KitGuru has been impressed in 2010 with Corsair’s range of products. A short while ago the Corsair AX1200 power supply walked away with our most prestigious award and is to date the highest scoring product in our reviews database with a phenomenal rating of 9.5/10.
The latest products Corsair have released are two new processor coolers aimed at the mid range and high end markets. These fall within the ‘Air Series’ of cooling products and are called the A50 and A70.
Both coolers are multi platform capable and have a copper heatpipe design with aluminum fins. They are also supplied with a proprietary rubber fan mount design and come bundled with a low noise adapter for those with sensitive ears.
The A50 is a 3x8mm direct contact heatpipe design and the higher end A70 is physically larger with 4x8mm heatpipes. The A50 is supplied with a single 120mm fan and the A70 comes with two.
Today we will compare each cooler to a range of coolers on the Intel platform to see if they are worth your money. This is a competitive market so they will certainly need to deliver the goods.
|Cooler||Corsair A50||Corsair A70|
|Heatsink Dimensions||159.5 x 124.6 x 81.2 mm||159.5 x 124.6 x 129mm|
|Heatpipes||3 x 8mm Heatpipes||4 x 8 mm Heatpipes|
|Fan Dimensions||120x25mm x 1||120x25mm x 2|
|Speed Selectable Fans||1600 or 2000 rpm||1600 or 2000 rpm|
|Air Flow||50.35 – 61.2 CFM||50.35 – 61.2 CFM (per fan)|
|Static Pressure||1.8 – 2.3mm H20||1.8 – 2.3 mm H20 (per fan)|
|Noise level||26 – 31.5 dBa||26 – 31.5 dBa (per fan)|
|Retail Price||£43 inc vat||£55 inc vat|