Today we look at the tandem tower Silverstone Heligon HE01. Although this heatsink has been available for a while, it is our first chance to put it to the test. We will first look at the cooling performance of the stock single-fan configuration and then see if this heatsink performs any better with two fans instead of one.
Today I have the follow-up review of the Ryzen 7 2700 and the Ryzen 5 2600 CPUs. These are AMD’s lower wattage versions of the new Pinnacle Ridge eight and six-core CPUs. As mentioned in the Ryzen 7 2700X review, AMD has successfully raised the clock speeds, lower latency, and improved memory speeds/compatibility with its updated Zen+ architecture. I’m sure this is going to show in the Ryzen 7 2700 and Ryzen 5 2600 as well since all four CPUs are based on the same Global Foundries’ 12LP process.
G.Skill has recently released Sniper X DDR4 memory series. As with any new memory kit, we are interested to test it and see how it performs. G.Skill sent us a 16GB dual channel kit specified to run at DDR4-3600. It’s also the highest current speed of the Sniper X memory kits. The Sniper X is designed for gamers and computer enthusiasts so DDR4-3600 speed lands in the higher end of the sweetspot. Let’s take a look at specifications, features, and performance of the tested kit.
Arctic has released the newest iteration of the high-performance inexpensive heatsink, the Arctic Freezer 33 eSports ONE. This is a direct contact (more on that term) 120 mm heatsink with four 6 mm heatpipes. You would expect that such a heatsink would fall far behind the six-heatpipe 140 mm expensive monsters you will find for sale from other OEM’s. But that expectation is incorrect. Let us explore the surprising world of the Arctic Freezer 33 eSports ONE.