Geometric Future Eskimo Junior Neon 36
Geometric Future might not be the most represented company out there, but with the few products they have released so far, they nailed it. Their cases are outstanding, the fans are monsters, but what about AIOs? What about the Geometric Future Eskimo Junior Neon 36?
- Very Good Performance
- Good Noise-To-Performance Ratio
- Good RGB Implementation
- Included ARGB Controller
- Proprietary cables until adaptor, just stick to standard
WHAT'S IN THE BOX?
Geometric Futures' Eskimo Junior Neon 36 comes inside the usual AIO package. Inside we will find the following items:
- Eskimo Junior Neon 36 AIO
- 3x Squama 2505 ARGB Fans
- Mounting Hardware AMD & Intel
- Thermal Paste
- Adapter for Proprietary ARGB to regular 3-Pin
- ARGB Controller
Down below you will also find a short summary of the coolers specs:
|Name||Geometric Future Eskimo Junior Neon 36|
|Dimension (Radiator)||397x120 & 27mm (Length x Width & Thickness)|
< 91,3 CFM
< 2000 RPM
|Fan Noise||< 35.06db|
|Fan Air Pressure||
Logo and thin stripe on Waterblock/pump
Center of Fans
Proprietary Daisychain - Adapted to 3-Pin ARGB afterward
|Extra||Included ARGB controller|
Thanks to the inclusion of mounting hardware compatible with newer and older sockets, the Eskimo Junior Neon 36 can be mounted on every nowadays relevant socket. Down below you will find the full compatibility list:
The 450mm long tubes of the Eskimo Junior Neon are sleeved in a seemingly high-quality nylon material whilst the ends on the water block side are adjustable. Overall their quality seems top notch and their length allows the AIO to be used in a variety of cases without us seeing any trouble during installation.
The 27mm thick and triple 120mm sized radiator has 12 water channels allowing the water to flow from one side to the other and back. At 20FPI we would describe the radiator to be slightly denser than the usual AIO.
On both ends of the Radiator, the outstanding pieces do not seem to be over or undersized and can be described as standard.
BASE & Pump
One of the most impressive features of this AIO is its water block and pump combo.
On one side, Geometric Future did a great job with the RGB implementation on here. There's a thin line going all around the water block and the thin RGB -GEO- text in the center of the block looks incredibly clean.
On the other hand, the block is absolutely massive. Painted in a reflective black at the top and matt silver going around it, it is truly a piece worth looking at.
On the bottom side, we got a 55mm square copper cold plate designed to fit even onto the biggest chips currently available.
The pump inside the combo is supposed to be spinning at up to 2800RPM using a ceramic bearing.
Overall we were very surprised at how massive the combo actually looked compared to the online available images.
The fans used on the Eskimo Junior Neon 36 are Geometric Futures' own Squama 2505 fans spinning at up to 2000RPM whilst pushing 2000 RPM at up to 91.3CFM and 4.28mm/H2O.
All three of the fans are being controlled over 4-Pin PWM for their speed and 3-Pin ARGB for the color.
Although all three fans can be daisy-chained together, this procedure is done using a slightly proprietary port. Thankfully, after all three of them are connected, we can use the included adaptor to adapt the whole chain into the widely used 3-Pin ARGB connection.
The center of the fan is also one of the AIOs more colorful aspects. Inside, there are several LEDs omitting light over the Fan wings which is then transported until the wings end. The implementation looks generally well executed and no LEDs were visible to the naked eye.
To our very surprise, we were much more impressed with the Eskimo Juniors' appearance than we expected.
The LEDs on the Fans look high-quality without being overbearing, the tubes are sleeved in a high quality nylon material, and everything looks fairly sturdy to begin with.
However, it's the small details that we did not expect to look as good. An example would be the Geometric Future text painted onto the radiator including the little yellow/orange color logo. Although it is not a lot, it does provide a little accent which is nice to look at.
But the more important appearance surprise is the AIOs water block pump combo. Not only is the RGB implementation on this one excellent, but it's sheer size suggests some major performance bumps compared to similar products.
We benchmarked the cooler using our new CPU Cooler Benchmark Machine featuring 3 different Workloads at 320, 250, and 120W.
At 120 watts going through the socket, the Eskimo Junior Neon 36 managed to keep the 13900K at 32.5°C above ambient. This positions it as a slightly weird spot, in front of the liquid freezer 36, but behind the Pure Loop 2 FX 280. Interesting to say the least.
Slowly lowering the fan speed in 10% steps allows us to create a noise-to-performance graph. Here, we can see that the Eskimo Junior 36 has one of the biggest drops in noise relative to performance that we have ever seen. Although it does not create a particularly good overall ratio, this sudden and immense drop suggests that the cooler might have a lot of potential that could be unlocked once an appropriate amount of heat is being pumped into it.
At 250 watts, things changed. keeping the CPU at 61°C above ambient, the Eskimo Junior 36 now outperforms the Pure Loop 2 FX 280, Liquid Freezer 280, and Liquid Freezer 360.
The corresponding Noise-to-Performance graph also looks much more interesting now. With more heat being generated, the Eskimo Junior is now definitely better performing than a Liquid Freezer II 360 ARGB, but it still outperformed by a Silent Loop 2 360.
The final stage of our benchmarks is the full-blown 320 watts workload. Creating this amount of heat allowed the Eskimo Junior to keep the CPU at 82.5°C above ambient, a level at which only the best AIOs are even competing. At this stage, the Eskimo Junior was just a small step behind the Silent Loop 2.
On the Noise-to-Performance graph, the Eskimo Junior 2 did not manage to keep the ratio as well as it did whilst 250 watts were being generated.
It is truly a high-performance 360mm AIO.
As far as performance alone is concerned, the Geometric Future Eskimo Junior Nein 36 is definitely comparable to the best of the best like the be quiet! Silent Loop 2 360 or Liquid Freezer II 360 ARGB.
In fact, we would even go as far as to say the Eskimo Junior outperforms the Liquid Freezer.
However, although the max performance of this AIO is impressive, we quickly realized that it does require a certain amount of heat to fully unlock its performance. While its performance at 120 watts shouldn't be considered bad, it's superiority compared to entry-level AIOs was really visible once 250 watts had to be cooled down.
Another aspect that shouldn't be forgotten nowadays is design, a category in which the Eskimo Junior also managed to score some major points.
From the accent color of the logo on the radiator to the excellent implementation of ARGB on the water block & pump combo, the cooler looks good.
Of course, the design is something that the end consumer should always decide for himself, however, as far as quality goes, the Eskimo Junor is also on par with other high-end products. The tubes are long enough for today's standard, their sleeve feels high quality, and the overall AIO makes a very sturdy impression.
All in all, we believe the Eskimo Junior is a high-quality AIO worthy of cooling down the latest i9 and R9 chips, and being built as it is, we are also considering it to be on the same level as any of the most known brands present in the market.
At around 150€ as of 06/08/2023, we believe the AIO to be on the slightly more expensive side compared to an Arctic Liquid Freezer 360, however, compared to the whole market, the price is definitely justified.
With all of that said, we can absolutely recommend the Geometric Future Eskimo Junior 36 for your next build.
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