Alpenfohn Black Ridge Review

Alpenfohn Black Ridge CPU cooler is 47mm in height and features 6 copper heat pipes for cooling. The Black Ridge only supports Low Profile RAM with max height of 35mm. An additional 120mm fan can be mounted on top of the Black Ridge cooler, giving a max height of 62 / 72mm dependant upon the top fan thickness.


MODEL Alpenfohn Black Ridge (rev.C)
DIMENSIONSL: 122 x W: 122 x H: 47mm (including 15mm fan)
MATERIALS6x copper heat-pipes, copper base ( black nickel plated), aluminium cooling fins
COMPATIBILITYIntel: 115X/1200/1700
FANS1x 92x15mm (2800RPM)


Testing is carried out on BC1 Mini v2 (open testbench), using the following hardware, in 20°C ambient room temperature. We noise normalised the cooler fan speed to 35dBA at distance of 50cm. This helps eliminate brute force cooling from higher RPM fans.

CASEBC1 Mini v2 (Open Testbench)
MOTHERBOARDRog Strix B650E-I Gaming WiFi (paid link)
CPUR5 7600X / R7 7700X (paid links)
CPU COOLERAlpenfohn Black Ridge (paid link)
PSU Extreme 850R (paid link)
RAM32GB Gskill DDR5, 6000MHz, CL30 (paid link)


We use Cinebench R23 multicore (stability test), for period of 30 minutes. This provides worse case scenario for a given CPU. CPU coolers are tested across range of CPU’s for data validation and to reduce risk of errors in testing. This also helps account for variables between CPU platforms.