Kuthtec KTM2001 Honeycomb Copper Core Heatsink Review
Officially marketed on the basis of "3D isotropic
thermal conductive path", and "multi wind tunnels" we're not quite sure what to
make of the cooling system in use on the KTM2001 heatsink
from Kuthtec. As with our review of the KTM2101
variant, we're happy to just call this heatsink the "Swiss Cheese" cooler, because that's what is
really looks like.
The Swiss cheese appearance of the horizontally mounted thick aluminum sheets
is something you won't see from any other manufacturer, because as far as
we know, Kuthtec are the only company actively building heatsinks like this.
you've already read our review of the KTM2101 you might be tempted to draw your
conclusions early. However, while the two Kuthtec heatsinks use similar methods
of construction, the fins on this heatsink are mounted flush to one another.
So while the KTM2101 has 1mm spaced fins, all the
cooling on this heatsink occurs within the 120 or so "multi wind tunnels."
Thermally, the two
heatsinks tested remarkably close to each other, and as the exhaust air
travels down through the heatsink there is another side benefit. Since the
air is not exhausted out to the sides, it also helps cool
the chip down below.
- Model Name: KTM2001
- Fan Specs: Superred, ~4800RPM, 12V,
- Fan Dim: 20x60x60mm
- Heatsink Dim: 70x65x63mm
- HS Material: Aluminum sheet, copper
- Mfg by: Kuthtec
Sold By: www.kuthtec.com.tw
The central copper core
is hollowed out a bit for the last 20mm or so. Surrounding the copper section
are 18 sheets of aluminum with concentric patterns of ovals and circles punched out.
Kuthtec call all these holes a "multi-channel wind tunnel," and it is rather hard
to comment on just how effective something like this will be.
For example, the only other
heatsink which is even remotely similar to the Kuthtec KT2001 is the CPUfx
"Core" heatsink which while nice to look at was a bust thermally.
down from the top of the heatsink it appears as though the central ring of perforations is blocked off by the clip
which attaches to the copper core on the other side. In reality, there is still enough
space on the bottom for air to escape. Looking at this heatsink also brings to mind
a few mods that may look quite cool, but that's something for another day,
let's take a better look at the Kuthtec KTM2001 now.