Today we will present a second from refreshed SilentiumPC CPU coolers with ARGB illumination. The cooler is called Grandis 3 EVO ARGB and is designed to deliver high performance and quiet work at the same time. SilentiumPC prepared this product to be compatible with most modern CPU sockets while we will test it on the LGA1200 from Intel, so the latest Comet Lake-S platform and the i9-10900K processor which is well-known for its high operating temperatures.
Let’s begin this review with some technical data and the product’s key features.
SilentiumPC Grandis 3 Evo ARGB is an efficient dual-tower processor cooling system suitable even for 12-core CPUs. Improved design of large-surface heat sinks, two high-pressure Pulsar HP ARGB fans, and above all – a special shape of a copper base with six heat pipes embedded inside it – ensure low temperatures of modern and high-clocked processors, including overclocked units and those equipped with a „turbo boost” system. Grandis 3 Evo ARGB has been enriched with the ARGB LED addressable lighting system with a controller included in the box.
The copper base with a special shape, in which 6 heat pipes are embedded, receives thermal energy from the processor. These, in turn, combine with two aluminum heat sinks of several dozen fins each. Their special shape is adapted to cooperate with high-pressure fans with a diameter of 120 and 140 mm. As a result, Grandis 3 Evo ARGB is able to effectively cool a high TDP processor, including 10- and 12-core units, also overclocked. The efficient energy transfer system also significantly reduces temperature spikes caused by the turbo boost function of modern processors.
Thermal energy transferred to two Grandis 3 Evo ARGB heat sinks is dissipated by two high-pressure fans, whose rotational speed has been tuned to ensure quiet operation in a wide range of revolutions. The fans – 2 × Pulsar HP ARGB PWM – have different sizes: the internal’s diameter is 140 mm and the external’s diameter: 120 mm. This not only ensures effective heat dissipation from the heat sink, but also improves the thermal conditions of the motherboard’s power section.
Addressable LED lighting of Grandis 3 Evo ARGB allows for fully individual adjustment of effects, colors and style to your needs and expectations. You can control the visual aspects separately for each of the total of 18 LEDs embedded in Pulsar HP ARGB PWM fans. You can also choose from many light effects as well as almost any of the 16 million colors in various combinations: from a shimmering rainbow, through constant single-color lighting, modes of slow, gradual color change or calm breathing, to a spectacular wave.
You can buy the SilentiumPC Grandis 3 EVO ARGB for around USD $55 (£50.50) from the Amazon
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