Hard OCP heeft een review gebakken van de brute Montac Arctic Cooler, die gebruik maakt van de Polar Logic technologie van HP. De Artic Cooler zit qua performance net iets onder de Alpha, maar bleek wel een heel stuk stiller te zijn. Hieronder wat uit de conlusie:
If I was sitting at home thinking about getting a new cooler for my Slot1 PIII hoping to take it to the next level, and MONEY was in the equation.... I think I would have to go with the Arctic Cooler from Montac. It is less expensive and gives great results. We have been using the "Orb" around here for months now, but have not had the kind of mounting system that Montac is making accessible to everyone. Bottom line to Montac, good work on resurrecting an "old" product that we never got to experience in the mainstream.
One thing that clearly places the Arctic Circle above the Alpha is the issue of noise. The Alpha is quite a bit louder than the Circle for sure. I don't have a decibel meter here but I would guess the Alpha is about twice as loud. The Arctic Circle might keep the roommate or significant other off your back.
Although we only show the Arctic Cooler version for the PIII, Montac is already stocking a version for the Athlon. Considering how much heat the Athlon puts off, a cooler of this capacity is almost required.
Bij de weg, deze cooler is er ook voor je Athlon.