Conclusion and overall impression …
The Asus ROG Ryujin 360 is actually an exceptional AIO water cooling system. Asus has achieved an absolute unique selling point with the OLED display, with which a new level of individualization can be achieved.
The cooler with the embedded display is extremely chic. Cooling performance is at the top end of what can be achieved without custom water cooling and, thanks to the excellent Noctua fans, it offers a very wide control range.
What we also really liked is the usual ease of installation with AIO water cooling and the very well controllable pump.
Unfortunately, apart from the cooler, the Ryujin 360 only provides average in many respects. So we would have liked covered cables. Also, a small tube of thermal grease, if you want to rebuild the AIO water cooling, is missing. It’s a pity, too, that the Ryujin 360 is primarily designed for Asus motherboards. At least an Y-cable for the fans would not have hurt well to serve Asus AIO fans who do not run Asus motherboard.
That’s why we’re looking forward to the second part of the test, where we’ll test the VRM cooling and optics on an Asus motherboard.
Thanks to the best cooling performance so far (apart from the compressor cooler), the Asus ROG Ryujin 360 water cooling receives our OCinside.de Overclocking Dream Award 04/2019.
Tip: In the interactive Fit for Fan guide you can virtually fit coolers onto different motherboards and listen to many – the Asus ROG Ryuo 240 will be included in the next update.
For a comparison with other coolers, take a look at our CPU cooler chart 2018 on the Intel Core i5 PC and the CPU cooler chart 2018, tested on an AMD AM4 PC system. Here is also the CPU cooler chart 2016 on the Intel Core i5 PC and the CPU-cooler comparison 2016, tested on an Intel Core i7 PC. And here is the previous CPU cooler chart with CPU cooler before 2016. A direct comparison to our previously tested coolers is however not possible here, since the test system has changed fundamentally in the meantime.