Arctic Freezer 34 eSports Review

Test setup and results …

Cooler test setup …

The following system was used as test system:
Intel Core i5-10500 CPU Default @ 4200 MHz at approx. 1.10 Volt
ASRock Z490 Steel Legend Intel LGA 1200 Mainboard
2x 4GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2400 memory modules
Mit ASRock Radeon RX 5700 Challenger D 8G OC and without graphics card
Cooler Master Silent Pro M 600W power supply
Cooler Master Testbench v1.0
Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit

The following programs were used for the measurement: Prime95 and Intel XTU
Thermal compound: Arctic MX-4

The room temperature during the test was about 21°C.

The following picture shows a thermal image of the ASRock Z490 Steel Legend LGA 1200 test system with the Arctic Freezer 34 eSports cooler.

And here is for a better view of the heat distribution another picture of the front side, where you can see very nicely how the remaining heat, which was not listed above the heatsink, can be seen at the ends of the heatpipes.

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 Watt!

But since we are here at, we wanted to test the cooler with CPU overclocking despite the locked CPU. Therefore we overclocked the locked Intel CPU by increasing Primary Plane Current Limit, Short Duration Power Limit and Long Duration Power Limit so that we could reach about 100W TDPc at maximum load (Small FFTs).

So we loaded the Intel Core i5-10500 CPU with Prime95 Small FFTs so much that with Base Frequency Boost we reached about 100W TDP and now we noted the temperature at low, medium and maximum speed.

The fan volume is measured with a sound pressure level meter in dB from a distance of 100cm. Additionally we determine the respective speed.

Arctic Freezer 34 eSports test results …

In the following Arctic Freezer diagram you can see from top to bottom the results of the Intel Core i5-10500 CPU in idle with 100% speed, i.e. approx. 2089 rpm, below with 60% at approx. 1422 rpm and finally with 20% speed at approx. 525 rpm. After that, these three speed ranges follow again with identical volume at Prime95 Small FFTs full load.

The results show very nicely that the package temperature of the processor does not rise above 90°C even in extreme cases, whereby Intel would only throttle (thermal throttling) from about 100°C to protect the CPU. The Arctic Freezer 34 eSports can easily handle the 65W TDP (Thermal Design Power) and even the 100W TDPc with Base Frequency Boost can be handled by the Arctic Freezer 34 eSports with medium to maximum speed. The noise level stays below 40 dB and is therefore completely in the green range.

Which differences there are in measuring the CPU temperature and how to overclock, we have explained in detail in the Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and Intel Core i9 overclocking guide.

Arctic Freezer 34 eSports Result and general impression …