DeepCool AK620 Digital Review (Page 4 of 4)

Page 4 - Conclusion

The DeepCool AK620 Digital may not be a revolutionary product, but it maintains its ability to beat the heat. When we compare it to the original AK620, there are several appealing upgrades. The primary change is the introduction of a large black digital panel. This covers the entire top portion of the CPU cooler and makes the unit look polished with a clean glossy black finish. It holds both a readout for CPU status as well as addressable RGB lighting strips above and below. Removing this panel reveals the second change, which is the all-black, Zero Dark version of the AK620. The combination of these two visual changes works well together. Otherwise, everything else has remained the same, including the cooler's materials, its dual-tower design, and the two included square FK120 fans. We also have the same mounting mechanism, making installation a breeze. The inclusion of a long screwdriver and a tube of thermal paste is also appreciated. When we put the DeepCool AK620 Digital to the test, it performed quite admirably. In both idle and load tests, the AK620 Digital kept up with the competition. However, there are still two things that could be improved. For one, the top panel is limited in only displaying CPU temperature or load. Secondly, the included FK120 fans are good at moving air but also get noisy under full speed. At the time of the review, the DeepCool AK620 Digital is available for $80, which represents a $17 premium over the original, and an $11 increase over the Zero Dark version. As such, if you are looking for a visual enhancement on a reliably running cooler, then the DeepCool AK620 Digital might be the one for you.

DeepCool provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.

APH Networks Review Focus Summary:
8/10 means Definitely a very good product with drawbacks that are not likely going to matter to the end user.
7/10 means Great product with many advantages and certain insignificant drawbacks, but should be considered before purchasing.
-- Final APH Networks Numeric Rating is 7.6/10
Please note that the APH Networks Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other publications.

The DeepCool AK620 Digital is another clean-looking, well-performing air cooler, now with some feature upgrades including a readout display and ARGB LED strips.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Hardware; Installation
3. Test Results
4. Conclusion