Conclusion: I must admit I have been totally taken aback by how good the Corsair H55 actually is. I know that CPU cooler performance varies by platform and architecture, Ivy Bridge thrives on the ability to remove heat quickly due to high transistor density and low overall heat output whereas X58 thrives on the ability to remove large amounts of heat due to a medium transistor density and very high overall heat output.
Conclusion: We’ve taken a look at high-end liquid coolers and today we have been taking a look at the lower-end. Having been impressed by the Hydro Series before are we in for more of the same? H55 competes with rival air coolers which are deemed premium. With comparable results to that of Noctua NH-D14 and Alpenfohn K2, H55 offers a great alternative to air cooling.
Pros: + Good performance, + Easy to install, + No memory clearance issues, + 5 years warranty
Excerpt: 134 Flares 134 Flares × Today we are going to look at one of Corsair’s latest liquid CPU coolers, the H55. This is an improved version of the existing H50 cooler which is popular with those looking for a high performance cooler at a very reasonable price point. We look forward to seeing how it fares in our tests.