Thermaltake Frio Extreme CPU Cooler Review

 

It has been 9 months since we had the opportunity to examine and review one of Thermaltake’s best CPU coolers, the Frio, which was one of the best air coolers available at that time. Thermaltake has been a company which traditionally tries to satisfy even the most hardcore of enthusiasts and they almost never are bewildered by high performance alone. That and the heavy competition at the top segment of the CPU cooler market led Thermaltake to release the Frio Extreme, a completely redesigned CPU cooler, teeming with features and boasting ultimate performance. The company has supplied us with a sample which is going to be thoroughly examined and tested in this review. 

It has been 9 months since we had the opportunity to examine and review one of Thermaltake’s best CPU coolers, the Frio, which was one of the best air coolers available at that time. Thermaltake has been a company which traditionally tries to satisfy even the most hardcore of enthusiasts and they almost never are bewildered by high performance alone. That and the heavy competition at the top segment of the CPU cooler market led Thermaltake to release the Frio Extreme, a completely redesigned CPU cooler, teeming with features and boasting ultimate performance. The company has supplied us with a sample which is going to be thoroughly examined and tested in this review.

 

Manufacturer features and specifications

 

Ultimate Over-clocking Design Structure, support up to 250W

  • Dual tower heat-sink with 0.4mm aluminum fins provide large surface for heat dissipation.
  • 6 x Ø6 mm-U-shape copper heat pipes accelerate heat conductivity.
  • Mirror-finished copper base, provide perfect contact with CPU.
  • Premium thermal grease maximizes heat transfer from the CPU onto the copper base for faster dissipation.

The Combination of VR and PWM Control Function Fan

  • Dual 14cm high performance blue blade designed fans, spins from 1,200 to 1,800RPM.
  • Combination of VR and PWM functions, switchable upon user’s preferences.
  • Tool-less and Easy installation design for quicker disassemble and assemble the fan module.
  • Universal Socket Compatibility & Accessory Package

All-in-one back-plate design, support all Intel and AMD platform

  • Universal socket support :
  • Intel: LGA 2011, 1366, 1155, 1156, 775
  • AMD: FM1, AM3+, AM3, AM2+, AM2 
     

 

P/N

CLP0587

Dimension

148.2(L) x 151(W) x 160(H) mm (2 Fans)

Material

Aluminum Fins 
Aluminum & Copper Base

Heatpipe

6mm x 6 PCS

Fan Dimension

140(L) x 140(H) x 25(W) mm

Rated Voltage

12 V

Rated Current

0.5 A

Power Input

7.2 W

Fan Speed

1200 ~ 1800 RPM

Max. Air Flow

106.2 CFM

Max. Air Pressure

2.34 mmH2O

Noise

39 dBA (Max)

Life Expectancy

50,000 Hours

Connector

4 Pin

Power Input

250W

Weight

1,230g