We took all voltage, temperature, load, speed and other outputs from this test, but due to the overwhelming amount of data, we have narrowed it down to the following,
CPU Core Max Core Max is the hottest temperature from all cores.
PCH Temperature Platform Controller Hub, basically the chipset of your motherboard, it will handle more traffic than any other individual component generally.
System Non component specific temperature within the chassis.
GPU Temperature The iron forge melting pot that is the graphics card, one of the hotter components inside the chassis.
We have included both stock and the test fan combined in this chart. What we are looking for is a slow increase in temperatures and airflow control reducing or controlling the temperature inside the chassis.
It may seem a little over the top for a fan test, but the gains can be imperceptible to the end-user, but still be an improvement over the stock fan. We don’t think we will see large jumps, just small gains.
We use charts to describe the benchmark results. These use colours that can often be similar or even different shades of each colour. If this becomes hard to read, you can click on any of the review samples on the chart to remove it, or add it back in.
The Reeven Coldwing 12 does a good job with keeping the airflow fresh on the face of it. All components measured seem to manage keeping the temperatures under control. The System temperature is the only temperature higher than the stock fan, though the temperature is under control by the end of the test and possibly due to the higher than stock starting temperature of the PCH sensors.
The sound performance is also good when you consider the performance the fan is pushing out. It is more or less on par with the stock fan. The Reeven Coldwing 12 manages to provide better airflow with the same sound performance which is what aftermarket fans are all about.