Today we looked at the performance of the ADATA XPG LEVANTE 360 Cooler and stacked it up against various competitors that we’ve previously reviewed to see how it would perform with its 18 cores clocked to 4.7GHz dumping 500w of heat into it. We’ll recap the performance below and see how the ADATA XPG LEVANTE 360 stood up to the heat in our kitchen!
Summary of Temperatures
From a temperature performance perspective, when the fans were at or above 1500 RPM, the ADATA XPG LEVANTE 360 did a reasonable job keeping our Intel 10980XE in check at stock clocks. Moving up to a mild overclock (representing about 350W of power), the XPG LEVANTE 360 struggled to keep its cool. At our test bench’s maximum overclock, the XPG LEVANTE 360 boiled over and was not able to complete the test.
Overall, the XPG LEVANTE is a reasonable performer when its fans are spinning at 1500 RPM or above. Once the fans head down below that, the radiator gets heat soaked and thermal performance starts to suffer in a nearly exponential manner. This can be compensated for by setting your fan curves a bit more aggressively for this cooler compared to other AIOs that we’ve looked at in the past.
Summary of Sound Levels
The ADATA XPG LEVANTE 360 was one of the quietest AIOs to cross our test bench. From a subjective perspective, it is on par with the much more expensive MSI MEG CORELIQUID S360. At full blast, it quietly announced its cooling power at 47.4 dB(A) but quickly stepped down to inaudible as it sunk below 1500 RPM.
As discussed in the temperature section, for full load cooling you’ll need to be at or above 1500 RPM, but at least that cooling level can be achieved very quietly.
Looking at the charts, there’s a bit to unpack here with the XPG LEVANTE 360‘s performance. First of all, the AIO is based on Asetek’s 7th Generation AIO platform and when we say based on, we mean, it IS the platform without any visible modifications other than XPG’s fan selection.
Looking at its thermal performance and using the jump to conclusions mat, one might try to conclude that this is the worst-performing 360mm AIO that we’ve seen. However, the thermals don’t tell the entire story here – the aforementioned fan selection by XPG is the cause of the thermal performance, but at the same time, is responsible for its superior noise performance.
The other thing to consider is the overall aesthetic that you’re trying to achieve with your build. Out of all the RGB fans that have been on our bench for AIO testing, the XPG LEVANTE 360’s are quite attractive with the solid ring around the outside and plenty of RGB on the inside that is differentiated by the fan blades.
With all this considered, we have an interesting package of a quiet, decent performer that looks good while doing it. It’s not going to win any overclocking competitions compared to other options but is a good selection if you value having a quiet RGB gaming rig. Finally, considering the price, at $179.99 that we see at the time of publication, it provides a decent value, especially if it checks the boxes that you’re looking for in your next cooler.