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Raidmax LS360 Infinita

INTRODUCTION

There are numerous AIOs on the market. Some of them are good, some not. Let's take a closer look at the Raidmax LS360 Infinita and find out where it lies on the spectrum of 360mm AIOS. Equipped with 3 RGB fueled fans, let us hope for the best!

 

POSITIVE

  •  

NEUTRAL

  • Installation was okay

NEGATIVE

  • sub 360 Performance
  • sub 360 Noise-to-Performance
  • Price doesn't score additional points

WHAT'S IN THE BOX?

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Although differently advertised on their website, our unit of the LS360 came with an LGA 1700 mounting bracket included. Therefore we assume that the LS360s that are shipped out nowadays have been updated, but the website hasn't been yet. Assuming that we are right, a new unit should come with the following items:

  • LS360 Infinita AIO
  • Mounting Hardware AMD & Intel
  • Thermal Paste

Down below you will also find a short summary of the coolers specs:

Name Raidmax Infinita LS360 ARGB
Dimension (Radiator) 394x120 & 27mm (Length x Width & Thickness)
Fan

Inhouse Made 120mm ARGB fan

Fan Airflow

< 69.2 CFM

Fan Connection PWM
Fan Speed

< 2200 RPM

Fan Noise < 26db
Fan Air Pressure

< 3,8mm/H2O

Color

Black

White

RGB

Center of Fans

Infinity Ring in center of fans

Infinity Ring & Logo center of water block/pump

RGB Connection

Fans - 3-Pin ARGB

Ram Restriction None
Extra -

COMPATIBILITY

Due to the inconsistencies in the provided mounting hardware comparing the website and delivered package, down below you will find an adjusted compatibility list according to our suspicion:

Intel AMD
LGA1700 AM5
LGA1200 AM4
LGA115x AM3/+

INDIVIDUAL COMPONENTS

TUBES

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The tubes of the Infinita LS360 did not score any major points in our books. Being only 350mm long, they are already short to begin with. Additionally, they are wrapped in the older plasticy- feeling material which doesn't feel particularly high-quality. The final nail in the coffin was that although the tubes are adjustable at the water block, both ends are attached using an incredibly long shrinking tube. Due to said shrinking tube being non-movable, there are a few additional cms of the tube not being usable, or movable at all, leaving you with even less than 350mm of actually usable tube length.

RADIATOR

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The radiator used on the  Infinta LS360 seems to be a relatively standard triple 120mm radiator. Little can be said about it other than it being completely black.

BASE & PUMP

The water block & pump combo of the LS360 will be one of the main esthetic features of the AIO. In the center of it, there is a Raidmax logo paired with an ARGB ring going around it. Multiplying this effect indefinitely, there is an infinity mirror effect.

 

raidmax-infinita-360-design

 

Below, we will see the all-copper base responsible for transporting the heat away from the CPU.

 

The pump hidden inside the combo uses a graphite bearing and is supposed to be spinning at up to 2550 RPM.

 

raidmax-infinita-360-base

 

While the RGB of the center can be controlled via a 3-Pin ARGB connector, the pump speed can be controlled using a 4-Pin PWM connector.

FAN

The fans that come with a new Infinita LS360 AIO are Raidmax in-house-made but unnamed ARGB fans.

Spinning at up to 2200RPM and pushing up to 69.2 CFM at up to 3.8mm/H2O, they seem to be reasonably powered for usage on top of an AIO.

 

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Similarly to the water block & pump combo, there is an infinity ring in the very center of the Fan while there are additional LEDs in the center omitting light using the milky acrylic wings of the fan.

 

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Also similarly to the combo, the fans can be controlled using a 3-Pin ARGB and 4-Pin PWM connector.

APPEARANCE

Overall, the LS360 did not impress us significantly. Although the LED implementation seems to be fine, there is little to make it stand out compared to the competition.

 

raidmax-infinita-360-design

 

Instead of making points in the design department, it rather made negative impressions. The tubes are too short, the materials used do not look nor feel particularly high-quality. In the end, there was little positive to be said.

BENCHMARK

We benchmarked the cooler using our new CPU Cooler Benchmark Machine featuring 3 different Workloads at 320, 250, and 120W.

 

For the Infinita 360, only the 120 and 250 watts workloads apply as this AIO was the first 360mm sized AIO that did not manage to keep the 320 watts workload at bay without allowing the CPU to hit its thermal limits.

120W

At our 120 watts "low" workload, the LS360 managed to keep the 13900K at 33.6°C above ambient. Although this is far from the worst result we have ever recorded, it is behind the Noctua NH-D15 aircooler as well as any other 360mm AIO we have tested so far.

 

raidmax-infinita-360-benchmark

 

On the Noise to Performance, the only aspect at which it won was its maximum noise. Although it's quieter than an Arctic Liquid Freezer II 360 ARGB at max speed, it did so while simultaneously generating the worse noise-to-performance ratio of any 360mm AIO we have seen so far.

 

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250W

Ramping up the heat to 250 watts of total package power did not make the results any better. Keeping the CPU at 66.6°C above ambient, the Infinita LS360 managed to land below some of our 240mm contestants.

 

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A similar result was found when the noise-to-performance graph was generated. Although it's still on there, the distance to the other 360mm coolers got even bigger compared to the smaller workload.

 

raidmax-infinita-360-benchmark

CONCLUSION

Unfortunately, the Inifinta LS360 did leave a quite sour taste. 

The performance was below average for a 360mm AIO, the quality did not score any points at all, and the compatibility is confusing, to say the least.

 

raidmax-infinita-360-design

 

Although the maximum noise created by the LS360 is surprisingly silent, we believe the fans are the main reason why the AIO ended up being at the wrong end of the list.

Not only are the fans not square, leaving a huge gap in between them, but the edges of the fan frames are hollow, creating even more free space. Having this free space may not be a relevant factor in case-fan operations, for AIOs however, in a place where static pressure is required to force the air through the radiator, this is a terrible solution. These free-air pockets are being used by the air to jump back- away from the radiator. Hence there is a lot of potential performance being left on the table which could have been utilized to cool down the radiator.

 

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Ignoring the theory above is the only potential cause for the AIOs lack of performance, the end result remains the same. At 120 watts, the LS360 ended up on the last spot of 360mm AIOs. At 250 watts, the gap to the other ones became even bigger. And at 360 watts, the LS360 was the first AIO to not finish at all.

 

raidmax-infinita-360-design

 

Although we want to mention that the LS360 is perfectly capable of cooling down any 13700K or 7700/7800x3d, we are not recommending it. The quality is below what we would expect in 2023, the performance can be beaten by other mid-tier 240mm AIOs, and there is generally very little that we would consider as positive.

 

Therefore, although the AIO could potentially cool down an entry- to mid-tier CPU, we would advise going for higher-end but smaller alternatives. The end result will be more affordable and better performing.

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INTRODUCTION
WHAT'S IN THE BOX?
COMPATIBILITY
INDIVIDUAL COMPONENTS
APPEARANCE
BENCHMARK
CONCLUSION
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