NZXT Cryo S ReviewPropane - June 23, 2009
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To test the NZXT Cryo S notebook cooler, I simply set it on my desk and then placed my laptop on top of it. There are no good experiments that don't have controls, so for this testing, I am using the laptop sitting on the desk as the control. I then let the laptop sit idle while running a temperature monitor to find the temperature of both my CPU and GPU cores. This was repeated on both the cooler and on the desk. To get load temperatures, I chose to run World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, which stresses my laptop quite a bit on both the CPU and GPU, resulting in more thermal energy. Again, this was repeated on the cooler and the desk.
- Apple MacBook Pro 15" Generation 3
- 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo
- nVidia GeForce 8600M
- 2GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SO-DIMM SDRAM
- 120GB SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM)
- AirPort Extreme 802.11 a/b/g/draft-n
- 8x Slot Loading Super Drive
- LaTosta Laptop Stand
- Rosewill RN7000W
- Vizo Mini Ninja cooler
- NZXT Cryo LX Notebook Cooler
- Lapworks Attaché Laptop Stand
- Antec Notebook Cooler 200
- Evercool Hermes
The results below show that the NZXT Cryo S is a very good cooler. While it isn't the best, it still puts out very respectable temperatures that any MacBook Pro owner would be happy with.
Lower numbers are better, and, as seen above, the Cryo S does a fairly good job at cooling the laptop.