Apart from the mounting system used, the two coolers sport identical specs and performance, the i-version featuring a retention kit compatible with LGA 2011, LGA 1155 and LGA 1156 platforms, while the A30 supports instead AMD's AM3 +, AM3, AM2 + and AM2 platforms.
Despite this difference, both of the models tip the scale at 905 grams (just under 2 pounds) and are paired together with a PWM-controlled fan measuring 120mm.
This is designed to send cool air through 48 aluminum fins that are mounted on four 8mm thick heatpies which draw the heat away from the CPU heatspreader.
Arctic usually invests a lot of effort in making its coolers as silent as possible, and things are no different with these two Freezer models that should emit about 0.3 Sones of loudness when running at full speed.
To put things in perspective, Intel’s boxed cooler for the Core i7-920 emits 1 Sone when working at its full speed while AMD’s cooler for the FX-8150 is rated at 0.8 Sones.
At the same time, the Freezer i30 and A30 should also deliver significantly lower temperatures than their boxed counterparts.
Another interesting feature of the two Freezer CPU cooler models is that the mounting kit allows them to be installed in four different directions, depending on your chassis airflow.
Arctic says that these upcoming coolers were specially designed for enthusiasts on a budget, but so far it hasn’t finalized the price of these two solutions.
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