For this review, I’ve deployed the new SilverStone Tundra Series TD03-Lite AIO CPU Cooler. If you would like to know more about this cooler and its performance, you can check out the full review here.
The performance at stock was pretty much what I expected, with the premium grade products rocking the lowest temperatures. That being said, even the higher temperatures are still pretty good and there’s really only a difference of 3c between the top and the bottom. If you’re running stock clocks on your CPU, I doubt you would know the difference between Artic Silver 5 and Thermal Grizzly.
Now things are really hotting up, literally. Between the big boys on the block, there’s really not much in it, but I am happy to see the Thermal Grizzly is topping both of our charts, even if it is by a small margin. NT-H1 and GC Extreme are neck and neck and while I admit, there’s a margin of error to account for, they’re all very competitive. Further down the chart, we’ve got a few other popular choices and while the 6c difference may not seem a lot between the top and bottom, that can be the difference between your CPU thermal throttling, your fans spinning harder or an overclock failing.