ARCTIC i30 Heatsink Review

Initially this heatsink was launched to tame the heat producing mosters on the Socket 2011 platform. Unfortunately a hickup prevented that platform being used for this review.

Lucky enough, Intel decided to make a new heat producing monster. The Ivy Bridge platform. These chips are known to run very hot even at stock settings. So will the Arctic i30 be up to the task? Lets go and find out.




ARCTIC as a company has been around for quite a few years, in case you have not heard of them here is some information about the company:

Our Philosophy

In the rapidly changing computer and electronics industries, we keep a cool head while concentrating on intelligent and practical solutions.

Our philosophy in approaching our work is based on the Swiss principles of innovation and high levels of quality and workmanship.

All ARCTIC employees embody our motto and our advertising slogan – Spirit of innovation. Not only economic considerations dictate our actions, but also the will to innovate.

We respect the cultural diversity of the people who work for and with ARCTIC, and recognize that our success is due to their abilities and commitment. The ARCTIC team works with passion, adores challenges and always seeks to achieve maximum customer satisfaction.

Our Mission

We specialize in products representing carefully devised, practical solutions that are easy to use. We make our customers’ daily lives easier and adapt our products to their lifestyles. The excellent value for money we offer is a constant that our customers can always rely on.”


We’ll be testing this heatsink on the Ivy Bridge platform. In particular a 3570k processor. For overclocked tests the processor was overclocked to 4.5ghz at 1.3v.


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