Setup and test results …
The following PC setup was used as the test system:
|Intel Motherboard||ASRock Z490 Steel Legend|
|CPU||Intel Core i5-10500 CPU Default @ 4200 MHz at approx. 1.10 Volt|
|Cooler||Arctic Liquid Freezer II 240|
|Thermal Compound||ARCTIC MX4|
|Graphics card||ASRock Radeon RX 5700 Challenger D 8G OC|
|SSD||Crucial MX200 SSD|
|PSU||Cooler Master Silent Pro M 600W|
|Chassis||Cooler Master Testbench v1.0|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit|
The volume measurement was performed in the installed state from a constant distance of 100cm.
The following programs were used for the measurement: Prime95 and Intel XTU.
Thermal compound: Arctic MX-4
The room temperature was around 21°C during the test.
The image below shows a thermal image of the Arctic Liquid Freezer II 240 AIO radiator with the fancy Arctic BioniX P120 A-RGB fann on the ASRock Z490 Steel Legend LGA 1200 test system under Prime95 Small FFTs full load! You can see very nicely how the heated air flows through the radiator. However, a small amount of air escapes even with the right screws in the middle area of the fan frame. However, this is often the case and by no means tragic.
We first tested the Intel Core i5-10500 CPU without overclocking in idle at low, medium and maximum speed. Thus, the TDP was only 6-7 watts! The temperature was 24°C at the lowest speed and 23°C at the highest speed.
However, since we are here at OCinside.de, we naturally wanted to test the cooler with CPU overclocking despite the locked CPU multiplier. Therefore, we overclocked the locked Intel CPU by increasing Primary Plane Current Limit, Short Duration Power Limit and Long Duration Power Limit to the point where we could reach about 100W TDPc at maximum load (Small FFTs).
So, we stressed the Intel Core i5-10500 CPU with Prime95 Small FFTs to the point that Base Frequency Boost reached about 100 watts TDP and were now able to measure the temperature at low, medium and maximum RPM.
At idle, the original Arctic Liquid Freezer II 240 AIO fan was around 29.8 dBA. Under load, the Arctic P12 120mm PWM fan’s volume went up to about 33.4 dBA at full speed of about 1650 rpm and the temperature was about 58°C with about 100 watts TDP. At idle, the Arctic BioniX P120 A-RGB on the Arctic Liquid Freezer II 240 AIO was also just 29.8 dBA. Under load, the Arctic BioniX P120 A-RGB 120mm PWM fan’s volume went up to about 39.4 dBA at full speed of about 2220 rpm and the temperature was about 57°C with about 100 watts TDP.
So the Arctic BioniX P120 A-RGB surpasses the cooling performance of the original P12 fan by the faster speed as well as higher volume and looks very chic at the same time. Speaking of chic, we now come to the RGB lighting.
Arctic BioniX P120 A-RGB Practical testing Optic …