Compare: Wraith Spire vs Frost Commander 140

AMD Wraith Spire cooler manufacture's image

AMD Wraith Spire

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Thermalright Frost Commander 140

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Displayed below are comprehensive data and graphs that compare the AMD Wraith Spire to the Thermalright Frost Commander 140, showcasing critical qualitative and performance metrics. Performance metrics are further segmented into distinct graphs while leveraging the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, illustrating how each cooler performs under various varying CPU power levels. This allows for a clear comparison of their relative performance and sound output when under different heat loads. The comparison is conducted under the following conditions:
  • Case: Praxis Wetbench
  • Ambient Temperatures: 23°C
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CPU Cooler Details

Metric Cooler 1: Wraith Spire Cooler 2: Frost Commander 140
Cooler Name Wraith Spire Frost Commander 140
Fan 1 Name Wraith Spire CPU Fan TL-C12 Pro-G
Fan 2 Name TL-D14X
Manufacture Rated dBa 48.0 30.2
Number of Heat Pipes 0 5
Full Size (WxHxD): 106x70x108 mm 140x158x121 mm
Heatsink 1 (WxHxD) 88x38x88 mm 143x120x46 mm
Heatsink 2 (WxHxD) 143x120x46 mm
Air Cooler Rating: Install 9 (Easy) 7 (Easy)
Manufacture's Link Wraith Spire Manufacture's Link Frost Commander 140 Manufacture's Link

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Link Type Cooler 1: Wraith Spire Cooler 2: Frost Commander 140

Fan Details for CPU Cooler:

Fan 1

Metric Cooler 1 Cooler 2
Fan Name Wraith Spire CPU Fan TL-C12 Pro-G
Fan Location Top Front
Fan Flow Type Push Push
CPU Only Fan No No
Max RPM 3200 1850
Fan Size (mm) 85 120
Fan Width (mm) 26 25
Manufacture Rated dBa 48.0 29.6
Manufactured Rated Airflow (cmf) 82.0
Manufactured Rated Air Pressure (h2o) 2.1
Number Of Pins 4 4
PWM Fan Yes Yes
Bearing Type Fluid Dynamic
Watts (W) 3.00
Current (A) 0.25
Max Volts 12.00

Fan 2

Metric Cooler 1 Cooler 2
Fan Name TL-D14X
Fan Location Mid
Fan Flow Type Mid
CPU Only Fan No
Max RPM 1800
Fan Size (mm) 140
Fan Width (mm) 27
Manufacture Rated dBa 30.2
Manufactured Rated Airflow (cmf) 95.5
Manufactured Rated Air Pressure (h2o) 2.3
Number Of Pins 4
PWM Fan Yes
Bearing Type Fluid Dynamic
Watts (W) 3.60
Current (A) 0.30
Max Volts 12.00

Design and Aesthetics:

Wraith Spire

The Wraith Spire cooler boasts a sleek and compact design, making it a visually appealing addition to any PC build. Its low-profile structure ensures compatibility across a range of configurations, easily fitting into cases with height constraints.

Frost Commander 140

The Frost Commander is a sleek CPU cooler with a design reminiscent of the Peerless Assassin 120. This cooler features a dual-tower heatsink with 5 heat pipes for efficient heat dissipation, and uniquely, the heat pipe ends are hidden from view. Sporting gray and silver tones, the Thermalright logo adorns the top of the heatsink. Despite its larger radiator, the Frost Commander uses a single 120mm fan in front and a 140mm fan between the heatsinks, giving it a distinct, asymmetrical look.

Install Notes:

Wraith Spire

Setting up the Wraith Spire cooler is relatively simple, thanks to its compatibility with the AMD backplate. However, some users may experience minor challenges with securing the backplate flush against the motherboard. With a little care and patience, most builders should find the installation process manageable.

Frost Commander 140

The cooler installation is quite similar to other mainstream cooler setups. However, during installation, securing the fans to the heatsink requires more effort (relative to other Thermalright offerings), which is due to the metal securing the fans requiring much more effort to place. For this reason, it's also a lot easier to slightly bend the heatsink fins, but this can be fixed by bending it back with a credit card.

Additionally, like other mainstream coolers, the Frost Frost Commander faces challenges in uninstalling when trying to break the thermal paste seal between the cooler and CPU, as it doesn't easily slide or twist off. This can be an issue if the thermal paste forms a strong bond.

Cooling Performance:

Wraith Spire

The Be Wraith Spire cooler does a good job of keeping your computer cool, especially for the CPUs it's made for. It might not be the best choice for super powerful processors, but it keeps temperatures stable for most people, even when gaming.

Frost Commander 140

The Frost Commander delivers impressive performance for its size, rivaling premium cooler offerings. Capable of cooling some of the more powerful CPUs without being overly bulky, this cooler can also manage overclocking for specific CPUs. As a result, the Frost Commander is a strong contender for a wide variety of computer setups.

Noise Performance:

Wraith Spire

Compared to other coolers, the Be Wraith Spire cooler isn't too loud. It's not the quietest option, but it won't be too annoying while you use your computer or play games.

Frost Commander 140

Featuring two differently sized fans, this cooler generates above-average noise levels relative to the cooling it provides, unlike quieter options such as the NH-D15 or the Peerless Assassin 120. If you're seeking a quieter setup, you might want to explore alternative options that better suit your needs.


Wraith Spire

The Wraith Spire cooler is a good option if you need an affordable, reliable cooler for your computer. It might not be the best at cooling or being quiet, but it's a good balance of price, performance, and easy installation. Overall, the Wraith Spire cooler is a worthy contender in the budget cooling market.

Frost Commander 140

The Frost Commander is a sleek, dual-tower CPU cooler with an asymmetrical design, featuring 5 heat pipes for efficient heat dissipation and a unique hidden heat pipe end design. It offers impressive performance, capable of cooling powerful CPUs and handling overclocking, making it a strong contender for various computer setups. However, with two differently sized fans, it generates above-average noise levels compared to quieter alternatives, so those seeking a quieter setup may want to consider other options.

AMD 5800X CPU Box Image

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

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CPU Details:

Metric Value
Brand AMD
Cooler Name Ryzen 7 5800X
CPU Socket AM4
Cores 8
Thread Count 16
Max Temperature 90°C
Base Clock 3.8GHz
Max Boost Clock 4.7GHz
Cache L1
Cache L2 4MB
Cache L3 32MB
Processor Power Base 105W
Manufacture's Link Ryzen 7 5800X Manufacture's Link

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