Alpenfohn Black Ridge Review

Alpenfohn Black Ridge v2 CPU cooler is 47mm in height and features 6 copper heat pipes for cooling. The Black Ridge only supports Low Profile RAM with max height of 33mm. An additional 120mm fan can be mounted on top of the Black Ridge cooler, giving a max height of 62 / 72mm depending on the additional fan thickness.

CPU COOLER TESTING

TEST BENCHStreacom BC1T
MOTHERBOARDGIGABYTE B550I AORUS PRO AX (Amazon Link)
CPURyzen 5 5600X (Amazon Link)
CPU COOLERAlpenfohn Black Ridge (Amazon Link) + NF-A12x15 Fan (Amazon Link)
GPU GIGABYTE RTX 3060 Ti Gaming OC (Amazon Link)
PSU Corsair SF 600 Platinum (Amazon Link)
RAMCorsair VENGEANCE LPX 16GB, 3600MHz, 2x8GB, C18 (Amazon Link)
STORAGE256GB M.2 NVME (Amazon Link)
1TB M.2 NVME (Amazon Link)
CPU-ZTIMESPY
Stress Test: 10 MinutesPeak CPU Temperature
AMBIENT TEMPERATURECPU FAN SPEED
25-26°​CPreset: Normal

CPU-Z STRESS TEST (AUTO BOOSTING)

Alpenfohn Black Ridge + NF-A9x14 Fan (Max Cooler Height: 47mm)
Alpenfohn Black Ridge + NF-A9x14 + NF-A12x15 Fan (Max Cooler Height: 63mm – Room Temp: 22-23°C)

TIMESPY BENCHMARK

Alpenfohn Black Ridge + NF-A9x14 Fan (Max Cooler Height: 47mm)
Alpenfohn Black Ridge + NF-A9x14 + NF-A12x15 Fan (Max Cooler Height: 63mm – Room Temp: 22-23°C)

CPU-Z STRESS TEST (PBO ENABLED)

Alpenfohn Black Ridge + NF-A9x14 Fan (Max Cooler Height: 47mm)
Alpenfohn Black Ridge + NF-A9x14 + NF-A12x15 Fan (Max Cooler Height: 63mm

CPU COOLER COMPARISON

SOURCE(S)

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Rating: 4.5 out of 5.