they have crossed to avoid this effect.
The bolts come in without a problem and keep the part tightly secured, so that we can place the heatsink without fear.
When we put all the bearings in their place we get a little problem. And that is because of our ASUS Armor Maximus X formula heatsink could not be installed as the fitting piece on the retainer flange could not pass between Armor itself and the flange.
At the top we didn't find the same problem, but we must say that the range was quite tight with the heatsink itself.
So, what we did was remove the holes and the anchor to turn it to 90º, leaving the heatsink focused on the flow of air to the top of the tower, where in this case we had no problems and the installation was all easy.
When the heatsink is installed, it is necessary to tighten the corresponding scanner to perform the appropriate pressure on the IHS with the cold plate. This can be extremely difficult, since its vertical screwdriver can be viewed very close to the wings.
As we can see, it's pretty straightforward and we'll need a long and heart-shaped screwdriver to do screwdriving properly.
When the screwed is completely resolved, actually to see the anchorage type, its durability is maintained, good pressure, good adjustment and everything in its simplest form is amazing.
Thermal and acoustic performance
Let's start the working phase from the point of view of the ratio between RPM, PWM and dBA with a fully automated processor.
As always, we present our test group, which contains:
- Intel Core i7-8700K (without confusion, stock)
- ASUS Ryujin 240
- ASUS Maximus X Formula (UEFI 2203)
- Corsair Revenge RGB 2 X 8 DDR4-3200 MHz Cas 16 (XMP ON)
- Corsair AX1200i Platinum
- Corsair MP510 960 GB
- ASUS STRIX Helios
- EK Vardar EVO RGB (x 6)
- Tacklif HM02 (thermometer and hygrometer)
- Ckeyin DNM-51 (sound level meter)
- Aquaero 6 PRO
The relationship between the variables, the percentage of PWM and dBA for this heatsink is intriguing, because although the changes are very similar as we increase the PWM level, the decibels do almost the same.
At least up to 60% of PWM, of which 70% increase is spectacular, from 35.9 dBA to 41.9 dBA at 100% maximum 2116 RPM.
Going into comparison mode, this Arctic Freezer 7 X will suffer beautifully with our i7-8700K without disappointment, as it is a fairly hot CPU because it has no stock options. Similarly and although it is the last to compare temperatures, given the performance against the Corsair A500, the current king of the air, it is only 13 degrees higher, but with a difference of 100 euros in its price.
In fact, Corsair is nine times more expensive (right now) than the Arctic Freezer 7 X, so the performance / price ratio is very appealing to the youngest.
As far as sound is concerned, in stock processing we get a very good refrigerator from the feature that has affected us from the evolution of the platforms. And does that with 35.8 dBA become the winner of this category.
It reaches a minimum of 1400 RPM under pressure with Rebenben for 1 hour and is very slow, has very few wings and is great, added to its wing design and being a single follower, the acoustic performance is undeniable, really quiet, it seems to work.
Under the overburbs, things will get trickier, because it's the phase where the heatsinks suffer to keep our 7-8700K at bay.
As expected, this Arctic Freezer 7 X can't keep our CPU at 4.9 GHz and without sadness. It's not surprising here, since the GAP with the Corsair A500 rises 22 degrees to 98 ° C overall and makes the system unstable under Rebenben.
It's not a heatsink focused on high performance, so you can't be asked to keep that type of use, much less the price it has, of actually breaking down.
As far as soundness is concerned, RPM has obviously gone to the maximum allowed by PWM and this has resulted in 41.9 dBA results, which is still the best and to date. It is just a small roar that we will hear in the background and high silence.
Having one follower facilitates this data, because the difference with a current king like the Corsair A500 is almost 5 dBA, a good GAP that makes a difference.
We cannot say that the Arctic is not surprised by its products, which we have explored throughout 2019 and what we have in 2020 that we can say that it offers a little more.
This Arctic Freezer 7 X is a clear example: good quality, good performance, price unbearable, compact, well finished, easy and easy to finish and assemble.
There are no "buts", because even though the data is the worst in terms of temperatures, this was considered when dealing with large rivals on your side doubling your price.
This is a user heatsink that looks the best at a quality price without expecting a cool processor of 95 watts or more.
Although aimed at the input range, which is also called the lower range, the fact is that it is able to cool even mid-range applications, especially when switched.
It also replaces it with a smaller size, with surprisingly low cracks and a very low weight that allows it to not force the pins or the base plate, because it's too light. The only "but" is the slight interruption we had while installing it, as it would not have been in its normal state due to Armor for our motherboard.
Ideally it's not a heatsink that as the rule is associated with the plate it's probably 30 times more expensive, so this integration would be rare and since the rule is no user will have problems, but we should have highlighted it.
Price is undoubtedly its strong point, because at 16.99 euros it is currently quite difficult to find a competitor to match.
As a result, the price / performance ratio is relatively high in comparison, surpassing the King Corsair A500, which will impact on its final scores, as it is surprising that Arctic makes money on the 7 X Freezer when it comes to the amount of materials available, assembly and distribution.
It is a breakdown ink designed to be made with a wide range of input without thinking and seeing it as possible.
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