Overall we are impressed with what the Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Plus has to offer. We think it’s especially well suited to those users who aren’t very technically experienced as the installation process is very simple indeed.
Thermal performance reflects what we would expect from this cooler. It isn’t anything particularly special but should handle a moderately overclocked APU without too much trouble. The acoustic performance is very good, though, making the Alpine 64 Plus well suited for building a quiet running home theater PC.
We weren’t able to find the Alpine 64 Plus for sale from any of the major UK retailers yet. However it is advertised on the Arctic website for a price of around 10 euros which should translate into a retail cost around £10 when it becomes available in the UK.
At this price we think it’s well worth considering for anyone looking for a decent upgrade from the stock AMD cooler supplied with retail CPUs.
- Low profile design.
- Quiet fan.
- Excellent value for money.
- Simple installation process.
- Only compatible with AMD systems.
- Thermal performance is average.
KitGuru says: A worthy upgrade from the reference AMD cooler which is ideal for HTPCs.