Deepcool AS500 PLUS WH CPU Cooler Review

Deepcool AS500 PLUS WH CPU Cooler Review -
DeepCool AS500 PLUS WH CPU Cooler Review

Reviewing coolers is a very divided topic so its best to always serve with as much context as possible. In our 2021 revision for our cooler testing, we will be using an open test bench to test coolers. We’ll detail this in another article as this will serve as the first test out of this revision but due to the incredible number varying cases, how they’re design and oriented as well as the stock fans that come with today’s modern chassis, there proves to be more variation in a case situation than in a test bench. That being said, much like many of our testing where we look at performance primarily, my test methodology looks at these coolers when used in the best possible scenario.

The other variable is overclocking. We previously tested coolers on fixed-voltage and fixed-frequency setups. In today’s setup, that proves to add another variable as the large array of motherboards or even the actual applications thereof will heavily vary. That said, we take the top CPUs from both Intel and AMD and test them various loading scenarios.

Back2Gaming is proud to work with OCCT to be our partner for this test. Which allows us to set various stress loads without using mixed-load benches like AIDA64. OCCT allows granular control on the testing.

It also features monitoring and logging for troubleshooting problems and performance analysis as well. OCCT is available as a free download for all users with a paid version for power users and businesses.

Deepcool AS500 PLUS WH CPU Cooler Review -
OCCT Stress Test and Benchmark by OCBase

Test Systems

Test System Configuration (Intel)
CPU Intel Core i9-10900K
Motherboard ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XII Extreme
Cooling As listed
Graphics Card ZOTAC GeForce RTX 3080 Trinity OC
Storage Corsair MP600 1TB
Power Supply FSP Hydro G Pro 1000W
Case OpenBench Table Community Edition

 

Test System Configuration (AMD)
CPU AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Motherboard ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII FORMULA
Cooling As listed
Graphics Card ZOTAC GeForce RTX 3080 Trinity OC
Storage Corsair MP600 1TB
Power Supply FSP Hydro G Pro 1000W
Case OpenBench Table Retail Edition