When the ITX installed machine was still hot in previous years, the thin -type blow -type CPU radiator was the fragrance of many players chased, because the ITX chassis at that time had a very harsh CPU radiator limit requirements, and it was almost difficult to get on. Go to the tower radiator, so everyone needs a radiator that suppresses the mid -to -high -end CPU at a height as low as possible, so that everyone simply calls this kind of radiator as ITX air -cooled radiator.
However, in recent years, the heat of the new generation of CPUs has increased, which is no longer a good cope with wind and cold radiator. Unless it is some ITX chassis with the extremely small route. Fortunately, no matter how much demand should be taken care of, ID-cooling has launched an IS-55 radiator.
When it comes to ID-curing, it is quite persistent in doing ITX radiator, and now it also has a complete product line, such as IS-30, IS-40X, IS-50X, and IS-6K. Their height of their height Basically, it is the number in its name, so this new IS-55 is also a height of 55mm. Note that this refers to the height of the entire radiator, not the height of some cheating manufacturers only marked the height of the radiator body. After adding the fan, it is another thing. I believe that many ITX players have had because of this because of this. Buy the sad experience of the radiator.
Although the IS-50X (actual height is about 56mm) is similar to the IS-55, the positioning of IS-55 is significantly higher. ID-COOLING is even called “flagship”, but the price of 189 yuan is indeed underneath. The blow -type CPU radiator is relatively high in price. Of course, it also has some high -level characteristics, including higher cost welding and copper bottom design, 5 enhanced heat pipes, standard 12cm thin fans, etc., etc. In addition, it must also support the latest LGA1700 platform.
Product appearance and installation
ID-COOLING has always been a practical route. This IS-55 radiator also looks simple in terms of outer packaging and the body. Compared with the previous IS-50, it obviously has more amounts of radiator fins. More It is close to the size of IS-6K, and it is also obvious in terms of materials and workmanship. Although it is not said to be particularly advanced, it can be regarded as a bit of texture in the 200 yuan price-blowing air-cooled radiator.
It is mainly that its body has black coating for antioxidant treatment. Five enhanced heat pipes can work normally in different directions, and the copper base of nickel plating is relatively clean and beautiful. It is just that its standard fan uses gray-black matching color, which is more dull, but it is also the style of ID-confoling.
Fortunately, it is different from many other underwriting air-cooled radiator using 8cm or 9cm, or a special large-size fan. The ID-COOLING IS-55 uses a standard specifications 12cm fan, so its holes are very easy to replace other fans. For example, a thin fan with a better look and better performance, or a fan with an RGB light is an interesting gameplay.
In addition, if you don’t care about the height of 55mm, and the radiator of the chassis is limited to the high permission, the ID-COOLING IS-55 can also be used to use a thicker 25mm fan. The packaging also comes with four screws with corresponding thickness. It is convenient, theoretically, it can bring a better heat dissipation effect, but if the overall height will go to 65mm, it will appear to violate the biggest advantage of its low low.
In the support of the platform, the ID-COOLING IS-55 naturally can support the entire platform, including LGA1700, and the installation is not very cumbersome. The attached instruction manual has a clearer step. The customary installation and fixing method of the product personally feels that it is a good one.
ID-COOLING also comes with a screwdriver with a elbow, which is still very intimate. Although we will not have less screwdriver, there are always time when we play the machine. We have tried too much that you do n’t need to remove the fan, but also the screws that can directly pass through the fan to the radiator.
As for the installation compatibility with the motherboard, the ID-COOLING IS-55 is considering the problem of the graphics card slot, power supply, fan socket and memory avoidance problem of the motherboard’s graphics card slot, power supply, fan socket and memory. In fact, today’s ITX motherboards are placed between the graphics card slot and the CPU slot M.2 SSD, so rarely have a radiator to interfere with the backplane of the graphics card, and the power supply and fan socket generally will not have obvious conflict. Essence
However, it is not so ideal on the memory. Although ID-confaling has declared that IS-55 has aimed at avoiding memory and left a height of 33mm, the actual situation is that we tried the shortest American business pirate ship revenge. For LPX memory, its vest is only a little higher than the PCB, and there is still a situation of pushing the radiator. Therefore, basically only the height of the pure nude bar can be supported. This is special attention.
If the motherboard I/O is not too high here, ID-cooling is recommended to install the IS-55 direction to install it, so that there will be no compatibility problem of memory installation, but in fact, most of the high-end ITX motherboards are mostly in I/O and and There are also relatively high vests on VRM. Maybe some ITX motherboards such as B660 and H610 are more suitable for this installation method.
In fact, we found the smallest full-function ITX chassis in recent years, A4-H2O from Dan Cases. Its CPU radiator limit is just less than 55mm, but the ID-cooling is installed with the ID-Cooling IS -55’s motherboard is stuffed, but it is found that the seismic rubber of the four corners of the fan will be slightly higher. Although the side board of the chassis can be installed back, there will be some protrusions in the corresponding position of the radiator. Remove the windproof rubber of the fan so that it will be better.
But if you do n’t want to modify the original settings, do n’t play too much. According to the high limit of the 55mm heat dissipator of the chassis, if you choose the ID-cooling IS-55, it is likely to be embarrassing. -Below of -60mm, there will be more ideal compatibility.
For this underwriting air-cooled radiator, because they cannot suppress too high thermal power consumption, it does not meet the requirements of our homemade radiator testing platform, so this time we switch to the real set of Intel Core i9-12900K real realization The machine platform is used to conduct heat dissipation tests. Among them, the CPU’s thermal consumption is divided into 95W and 125W, which is more in line with the power consumption of its target platform, and introduced Intel for comparison Essence
The test results are not surprising. The ID-curing IS-55 is naturally better than the RH1. Both are easy to cope with 95W. This power is generally the CPU power when everyone plays the game. They should also be able to meet the satisfaction This most common load task. And up to 125W, ID-cooling IS-55 is still relatively calm, and it should be a little higher than the power. At this time, Intel RH1 cannot carry this power a little. But the value makes people look scared. Therefore, ID-cooling IS-55 can be used as a stronger replacement as the original radiator, allowing the ITX platform to reach a higher power consumption CPU.
While Intel’s new LGA 1700 socket (Socket V) retains 37.5mm width, the length is increased to 45mm, from square to rectangular, and its Z height will be reduced from 7.3mm to 6.5mm, a decrease of 0.8mm. This requires manufacturers to use new back panels and brackets to meet the installation requirements of the LGA 1700 socket. In order to ensure the good contact between the CPU top cover and the bottom of the radiator, higher installation pressure is required.
The important role of installation pressure is that when the heat sink is in contact with the processor, the greater the installation pressure, the smaller the thermal resistance between the two. In the process of increasing installation pressure, the greater the installation pressure, the faster the thermal resistance decreases, but after reaching a certain degree, the decrease rate will slow down until the smooth state.
The radiator installation pressure test device
According to the official specifications of Intel, the radiator used by the processor of the LGA 1200 socket should reach 30 kg level, the maximum of 80 kg. If it is a radiator used by the processor of the LGA 1700 socket, the range is between 50 kg and 100 kg.
The ID-COOLING IS-55 is installed in the LGA 1700 socket. The results of the pressure sensor test show that the installation pressure is 53.5 kg. It is just within the range of the use of the Intel LGA 1700 platform, which can be better compatible with the 12th generation Core CPU.
In this test, the data is derived from the self -made air volume pressure testing device of the ultra -energy network. This test device is prepared in accordance with relevant national standards and ISO standards. And with the air volume under different system impedance (ordinary cold row, ordinary tower radiator), monitor the instant speed of the fan through the speed tester, and measure the fan at full speed and match the ordinary cold row in the special mute cabinet. Noise value.
Fan test device
The maximum speed of the measured ID-COOLING IS-55 standard fan is about 2048 RPM, the maximum static pressure is 1.46 mmH2O, and the maximum air volume is 44.5 CFM. It belongs to the normal level of this thin 12cm fan. If you are more vague about air volume, wind pressure, and system impedance, please refer to our popular science article “True Wind and Wind Pressure of Heating Fan”.
The noise testing scene is a 20 -square -meter mucopic room specially created by us. The environmental noise is at a minimum of 18.8 decibels. The fan is located in the center of the room. The distance between the noise instrument and the center of the fans is 25cm.
The noise value of the ID-curing IS-55 standard fan at full speed is 39.3 DBA. The noise value after installing it to the radiator is 41.4 DBA, which is relatively quiet. The noise test can only be used as a reference, which is related to the user’s use environment and the chassis style.
As a product of the relative entry of the PC installation, there are actually many options on the market. Even you do n’t need to buy it. The box CPU is given one. The air-cooled radiator is rarely available, and the heat dissipation can be used, and it is relatively short, even less, so under this prerequisite, ID-con-counter-55 One.
It is only a total height of 55cm, which is just stuck within the high range of many new ITX chassis CPU radiator. In terms of heat dissipation capabilities, it can also cope with the heat dissipation needs of the new generation of medium-end CPUs. It is still very enthusiastic about ITX players. In addition, ID-cooling is more convenient and intimately installed, and it also makes the installation less toss.
Of course, there may still be a price of about 200 yuan for this product. The heat dissipation effect is not as good as a 100 yuan radiator, is it too cost -effective? You should know that for ITX installation, the radiator must be installed first and then talk about heat dissipation performance. Therefore, the ID-cooling IS-55 still needs to understand its value in the eyes of real ITX players.
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