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Written by David Ramsey   
Monday, 03 May 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
Thermaltake Frio CLP0564 CPU Cooler
Closer Look: Frio CLP0564 CPU Cooler
Heatsink Test Methodology
Testing and Results
CPU Cooler Final Thoughts
Thermaltake Frio Conclusion

Thermaltake Frio CLP0564 CPU Cooler Review

The factor many car buyers consider most important, studies have shown, is styling- whether the person being asked will admit it or not. Practicality, performance, and even price are secondary considerations. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it does point out how important styling is in many people's purchase decisions. Especially in a crowded marketplace, styling can help distinguish one product from its competitors. Thermaltake's new Frio CLP0564 CPU Cooler makes a bold styling statement, but can it back it up with performance? Benchmark Reviews puts this cooler through the paces with an overclocked and overvolted Core i7-920 processor to find out.


Vendors of aftermarket CPU heatsinks face an uphill battle: most retail CPUs are delivered with a heatsink from the manufacturer, and any pre-built computer will of course have one, so the demand for an aftermarket unit is always going to be only a tiny fraction of the total computer market in terms of quantity. Aftermarket CPU coolers are the province of overclockers, and although performance is the primary consideration, other factors such as price, noise, and aesthetics can come into play as well. Thermaltake's previous CPU cooler designs often seem to have favored radical appearance over actual performance. The Frio is their current top-of-the-line cooler, and text on the box assures us that it's "Designed For Overclocking."

About Thermaltake

Since the beginning of Thermaltake in 1999, it has been at the forefront of creating new and exciting products at a time where most computer users were provided little to no choices for components that may seem irrelevant, but in reality crucial to the performance of a PC.

Thermaltake Server Series solutions, with years of thermal experience and industry leadership, sets its goal on reforming total thermal management in server segment by formulating the perfect mixture of versatility, efficiency and thermal management with each respective server product category: Rackmount Chassis, Server Fixed & Redundant Power Supply and Server CPU Cooling Management Solutions.

With its comprehensive line of products available, it enables Thermaltake's core customers to enjoy a one-stop-shop experience, reduce product design-in evaluation period and most important of all, flawless integration process. Each of Thermaltake's strengths enables its customer to focus on their core business while taking advantage of the skills and efficiency of a single thermal management solution partner.

Features & Specifications

Ultimate Overclocking Thermal Structure Design

  • Excellent cooling capacity— supports 220W
  • 0.5mm aluminum fins with large surface area for heat dissipation
  • 5 x 8mm U-shaped copper heat pipes for accelerated heat conduction
  • Tower side-flow design efficiently optimizes cooling performance

Ultra Powerful Dual 120mm VR Fan and Eye-Catching Cover

  • 120mm VR fan, adjustable between 1200 and 2500RPM max. for best overclocking performance
  • Additional 120mm fan enhances cooling performance
  • Black and red cooler top add aesthetic appearance

Universal Socket Compatibility &Accessory Package

  • Universal socket support: Intel LGA1366, LGA1155, LGA775, and AMD AM3, AM2+, and AM2
  • Premium thermal grease maximizes heat transfer from the CPU into the cooler copper base for rapid dissipation



# RE: Thermaltake Frio CLP0564 CPU Coolersonam 2010-05-10 22:54
Nice Information. I have to purchase cooler with latest features for my home purposes. Which brand cooler is good? what are coolers price list.
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# Thats heavy.Padge 2010-08-12 19:11
Wow two pounds! They just keep getting heavier! Scythe's Ninja Wire is starting to look future forward.
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# Great Article on a fine productPSM 2010-09-15 18:13
Though an old one, this is a very good review. Fine observation and conclusion, great methodology too. Although i belive providing a good heatsink with a good fan(or two as is with frio) is a must for every manufacturer. In that aspect frio seems to be a fine cpu cooler as noted in the article. I sure will be a reguler reader of Benchmark Reviews from now on.
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