Normalized Noise Tests
For these tests, I set the cooler’s fan(s) to speeds with noise output at the following predefined levels: 20/25/30/35/40 dBA. I skip the corresponding tests if the cooler’s fan(s) cannot reach some noise levels. Finally, I include a test where the cooler’s fan(s) spins at full speed.
I provided the PWM controller’s readings in this chart, taken by both fans using the provided Y splitter.
The average CPU frequencies are very close to the ones the Assassin III achieves.
The CPU wattage is high, meaning the cooler allows the CPU to deliver more workload. Moreover, the watt readings I got from Powenetics are at the same level as the Assassin III.