It's been nearly four years since we last took a look at the Bykski brand, and enough time has passed to where there is a new logo at the very least. The Chinese brand has gone from being in "Who's Bykski?" conversations to "Bykski should have a block for it" ones, and Bykski has enough of a brand presence now with regional distributors in place. I have a Bykski care package in my hands with a few different products to go through in the coming months, but we begin with one of its new radiators. Thanks again to the company for sending TechPowerUp a review sample!
Bykski CR-RD360RC-TN-V2 is the actual designation, but good luck getting that across. In fact, branding is still an issue for the brand, but this time in the form of technical SKU codes rather than a catchy product name. The "RD" refers to this being a radiator, and the "360" tells us this is a 360 mm radiator (triple 120 mm). "TN" refers to the thickness class, with this being a 30-mm-thick radiator in contrast to the TK (40 mm) or TK60 (60 mm). It is the "RC" that interested me the most, with the letters standing for "red copper." Bykski says the entire core is made out of copper (probably as an oxide) rather than an alloy, with a rated thermal conductivity of up to 401 W/m.K compared to the usual brass that clocks in around 150–160 W/m.K. Will this make a difference in a world where Alphacool's "True Copper" did not do much? We will find out soon enough as we begin the review with a look at the specifications in the table below.
|Bykski CR-RD360RC-TN-V2 Radiator|
|Color:||Black exterior, red interior|
|Material:||Red copper core, iron frame|
|Radiator Size:||3x120 mm|
|Dimensions:||396 (L) x 122 (W) x 30 (H) mm|
|Fan Compatibility:||Square frame 120 mm|
|Fin Type:||Copper with paint coat, 14 FPI serpentine and louvered type fins|
|Ports:||2, BSP G1/4" threaded|
|Screw Type:||M3 threading|