ADATA has been producing computing components and accessories for over two decades and is a well-known entity in the PC component space. ADATA’s XPG (“Xtreme Performance Gear”) brand focuses on gaming hardware and accessories to boost your rig’s performance and looks.
On our test bench today, we have XPG LEVANTE 360 RGB CPU Liquid Cooler. This is ADATA’s largest AIO offering and is based on Asetek’s 7th generation AIO platform. The kit includes everything you need to cool your CPU for long gaming sessions and has a 5-year warranty.
We’re currently seeing the XPG LEVANTE 360 pricing out around $179-199 depending on your e-tailer of choice.
We will again be using our AIO test platform that is capable of putting out enough heat to make even the devil sweat. We do this to test AIO liquid cooling solutions that are likely to be used with some of today’s most demanding CPUs.
XPG LEVANTE 360 Overview
The XPG LEVANTE 360 is an all-in-one (AIO) CPU cooler that is designed to work on a wide variety of sockets. These include Intel’s LGA 115x/1200/1366/1700/2011/2066 and AMD’s AM4 and TR4 sockets. Of note, while they claim TR4 support, the bracket is not included in the kit. Overall, the XPG LEVANTE 360 covers all current-day sockets by default.
While we have the 360mm radiator version that we’re reviewing today, this AIO is also available with a 240mm radiator that sports a pair of 120mm fans. Due to the laws of thermodynamics, expect it to perform a little worse than the 360mm version we’re reviewing today, but should turn in some fairly comparable numbers.
Water Block & Pump
The water block on the XPG LEVANTE 360 measures 86x72x36mm and is made out of copper, complete with 0.15mm-thin microchannels on the inside. This makes it one of the smaller waterblocks that we’ve seen saunter across our test bench. It has room for the cold plate, pump and a LED backlit cover with XPG’s logo on it.
The pump is PWM controlled with an approximate 3,000 RPM (+/-, of course) speed at a 100% duty cycle. It pushes the water through 400mm of cooling hose to and from the radiator.
The liquid CPU cooler radiator is designed to hold three 120mm fans and measures 394x120x27mm. By our count, the aluminum radiator sports a density of 22 fins per inch and is attached to 400mm of tubing.
The included fans are XPG’s Vibrant Dual Ring fans that sport Fluid Dynamic Bearings and are rated with an MTBF of 40,000 hours at 40 degrees Celsius. These fans support a listed fan speed of 600 to 2000 RPM on their specs at a reported 34.0 dB(A). The stated maximum airflow is 61.5 CFM with a static pressure of 1.42 mm/H20.
The unique part of the fans are the 20 addressable LEDs that are used to provide RGB goodness. Each fan has a solid ring on both sides (even though one side will be hidden by the radiator) in addition to enough lights to get the center going as well. The end result here is that the included fans have much more presence in the build than the typical “shipped with an AIO” set of fans.
The fan blades are also shaped in a unique manner, which we assume is to help them increase airflow or reduce noise, but at the same time, the design causes the RGB lights to reflect off of them in a unique way.