Thermalright have popular arsenal of Air cooling Solution from many years. Since 2001 they started manufacturing the Computer dedicated cooling solution and today they have well established name in the sector of Air cooling. Despite of trendy AIO cooling, there is still so much headroom for air cooling to offer extensive amount of performance which can compete with Top Tier Liquid cooling.
Thermalright with their new release Le Grand Macho Cooler, refresh their cooling lineup by great margin. The new induction to Thermalright lineup is a massive air cooler design, that I may consider it first of its kind, at least to my experience. Thermalright coolers are actually known for quieter operations and prestigious performance under extensive pressure. They have history of excellence with Silver Arrow CPU coolers which undoubtedly were one of the most efficient cooling solutions for CPU ever manufactured. But here we have Thermalright’s latest CPU Cooler for testing.
Today I will look at Thermalright LE Grand Macho RT cooling performance, It’s not only massive cooler design but unique in its kinds. A surprising new design from thermalright paired with Ty-147B fan. In addition, The heatsink got 7 heat pipes for controlling maximum heat out of it. However, we’ll have to see the real impact of 7 heat pipes on controlling heat along with 140mm Fan
The cooler arrived in a Beautiful Green Box, I must admit that Thermalright have done something unique which we haven’t experienced in other cooling brands. The other side of box giving us features and informational stuff related to product.
I opened the box, there are a lot of accessories along with cooler. Includes Backplate, screws, thermal paste, installation manual. The cooler itself An amazing piece of Art.
A Closer Look
The Top of Heatsink looks pure Black with shining heat pipes edging. one of the design factor here is that cooler itself cannot stand at its own on bottom metal surface instead due to one sided broadened heatsink. There is almost no balance of heatsink. So I placed accessories box just under edge of heatsink fins to settle it.
The bottom looks unique due to bent 7 x 6mm heatpipes config.
We have setup after installation of cooler. Looking beautiful. There is zero incompatibility towards DIMMs or RAM since the Fin are lean backward.
Thermalright TY-147A SQ Cooling Fans
Thanks to Thermalright for sending us additional cooling fans. We received in dedicated box and packaging. Model TR TY-147A SQ fans.
Accessories includes Anti-Vibration mounts, 4 installation screws and a 3 Pin to Molex converter along.
Fans are in great shape. representing Companies identity at middle on motor. The blades are painted white, while the frame is black as usual. Final looks of Fan and thermalright cooler after installing and running the system. I am amazed with the look, the white fan scheme worth paying attention. Simply gorgeous.
Test Setup and Methods
Overview of Testing method
- Temperature test run Prime95 and AIDA64 CPU stress Tests
- All the test run long for about 10 minutes
- Maximum and Minimum Temperature readings used in charts
- I always used Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Paste.
- Ambient Temperature is 34C
- There is a 1% error of margin in Ambient
- Noctua Thermal Paste is used for Testing
- RealTemp – For Monitoring Temperatures
- HWiNFO32 – For Monitoring Temperatures and voltages
- AI Suite III – For Controlling and Monitoring Fan Speed
- Prime95 version 25.11 – For Max Load
- AIDA64 Extreme 4.7v – For Typical Load
Charts Speak for itself.
- High Performance
- Full RAM Compatibility
- 7 Heat Pipes
- Silent operation
- Unique Design
- Competitive Price
- No Extra Fan Clips
- May not enough Room for Second Fan
Although the heatsink looks huge in its kind but it is really not as heavy as any of you think. Due to unique design, RAM clearance is no issue. After installing heatsink fan, there was a marginal space between DIMM slot and cooler. It never tries to discourage the installation of Memory Modules. So Thermalright leave no restrictions for user who willing to populate all RAM Slots.
We have seen few other Top tier Coolers right now available in the market have undoubtedly the best performance. Thermalright is no less than any other prestigious performers. The cooling potential is absolutely great and with 7 heat pipes in addition to Ty -14YB fan operating at 1300 RPM blowing the air out of crucial area. Thermalright Le Grand Macho didn’t topped our charts and our testing procedure, however it does deliver exceptionally solid cooling performance and stand at really closer to noctua Cooler.
Box contained above standard bundle of accessories offering compatibility to all sockets yet so far. The 151 spacer is also included in bundle to handle 1151 socket. With those bundle of accessories with cooler makes thing complicated to understand. However the installation was simple and easy. Installation manual was helped the installation part. At $79 it seems Cooling solution competing not only in Performance but the in price margin as well.