AORUS has managed to do something that is a bit rare with air cooling. Using an Intel Core i9-10900K, it put its premium air cooler to the test in Prime 95 with impressive results. In the last year, we’ve seen some gigantic-looking CPU coolers emerge, but this one, while still large, has managed to retain a nice aesthetic. And it doesn’t just look good; it really managed to get the job done. Encroaching on the realm of liquid cooling, the ATC800 allowed the CPU to hit 5.1 GHz on all cores. Jackson Hsu, Director of the GIGABYTE Channel Solutions Product Development Division, had this to say about the AORUS ATC800:
Our liquid cooling products with i9 10900K CPU have accomplished all-core at 5.2 GHz under the burn-in test, which is attractive to many users. However, there are also comparatively more constraints on liquid cooling to make users hesitate. . .
GIGABYTE AORUS ATC800 tower fan makes use of fin thermal pad, 6 Direct-Touch Heatpipes, each 6 mm in diameter, dual ball bearing structure, and our unique fan blade design, for superior heat dissipation. All of these features are not only designed for users to overclock their Intel® Core™ i9-10900K CPUs to all cores at 5.1 GHz under the Prime 95 burn-in test but definitely fulfills all kinds of needs for CPU heat dissipation. The easy display of the temperature function and fashionable appearance is also essential to why people are enthusiastic about AORUS.
- Rated Voltage: 12 V
- Rated Current: 0.12 A
- Fan Speed: 600 – 2000 RPM±10%
- Bearing Type: 2 Ball Bearing
- Weight: 1010g
- CPU Socket: Intel Socket 2066 , 2011, 1366, 1156, 1155, 1151, 1150, 1200
AMD Socket AM4, FM2+, FM2, FM1, AM3+, AM3, AM2+, AM2
- TDP: >250W
- Dimensions: (LxWxH)L139 x W107 x H163 mm
- Heat Sink: Material 6 x 6mm Copper Direct Heat Pipes, Aluminum Fins
- Fan Dimensions: 120 x 25 mm x 2pcs
- Fan Air Flow: 14.05 – 51.7 CFM
- Fan Air Pressure: 0.18 – 2.0 mm H2O
- Fan Life Expectancy: 70,000 Hours
- Noise Level: 18 ~ 31 dBA
- ConnectorFan: 4-Pin, USB 2.0
- Power Consumption: 1.44 W
- Fan Control Mode: PWM / DC
There is a disclaimer in the specs stating that in order to fully support CPU TEMP /RPM Indicator functions, it is recommended to use a GIGABYTE motherboard. Fans of AMD products should take note that the ATC800 is also compatible with a wide range of AMD processors. This premium cooler does, however, come with a premium price: $115 to $138.