Globalwin TAK68 Heatsink Review
The Globalwin TAK68 was introduced earlier this year, so this should make it pretty
widely available by now. Unlike standard heatsinks which use a large flat base and a set
of fins above that, the TAK68 takes that concept, cuts it in two, and folds it
in half. Instead of mounting the bottom of the heatsink to the processor, we are basically
attaching the side. We call this kind of heatsink the "H" design because if
you look at it from the top it looks like that letter.
Thermal performance can be a bit tricky to peg down
with this kind of heatsink since they tend to be either pretty good or pretty bad. In general though, the "H" style of heatsink offers up performance at a variety of levels. Some heatsinks, like the Coolink H2T we recently looked at came out well, while others just seemed to move a lot of air about with little effect. Aside from this twin fan center-core extrusion design, Globalwin have added one other thing to worth mentioning.
- Model Name: TAk68
- Fan Specs: 4700RPM, 12V, 0.21A.
- Fan Dim: 10x60x60mm
- Heatsink Dim: 75x81x66mm
- HS Material: extruded aluminum
- Weight: 405grams
- Mfg by: Globalwin
- Cost: $26USD
Sold By: www.globalwin.com
The clip on the TAK68 is one of a few we have ever
seen which uses a small screw to put pressure on the core. Given the fragile
nature of AMD processors, this can be a hazardous method if the user is a bit
zealous, or the heatsink isn't flatly mounted. The three slots in the clip help
ensure that the heatsink sits flush, and perhaps more importantly, that the
socket isn't ever damaged.