Deepcool AS500 PLUS WH CPU Cooler Review

In this segment we see the behavior of temperature as affected by the type of work the CPU is doing. The chart shows us the frequency the CPU is running at  along with the power and temperature reading. The darker the color in the chart, the more consistent it is in that value range. The frequency is denoted by the blue line and is read according to the right vertical axis. The left vertical axis denote power and temperatures.

This test uses OCCT stress test to perform the work as detailed below:

  • 5-minute pilot idle period
  • a 15-minute SSE stress test (extreme mode, steady load, small data set)
  • 5-min. idle
  • a 15-minute AVX stress test (extreme mode, steady load, small data set)
  • 5-min break
  • a 30-min AVX2 stress test (normal mode, variable load, large data set)

The chart will show any throttling on the CPU indicated by lowered frequency on the blue line while also showing the operational frequency of the specific workload. We can also see how fast the cooling drop back the CPU to idle temperatures. Take note that AMD and Intel will have different thermal ranges as well as overall power usage which is affected by how the motherboard tunes the CPU to behave under specific workloads.

Deepcool AS500 PLUS WH CPU Cooler Review -

Deepcool AS500 PLUS WH CPU Cooler Review -