Excerpt: ASUS is mainly known for their motherboards, but in the past couple of years they have expanded their product lines to include many other PC peripherals. This expansion has made ASUS one of the world's largest manufacturers of PC components. ASUS has now started to design and manufacture high performance CPU coolers too.
Conclusion: While Asus may not be the first to come to mind when it comes to CPU cooling to most people, my perception of Asus' thermal solution products greatly changed when I took a look at the Asus Arctic Square back in May. Last month, I received an Asus Silent Knight II cooler along with the incredible Asus P5E3-Deluxe/WiFi-AP@n motherboard based on the Intel X38 chipset.
Excerpt: Recently at Tech-Reviews, we have a reviewed a few budget coolers. So today we have gone to the other end of the spectrum, right in at the top, and we have ourselves a high end CPU cooler up for review. Let’s see whether this increase in cost leads to big benefits in the cooling department. Time to introduce the product itself; I give you the ASUS Silent Knight II, kindly sampled by QuietPC.
Excerpt: The Silent Knight II is a bulky affair at 95mm high, but will pay dividends if your PC does a passable impression of a taxiing airliner. Installation is straightforward (although you'll need to remove your motherboard to fit the backplate), and its performance left us in no doubts as to the benefits of those six copper heatpipes.
Summary: Рассмотренный сегодня кулер ASUS Silent Knight II делает очень серьезную заявку на участие в лиге авангардных систем воздушного охлаждения! Практически во всем скоростном диапазоне, за исключением максимально обесшумленного рабочего режима, он демонстрирует достойную результативность, вполне приличествующую продуктам хай-эндового класса, и успешно соперничает со многими именитыми конкурентами от передовых кулеростроителей.