Raijintek Juno X
Raijintek biedt nu de Juno X aan, een kleine "top-blow" koeler tegenover een hele mooie prijs
- Radial fan ontwerp
- TDP > 70W
- Semi-transparent fans
- LED licht effect
- Dimension Heatsink: 110×110×50 mm
- Weight Heatsink: 130 g
- Material: Aluminum alloy
- Possible LED colors: Blue, Green, Red, without LEDs
- Fan dimension: 92×92×25 mm
- Speed: 1200~2500 RPM
- Air Flow: 52 CFM
- Pressure: 0.94 mmH2O
- Noise: 26 dBA +- 10%
- Mooi ontwerp
- De prestaties zijn beter dan verwacht
- De LEDs zijn krachtig
- Meegeleverde koelpasta is niet goed
- Geen RGB LED versie
Raijintek is offering with the new Juno X a minimalistic top-blow cooler. Declared by the manufacturer to be working fine for up to 70W TDP, it is mainly designed as a replacement for the boxed coolers of AMD and Intel.
The design itself kind of looks like Intel’s stock cooler, but regarding visual appearance, the Juno X is way ahead.
The semi-transparent fan blades are nice to look at and they accentuate the LED in the center quite nicely.
The assembly itself is quite easy. For AMD boards, the heatsinks bracket just has to be fitted to the pre-installed mounting points. For Intel boards on the other hand the box contains a mounting kit that is as easy to use as the stock cooler, since there is no need for screws at all.
Just listed on Raijintek’s homepage the Juno X will available around mid-June for 9,90€.
Since visual appearance doesn’t tell us anything about the performance, we took a look at them as well. We used an AMD Ryzen 5 1600, which should be a perfect fit with its alleged 65W TDP. Since the TDP of Ryzen processors is doubted quite often, we did a second set of test with an old i3 2100, which is specified as having 65W TDP as well. The corresponding stock cooler (Intel E97379-001) has a max TDP of 73W and should give us a nice baseline to work with.
The core temperatures after 20 minutes full load (Prime95 small ffts) were measured.
If we assume that the i3 really delivers 65W under load, we can see two things:
- The cooling performance of the Juno X parallels the stock cooler and is therefore a bit higher than the stated 70W.
- Even though a Ryzen 5 1600 produces (with activated boost) more heat than a Core i3 2100, which is also specified as having a TDP of 65W, it can be easily cooled under full load by the Juno X.
Let’s get something out of the way first: The included thermal compound was discarded after the first tests. Not only was the consistency odd (oily liquid and a white, granular, mass) but the results were nowhere near acceptable. For all listed results Arctic MX-4 was used. This decision turned out to be right since we did get the temperatures down by 6 degrees. Therefore we’d recommend everyone interested in the Juno X to get your own paste.
Besides this the performance was decent. Even a Ryzen 5 1600 with activated boost gave us no trouble at all, even though the 65W TDP are only valid with said boost being inactive.
Of course the Raijintek Juno X is not a cooler with much headroom for overclocking, but as a replacement for the stock cooler (or after buying a try CPU) it’s worth taking a look at this little buddy. Performance, as well as design, are quite good. Only one desirable thing is left: An RGB-Version.