Compare: NH-U12S Redux vs Freezer 34 eSports

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Noctua NH-U12S Redux

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Arctic Freezer 34 eSports

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Displayed below are comprehensive data and graphs that compare the Noctua NH-U12S Redux to the Arctic Freezer 34 eSports, 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
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X (Pick Another CPU)

CPU Cooler Details

Metric Cooler 1: NH-U12S Redux Cooler 2: Freezer 34 eSports
Cooler Name NH-U12S Redux Freezer 34 eSports
Fan 1 Name NF-P12 redux-1700 PWM BioniX P120
Manufacture Rated dBa 25.1 18.0
Number of Heat Pipes 4 4
Full Size (WxHxD): 125x158x45 mm 124x157x88 mm
Heatsink (WxHxD) 124x108x45 mm 124x108x48 mm
Air Cooler Rating: Install 8 (Easy) 6 (Moderate)
Manufacture's Link NH-U12S Redux Manufacture's Link Freezer 34 eSports Manufacture's Link

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Fan Details for CPU Cooler:

Fan 1

Metric Cooler 1 Cooler 2
Fan Name NF-P12 redux-1700 PWM BioniX P120
Fan Location Front Front
Fan Flow Type Push Push
CPU Only Fan No No
Max RPM 1700 2100
Fan Size (mm) 120 120
Fan Width (mm) 25 27
Manufacture Rated dBa 25.1 16.5
Manufactured Rated Airflow (cmf) 70.7 67.6
Manufactured Rated Air Pressure (h2o) 2.8 2.8
Number Of Pins 4 4
PWM Fan Yes No
Bearing Type SSO Fluid Dynamic
Watts (W) 1.08 1.56
Current (A) 0.09 0.13
Max Volts 12.00 12.00

Design and Aesthetics:

NH-U12S Redux

The NH-U12S redux features a single-tower design with a slim aluminum heatsink and a single 120mm NF-P12 redux-1700 PWM fan. This design ensures efficient heat dissipation while maintaining compatibility with various system configurations, including those with tall RAM modules. Aesthetically, the NH-U12S redux adopts a more neutral gray color scheme, providing a sleek and modern appearance that complements various build themes.

Freezer 34 eSports

The Arctic Freezer 34 eSports cooler features a cool and modern design, with bright colors that make it stand out in any computer setup. Its design ensures good airflow, which helps it effectively keep your computer cool. There are two versions of this cooler: one with two fans and the one we're discussing here, which has just one fan. Despite having a smaller part that connects to the CPU compared to other coolers, it still performs exceptionally well. It can compete with other fancy coolers like the Scythe Mugen 5 Rev.B, Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro 4, and the Hyper 212.

Install Notes:

NH-U12S Redux

The NH-U12S Redux features Noctua's SecuFirm2 mounting system, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of Intel and AMD sockets and offering a straightforward installation process, typical of Noctua coolers. Clear instructions, high-quality components, and a tube of their premium NT-H1 thermal compound make it an easy and user-friendly experience, even for beginners. The cooler uses the original AMD backplate for AMD installations. However, one downside is that the cooler may stick to your CPU, and due to the screw setup, you can't slide the cooler off the CPU like with some other brands. Overall, the NH-U12S Redux offers a relatively hassle-free installation process.

Freezer 34 eSports

The installation process of the Freezer 34 eSports cooler is somewhat complex yet manageable, thanks to its user-friendly mounting system that is compatible with a variety of Intel and AMD sockets. It utilizes the default AMD backplate, secured with four independent screws, which then connect to the cooler mounting system. However, due to the four independent connection points, achieving a secure connection with all screws can be challenging compared to other systems that only have two. Furthermore, the cooler features a distinctive fan mounting system that attaches directly to the unit. While innovative, the placement of the fans can prove challenging, as the mounting system may detach from the cooler during fan installation. Despite these complexities, detailed instructions are provided, ensuring a smooth installation process for both first-time builders and experienced enthusiasts.

Cooling Performance:

NH-U12S Redux

The performance of the NH-U12S redux is solid, thanks to its four heat pipes that efficiently transfer heat away from the CPU and into the large fin array of the heatsink. It is suitable for a wide range of processors, from mainstream to some high-end models. While it may not offer the same level of cooling performance as the original NH-U12S, the NH-U12S redux still provides reliable cooling under various workloads and can handle moderate levels of overclocking.

Freezer 34 eSports

This cooler does an awesome job at keeping your computer from getting too hot. It can work with all sorts of CPUs, from the regular ones to the really powerful ones. It keeps everything cool even when you're doing tough tasks or playing games. Its smart design helps it work well and keeps your computer cool.

Noise Performance:

NH-U12S Redux

The NH-U12S redux maintains Noctua's commitment to quiet operation. The included 120mm NF-P12 redux-1700 PWM fan is designed for optimal airflow and low noise levels. Noctua fans are known for their excellent acoustic performance, and the NH-U12S redux upholds this reputation. Users can expect quiet cooling even during normal computer use.

Freezer 34 eSports

The Arctic Freezer 34 eSports cooler is super quiet, thanks to its special fans and the way it's designed to move air. It's so quiet that you'll hardly notice it's working, but it still does a great job at cooling your computer.


NH-U12S Redux

The Noctua NH-U12S redux is an affordable and efficient air cooler that offers good cooling capabilities and quiet operation. Its single-tower design and slim profile make it compatible with various system configurations, while its more neutral color scheme adds a modern touch. For users seeking a cost-effective cooling solution without compromising on quality, the NH-U12S redux is an excellent choice.

Freezer 34 eSports

The Arctic Freezer 34 eSports cooler is a top choice if you want something that works well, looks great, and is quiet. It's efficient, well-priced, and easy to install, making it perfect for all kinds of people who build computers, from casual users to serious gamers.

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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
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