Last week we had a look at some of the latest CPU coolers for Intel processors and today weâ€™ve got three coolers for AMD on test. As it happens the coolers are provided by the same three companies, namely Arctic Cooling, Asetek and Asus. To be honest, only the Asus cooler is a different design as such, whereas the other two use different retention clips to do the job. The Asetek cooler can actually be used with older Pentium 4 processors on Socket-478 with yet another mounting bracket. The Arctic cooling on the other hand is a variation of the same cooler with a different CPU retention mechanism than its Pentium 4 sibling.
All the coolers were tested on an Athlon 64 FX-57 processor clocked at 2.8GHz on an Asus A8N32-SLI motherboard. As with the previous test the CPU was loaded at 100 per cent and clocked at stock speed. The temperature was recorded from the Asus AiBooster utility. Again there might be some variations depending on the platform you use, but the results are comparable between the three coolers on test.