Same situation, the Thermalright Ultima-90l keeps up. The only situation where the Thermalright Ultima-90l struggles is in passive use – Which is because of its size. It’s simply not big enough to be used in passive mode. But in any other situations the cooler is impressive.
Last thing to test is the difference between the 92mm and a 120mm fan. We do this, because the cooler supports both fan sizes. We only look at the performance in load with full fan speed.
It’s easy to tell from this little test, that the difference is minute. Changing to a 120mm will add 2.8cm to the coolers height, which destroys one of the Thermalright Ultima-90l’s advantages – The small size. I see no reason for using the 120mm fan. Normally we test the noise level, but since the Thermalright Ultima-90l doesn’t include a fan, it’s hard to comment on this. But with the choice of buying either a 92mm or 120mm, everyone should be able to find something for their needs.
Conclusion: In this test we’ve reviewed the Thermalright Ultima-90l – a compact cooler with a really good performance. It is hard to find anything negative about the Thermalright Ultima-90l cooler, the only thing we miss is a bundled fan. Also the price is in the high end, at 360kr without a fan.
Even though the price is high, it’s not like throwing money out the window when buying the Thermalright Ultima-90. You get a very compact cooler which is more than capable of keeping ones CPU cold.
• Small size • Good performance • Supports 92mm and 120mm fan’s