AMD Wraith cooler: really "near silent"/"whisper quiet?"

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AMD Wraith cooler: really "near silent"/"whisper quiet?"

Post by silentbobbo » Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:40 pm

Reviews of the new AMD stock cooler Wraith seem very positive but the stated average noise is 39 dB.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/9925/amd- ... evelopment
http://www.pcworld.com/article/3028978/ ... ooler.html
http://wccftech.com/amd-wraith-cpu-cool ... tol-ridge/

Is SPCR preparing one of its very good analysis?

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Re: AMD Wraith cooler: really "near silent"/"whisper quiet?"

Post by MikeC » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:06 am

Why would SPCR readers/fans be interested in a 39 dBA CPU cooler?

The Wraith, with its 80mm fan & top down heatpipe design, looks like something from aftermarket sources going back at least 10 years. It's a throwback, not an advance.

There are umpteen coolers in our test database that are far, far quieter & likely far more effective at cooling as well.
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Re: AMD Wraith cooler: really "near silent"/"whisper quiet?"

Post by xan_user » Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:04 pm

SPCR testing a cooler marketed at 39db, is it april 1st already?
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Re: AMD Wraith cooler: really "near silent"/"whisper quiet?"

Post by silentbobbo » Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:29 pm

MikeC wrote:Why would SPCR readers/fans be interested in a 39 dBA CPU cooler?
For the pleasure of proving AMD ads wrong? :D
MikeC wrote:The Wraith, with its 80mm fan & top down heatpipe design, looks like something from aftermarket sources going back at least 10 years. It's a throwback, not an advance.
It will be shipped to thousands (or millions) of customers. And many tech sites already say that it is soooo good (not "better", but "good" and "whisper quiet"). Having a well done research can be useful. One can point to it to show people on forums how badly informed they are. Showing forum goers how badly informed they are is important! :)

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Re: AMD Wraith cooler: really "near silent"/"whisper quiet?"

Post by quest_for_silence » Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:55 am

MikeC wrote:Why would SPCR readers/fans be interested in a 39 dBA CPU cooler?

To test the new AMD A10-7860K and Athlon X4 845 (first ones with Excavator core, 65W TDP I guess).
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Re: AMD Wraith cooler: really "near silent"/"whisper quiet?"

Post by xan_user » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:19 am

silentbobbo wrote:One can point to it to show people on forums how badly informed they are. Showing forum goers how badly informed they are is important! :)
so not really for SPCR, but for everyone on other sites ? Why would SPCR staff waste their time? its rated at 39 db, and will be much higher in our chamber.

just point them to this thread.

here's the review:
AMD's "new" Wraith cooler is far too loud for SPCR to recommend.
-Done.


I am curious if the new chips be available for less without the cooler? or is the price of that cooler padded into the MSRP for the chip?
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Re: AMD Wraith cooler: really "near silent"/"whisper quiet?"

Post by keif » Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:37 pm

So Tom's compared it to the Thermalright Macho Rev B: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd ... 450-2.html

At 1600rpm they measured the same temps as the Macho at 700rpm with an 8370 running Prime95. That seems very good to me. Almost too good to be true considering it's size and 1600rpm from a 92mm fan shouldn't be too bad. I run my NF-A9 at 1300rpm under load and it's extremely quiet there - guess it has a rattley, ball-bearing fan though.

It's max rpm is around 3000 so maybe that's where the 39dBA comes from.

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Re: AMD Wraith cooler: really "near silent"/"whisper quiet?"

Post by MikeC » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:25 pm

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