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Geometric Future Squama 2505 Review

Introduction

With their Squama 2505, Geometric Future promises exceptional performance at peak Static Pressure! Let's find out how well they truly perform in a general use case!

 

 

Positive

  • Extreme Static Pressure
  • Excellent Build Quality
  • Design

Neutral

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Negative

  • Loud
  • Noise-to-Performance should be better

 

 

What's in the Box?

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Geometric Future's Squama 2505 Fans are available in 3 different variations. A Black- with ARGB, a White- with ARGB, and a Black outer frame with a Yellow painted inner frame. 

For the purpose of this video, we will be focusing on a triple-pack of the Yellow variant. If yellow is not your thing, keep in mind that performance and other specs will remain identical, with the only difference being that the White and Black version have their central fan piece illuminated and that they come with an included ARGB controller.

 

GM-Squama-2505-unboxed

 

A triple pack of Squama 2505 is coming inside a well-designed little carton box. Inside we will find 3x Squama 2505 Fans, accompanied by 3x sets of fan screws and a surprisingly huge amount of cable extensions.

 

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However, instead of being solely cable extensions, each of them offers a splitter at the fan end. This makes it incredibly easy to extend the pack or install each of them using a single header on the motherboard. However, additionally, to the included extensions, each squama fan comes with a 15cm long PWM cable attached to the fan, with its own splitter. 

 

Name Geometric Future Squama 2503
Size 120x120x25mm
Speed 2000RPM
Airflow 91.3CFM
Static Pressure 4.28mm/H2O
Noise <35db
Connection PWM / (ARGB if ARGB version)
Bearing Not Specified
RGB Only on ARGB Version ( Central area illuminated )

Installation

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Installing a Squama fan is as easy as for any other fan. Place the fan where it is supposed to be, and screw in the screws while enjoying the additional noise and vibration absorption thanks to the rubber corners.

 

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From there, we are only left with connecting the fan(s). Each Fan comes with a 15cm long PWM cable with an additional splitter. By using one of the included extensions, we can enlarge this to a total of 65cm with 2 new PWM headers being added.

However, in case you would like to install multiple Squama fans in a row, we can make use of the PWM splitter at the Fan end. The 15cm long splitter is sized in a way that you can daisy-chain multiple fans in a row whilst keeping the amount of overhanging cable to a minimum.

Appearance

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With half the industry coming with all-black fans, the Squama 2505s are finally offering something new.

The inner side of the fan frame is painted in a Yellow- finish, providing them with some uniqueness. 

If this looks appealing to you, you will have to decide for yourself, however, we can confirm that it does not look cheap at all.

 

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Another interesting aspect is Geometric Future's Squama Aerodynamic fan frame design. The inside of the fan frame and the end of each wing is plastered with little hexagonal notches. Similarly to Noctua's Microstructures, those little indentations are designed to avoid the creation of turbulences and thus allow the fan to push the air through the fan without additional restriction. Resulting in better airflow and lower noise.

Benchmark

We benchmarked the Squama 2505 using our usual setup. Whilst letting them run at their max speed, they managed to keep the CPU at 43.9°C, placing them just in front of be quiet's Light Wing 140 High Speed or Phanteks T30 in Performance mode. Clearly, they are able to push a lot of air, and thanks to their extremely high static pressure, they ended up at the top portion of the chart.

 

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On the Noise-to-Performance chart, however, we had to witness that this level of high performance did come at the cost of noise.

Although they were able to push the temp down significantly further than most other fans, once the other ones were able to catch up, they struggled to stay in the lead.

Overall, they managed to perform similarly to an Arctic P12, once the fan speed was pushed down low enough.

 

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Conclusion

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Looking from a Max-Performance standpoint, the Squama 2505s are real monsters. Pushing air at 4.28mm/H2O is no joke, and the Max-Performance result clearly reflects that.

However, as far as general use cases, like as a case fan, they seem to be overpowered, with their noise-to-performance rating being the biggest issue.

 

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As far as build quality is concerned, there is nothing to nag about. They have the same level of rigidity as their 2503 counterparts, and the black-yellow color finish is something that we definitely liked.

 

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However, we wouldn't recommend them as your next pair of case fans. We can see those types of fans being incredibly useful for extremely thick and dense radiators. But as far as case fans are concerned, we would recommend taking a look at Geometric Future's Squama 2503. Although they cannot push the temps as low, their noise-to-performance ratio looks a lot better.

 

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Introduction
What's in the Box?
Installation
Appearance
Benchmark
Conclusion
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