If we try to describe a contemporary CPU air cooling solution in simplest terms, we can say that it consists of a heatsink built on 3-6 copper heatpipes with an array of copper or aluminum plates and one or two fans cooling this whole thing. In reality, it is nearly exactly like that, although there is the whole bunch of heatsinks of different shapes and fans of different types, as well as numerous combinations of both. Of course, there is a logical question: how can the manufacturer fight this cut-throat competition and make their products more appealing for potential customers? I believe there are three possible solutions to this problem.
First, they have to design if not the most efficient then at least an extremely efficient cooler that will sell at an affordable price. This is pretty difficult to accomplish taking into account the already existing super-coolers. Second, they can design an attractive-looking with appealing shape and additional features such as fan LEDs, decorative elements, etc. This is a much easier task, because the potential buyers of solutions like that care not too much about the efficiency as well as price. And third option is to design and manufacture a cooling solution with the most attractive price-to-efficiency ratio, which should logically help the maker win the largest maker take over a more mainstream market segment than in the first two cases (and at a lower investment cost).
Asus Company decided to take advantage of the first two options and introduced two cooling solutions about a year ago: Axe Square AMAzing and Triton 88. We have been trying to get these samples for review for a while and finally our efforts and persistence were rewarded. Today we are proud to offer you a detailed review and testing of these two very interesting cooling solutions. Although each of them is interesting for its own target group and in its own way. But let’s start from the very beginning.