DeepCool AK620 Digital CPU cooler review

DeepCool's AK620 Digital CPU cooler combines a unique Digital Display with excellent performance, but its noise level could be better.

DeepCool AK620 Digital CPU cooler review
Published by José @ PC Game Spotlight 9 months ago

DeepCool AK620 Digital CPU Cooler Review

Our DeepCool AK620 Digital review takes an in-depth look at this powerful and feature-packed CPU cooler. It’s got a lot going on, with a Digital Display on top to showcase both CPU temperature and utilization statistics, rather than just being a bog standard CPU cooler. A bit of a shame about the vibration issues we encountered in the first sample we tested, but the second one seems to be on top form.

The DeepCool AK620 Digital features six copper heatpipes and a nickel-plated copper CPU block to deliver efficient heat transfer. This is paired with a checkerboard matrix design that aims to help it cover a wider area and improve cooling performance. It’s compatible with RAM modules up to 43mm in height, with the option to adjust the fan position for taller RAM.

I’ve tested a lot of cooling solutions over the years, including the best high-end CPU coolers to handle Intel’s Core i9-13900K. AMD’s Ryzen 7 7700X is a beast in its own right, so I’m keen to see how well this cooler can handle the demands of its overclocking.

DeepCool AK620 Digital Specs

Here are the DeepCool AK620 Digital specs:

  • Power Consumption: 6W
  • Rated Voltage: 12VDC
  • Fan Speed: 500-1800 RPM
  • Noise Level: 17.8-30.1 dBA

DeepCool AK620 Digital Testing

Tom’s Hardware tests high-end CPU cooling solutions by conducting tests under low noise levels and default power limits, before performing power-limited scenarios to assess performance at higher thermal loads. Testing is performed at a 23C ambient room temperature.

DeepCool AK620 Digital Performance

The DeepCool AK620 Digital scores well in most tests, with efficient heat transfer and a checkerboard matrix contributing to solid results. It’s worth noting that the LGA1700 socket bending issue can affect cooling performance, but Thermalright’s LGA 1700 contact frame should help mitigate it.

Our first sample unfortunately had vibration issues, which had the knock-on effect of affecting noise levels. This was particularly noticeable during testing under low noise levels, where it was the noisiest of all the coolers. The second sample seems to be on top form, however, and the scores are comparable to the likes of the Thermalright True Quattro.

The only area where the DeepCool AK620 Digital falls short of the best is price, and that’s not entirely surprising considering the features on offer.

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