NZXT Kraken X52 Review

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Dogbert666 22nd December 2016, 21:27 Quote
Apologies - we made an error when testing this cooler originally. This has since been rectified and the results and final page have now been updated as a result. Here is the update repeated from the final page:

Update 22/12/2016: Unfortunately, we recently discovered an error in our CPU cooler testing that originated with this article. To test this cooler, we updated our three test systems to Windows 10. After this, we accidentally installed and used a newer version of Prime95 (27.7) than we had originally been using (26.6). The newer version has AVX instructions can dramatically increase the heat output of modern CPUs, thus rendering the original results we published here incomparable with the others in the charts. Upon discovering and verifying this error yesterday, we immediately took down the article. We have since retested the cooler on all three test platforms, and these are the results you now see. Only the LGA1150 results changed significantly (improvement of 5°C or 6°C over the old results), while those of the LGA2011 and AMD AM3+ systems did have some changes, but not outside of the typical margin of error (2°C). This page has also been updated to take heed of the newer results and current pricing, although the overall verdict remains unchanged. We sincerely apologise for this lapse in conscientiousness, but wanted to be as transparent as possible with you and took action as soon as we discovered the error.
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