When it comes to aftermarket coolers, there are a lot of options nowadays as more and more brands come out. Based on our observation, the trend seems to be in favor of liquid cooling solutions due to its better cooling performance compared to air cooling. However, air cooling providers aren't done yet even if some brands are seemingly shifting to AIO watercoolers. CRYORIG is one of those brands that will try to convince you to stay with air cooling solutions with their R1 Ultimate CPU cooler. Being new to the market, the R1 Ultimate cooler is one of the brand's first products. Let's see how this cooler would match up to coolers today.
So before we look into the R1 Ultimate cooler, let us know the brand first since it's likely you haven't heard of them before being that the company was just established last 2013. The members of the team that created CRYORIG have experience working with Prolimatech, Phanteks, Thermalright and other top-notch air cooler making brands. Based on our first impression on the R1 Ultimate CPU cooler, the expertise and experience does show in the product. CRYORIG's vision is very simple yet powerful and that is to make the coolest rig possible with their products.
About the R1 Ultimate Cooler
Now that you know a bit about the brand, let's move on to the cooler. CRYORIG tells you only three things about this cooler which is 'research in performance', 'perfection in details' and 'the apex of air cooling technology'. They are certainly a brand of few words. It is a dual 140mm-fan cooler, a competitor for Noctua's newly released NH-D15 we guess. If we are to use only one word about the R1 Ultimate's looks, it would be 'majestic'! Judging by the looks, CRYORIG is pretty much spot on about the three short descriptions they claim. Will it stay that way with the R1 Ultimate's performance? But first let us review the features of this majestic cooler.