Thermalright AXP90-X53 FULL BLACK is all copper; nickel coated low profile CPU cooler. It has a height of 53mm when equipped with 15mm think fan or 63mm with 25mm thick fan.
|MODEL||AXP90-X53 FULL BLACK|
|DIMENSIONS||L: 94.5 x W: 95 x H: 47mm (including 15mm thick fan)|
|MATERIALS||4x 6mm copper heat-pipes, copper base (nickel coated), copper cooling fins (black nickel coated)|
|FANS||1x NF-A9X14 chromax.Black (2500RPM)|
Included in the box, we have the cooler, mounting brackets for both Intel/AMD and user manual.
Testing is carried out on BC1 Mini v2 (open testbench), using the following hardware, in 20°C ambient room temperature. We noise normalised the cooler fan speed to 35dBA at distance of 50cm. This helps eliminate brute force cooling from higher RPM fans.
|CASE||BC1 Mini v2 (Open Testbench)|
|MOTHERBOARD||Rog Strix B650E-I Gaming WiFi (paid link)|
|CPU||R5 7600X / R7 7700X (paid links)|
|CPU COOLER||AXP90-X53 FULL BLACK (paid link)|
|PSU||Extreme 850R (paid link)|
|RAM||32GB Gskill DDR5, 6000MHz, CL30 (paid link)|
We use Cinebench R23 multicore (stability test), for period of 30 minutes. This provides worse case scenario for a given CPU. CPU coolers are tested across range of CPU’s for data validation and to reduce risk of errors in testing. This also helps account for variables between CPU platforms.
Thermalright’s AXP90-X53 Full Black, is one of, it not the best 53mm tall low profile coolers currently available. In our testing, we found the cooler performed better with heatpipes orientated towards the motherboard I/O shroud and RAM. See images below:
We’ve determined, this is due to cold plate length, heatpipe positioning in relation to LGA1700 and AM5 CPUs. In the second mounting orientation, the AXP90 series coolers perform significantly worse.