Thermalright Archon Rev.A CPU Cooler
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Just when i thought that the next time i would actually be testing a new CPU Cooler would be over my new X79 based rig Thermalright dropped their latest solutions over so instead of putting them on standby i thought it would be best for everyone if you knew what these were all about. Of course this is yet another worldwide first review but don't get too excited since we will just be taking a look at revision A of an already perfect CPU Cooler, the Archon (so how much better can it get?).
Thermalright is an elite design house that manufactures cooling products for computer components for the best quality and performance your money can buy. In 2002, AMD released its first generation Thunderbird CPU and since then we have been there every step of the way to counter high voltage and high heat with innovative design and highly acclaimed cooling solutions not only for AMD but for Intel as well. One of early well known solutions was the SK-6. With many positive and rave reviews under its belt Thermalright bolted to the top as the heat sink manufacturer mostly preferred by Overclockers and enthusiasts around the World. To this day, innovation never left our vocabulary as we keep coming up with leading edge designs staying ahead of the competition.
The don't get excited comment is not really true since the Archon Rev.A did perform slightly better than its predecessor and managed to get really close to the K2 by Alpenfoehn we reviewed a couple of days ago. However for people who already own the original Archon my comment stands and so they will probably not be very impressed with the results. Still since the Rev.A performs better and is due to replace the original version at the same exact price tag i really can't think of any negative thing to say about it. But performance is indeed everything with CPU Coolers (aside size and cost of course) so let's move forward and see just how much better the Rev.A is compared to the original Archon.