A new player from the east enters the game: Jiushark Design JF200S Dual Tower Air Cooler Review, tested with Intel’s i7-13700K


  • Sturdy Build Quality
  • Decent noise normalized performance
  • JF200S version is fully black with no lighting
  • JF200 version has aRGB fans and top panel


  • Not easily available outside of Asia, you might have to import it via AliExpress

About Jiushark Design

Jiushark is a name unfamiliar to most western audiences. They were founded five years ago and primarily serve the Asian market, but they are expanding into the European and American markets. Their company’s motto is “simplicity first, back to basics.”

I’ve recently covered Jiushark’s innovative JF13K Diamond at Tom’s Hardware, which I found to be a very innovative and capable air cooler in a unique form factor. Today we’ll be looking at their JF200, which features a traditional dual-tower heatsink design.

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Foreword & Testing Platform Configuration

My previous tests have focused on Intel’s i9-13900K, but with today’s article and most future reviews I’ll be using the i7-13700K instead. Intel’s i7 isn’t quite as difficult to cool as the i9-13900K, but it’s still capable of overwhelming most coolers. Only the strongest liquid coolers, like DeepCool’s LT720 or Cooler Master’s MasterLiquid 360L Core, will be capable of keeping the i7-13700K under it’s peak temperature in intensive workloads.

I haven’t been testing the 13700K long, as such today’s review will only feature results from eight coolers in total. While this isn’t ideal, I hope these results will give you an idea of this cooler’s performance.

Intel LGA1700 13th Generation Raptor Lake Platform

CPUIntel i9-13700K
MotherboardMSI Z690 A PRO DDR4
Computer CaseBeQuiet! Silent Base 802
System fans set to LOW
Comparison CoolersDeepCool LT720
Cooler Master Master Liquid 240L Core
Cougar Forza 135
Jiushark JF200S
Noctua NH-D15
Scythe Kotetsu Mark Three
Thermalright Silver Soul 135
Thermalright Peerless Assassin

For thermal results, I’ve tested the CPU running Cinebench R23 in three configurations

  • Maximum Noise Levels and Cooling Performance
  • Noise Normalized Cooling Performance at 38.2 dBA
  • CPU Temperatures at and noise levels at 175W
  • CPU Temperatures and noise levels at 125W

Features of Jiushark’s JF200S Dual Tower Air Cooler

RAM Clearance45mm
ColdplateNickel-plated Copper
Heatpipes6 x 6mm
Dimensions128 (L) x 153 (W) x 158 (H)
Compatible SocketIntel Socket LGA 115X / 1366 / 1200 / 1700 / 2011
Weight w/ fans1408g

Dual Tower Heatsinks

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Nickel Plated Copper Heatpipes and base

The JF200 utilizes six copper heatpipes, the contact plate is comprised of nickel plated copper.

2x Solid Black Fans

There’s more to a cooler than just it’s heat sink, the fans paired with a cooler have a huge impact both total cooling potential and noise levels. Jiushark’s JF200S includes 2x 120mm solid black fans.

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Size120 x 120 x 25 mm
Speed600-1500 RPM ±10%
AirflowUp to 68.4 CFM
Static PressureUp to 2.05 mm H20
Rated Noise Level35.3 dBA
BearingHydraulic Bearing
Connector4-pin PWM

Packaging and included contents

Jiushark’s JF200 arrives in a box similar of other coolers in its class, and uses cardboard, plastic coverings, and molded foam for the protection of the inner contents.

Included with the package are

  • Dual Tower Radiator
  • 2x 120mm fan
  • Mounting for modern Intel & AMD platforms
  • Thermal paste
  • Manual

LGA 1700 Cooler Installation

The installation of the Jiushark JF200 / JF200S is similar to many other coolers on the market. First, you’ll need to setup the backplate by setting the screws against the backplate and securing them with the included standoffs.

Image Source: Jiushark JF200 Installation Manual

Press the backplate against the motherboard, and place the mounting standoffs around the screws. Place the mounting bars on top of the standoffs, and secure them by using the included thumbscrews.

Place the heatsink on top of the mounting bars, then secure it by using a screwdriver to tighten the mounting screws. Finally, attach the fans using the included clips and connect them to your motherboard’s PWM connection.

Intel i7-13700K Thermal and Acoustic Results

Maximum Cooling Performance

Running Cinebench without power limits enforced is difficult to cool, and most coolers are unable to keep the CPU under it’s peak temperature in this scenario – so we’ll be looking at the maximum watts dissapated by the cooler in this situation.

Jiushark’s JF200 does decently here, right in the middle between high end and lower end air coolers.

Maximum Noise Levels

The JF200 achieves its maximum cooling performance with total system noise levels of 46.3 dBA, which is a moderate noise level. This is quieter than Cougar’s Forza 135, but louder than Thermalright’s Silver Soul 135 and Noctua’s NH-D15.

Some of y’all might notice that the graph starts at 35 instead of zero – this is because my sound meter cannot measure noise levels lower than 35 dBA. Since that is the noise floor of this meter’s recording capabilities, 35 dBA is the “zero” for our testing purposes. For those concerned that this might distort results – there’s no worry. If anything, the graphs above will minimize the differences in noise levels because dBA measurements are logarithmic.

For a more detailed explanation of how decibel levels correspond to perceived noise levels, please check out the video below from BeQuiet! which makes it easy to visualize and understand the true impact of of increasing dBA levels.

Noise Normalized Results

While maximum performance testing is nice, a lot of folks prefer to test coolers with noise levels equalized. This can result in some performance loss in the most power intensive workloads like rendering.

Jiushark’s JF200S is able to sustain an 195W average when noise levels are equalized to 38.2 dBA, a loss of only ~10%. This is a smaller loss than many other air coolers, Thermalright’s Silver Soul 135 and Cougar’s Forza 135 both had losses closer to 20%.

175W Thermal & Acoustic Results

Most loads that common users run won’t use more than 200W, so this is a better analogue for a worst case scenario of what folks might actually see in day to day usage.

At 60C over ambient, Jiushark’s JF200 peforms on par with Thermalright’s Peerless Assassin, trailing Cougar’s Forza 135 by 2C. It achieves this performance at 44.9 dBA. This is a moderate noise level, impressive when you consider than it’s quieter than the Silver Soul 135 which also runs hotter.

All results shown on Boring Text Reviews are tested in an environment at 23C ambient temperature.

125W Thermal & Acoustic Results

When restricted to 125W, thermal performance really isn’t a concern – though I’ve included that information in the graph below. Really, any cooler should be able to handle this load – even Intel’s stock cooler!

With a temperature of 45C over ambient, the Jiushark JF200’s thermal performance falls in between Cougar’s Forza 135 and Thermalright’s Peerless Assassin. But really, thermal performance isn’t a concern at this lower power limit – noise levels are more important. All of the coolers tested achieved good acoustic levels here, Jiushark’s JF200S maintained 40.3 dBA which is a low noise level that shouldn’t bother anyone.

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Jiushark’s JF200S air cooler provides decent performance with Intel’s i7-13700K balanced with moderate noise levels. It’s all black design will appeal to those who dislike flashy lighting. It performs very well when noise normalized for quiet operation, relatively close to high end coolers like Noctua’s NH-D15. My main concern with this cooler is it’s availability – outside of Asia, you’ll have to import this cooler via AliExpress or another site which will raise the cost of purchase.

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