Overall Score 4.5  

Next, how does the Cryorig R1 Ultimate stand a stress test while overclocked?

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We used the Asus Rampage V Extreme Motherboard 6 core overclock pre-set and manually set the DDR4 to 2666Mhz.

Cryorig R1 Ultimate OC Temps | amCharts


The Noctua NH-D15 just beats the R1 into second place under load conditions. The idle temperatures are the same, with the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 four degrees higher than both its contenders.

Cryorig R1 Ultimate CPU OC Db | amCharts


The Cryorig R1 Ultimate found itself in third place when we measured the sound performance when overclocked, both at load and idle test conditions. This is a little disappointing, but we should point out, its not a hairdryer or a leaf blower, it’s still a quiet cooler, just not as quiet as the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 or the Noctua NH-D15.

Conclusion

The Cryorig R1 Ultimate CPU Cooler is an excellent cooler from a company trying to make a name for themselves. If you look at the Cryorig website it’s very modern and well put together, a lot like the Cryorig R1 Ultimate. That is probably the main theme from Cryorig, and by far, they do not look like a small company that have only been around for a couple of years. For us, the Cryorig R1 Ultimate CPU Cooler managed a second place, but we need to be very clear, it wasn’t by much at all.

Recommended

The trusty Noctua NH-D15 manages to keep its crown, though only due to it’s overclocking credentials. We are are more than happy to see some proper competition to the mainstream brands, and the R1 Ultimate from Cryorig should be on anyone’s shopping list if they want something a little different. It is a top performer, looks superb and comes with a decent number of included accessories. You may want a custom fan profile when overclocking, and it does have a 35mm memory module height limit, but this is a strong contender in anyone’s book.

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