Arctic Freezer 13 X Review

Test setup and results …

For the practical test, we have the Deepcool Assassin 3 mounted on our AM4 test system, which consists of the following components:
ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
Crucial 2x4GB DDR4-2400
Cooler Master Testbench v1.0

For measurement, the following tools were used: Prime95 and SpeedFan.

Thermal compound: Arctic MX-2 (pre-applied)

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

Even if the Freezer A13X is in a different league, we let it compete against our reference, the Noctua NH-D15.

The comparison lags a lot, of course, but the Freezer A13X can still show that it is absolutely capable of cooling the Ryzen 7 1800X. If we think back to the diagram on the packaging, we are now wondering why Arctic has stacked there so deep.

We measure the fan volume with a dB measuring device from a distance of 100cm. In addition, we determine the respective speed of rotation.

Arctic Freezer A13X
20% 31.3dB 590rpm
40% 32.9dB 946rpm
60% 35.4dB 1364rpm
80% 37.3dB 1721pm
100% 41.4dB 1024rpm

The 92mm fan is absolutely quiet and is only audible from 60%. Even the 80% and 100% attitudes can be described as pretty moderate.

Arctic Freezer A13X conclusion and overall impression …