Kuthtec KTM2101 CHAOS Copper Core Heatsink Review
place I have ever seen this heatsink prior to receiving it for testing is on
Akiba. The Kuthtec KTM2101 employs a design which is entirely unique - there
simply isn't anything like it being made by any other heatsink manufacturer
anywhere. The swiss cheese appearance of the horizontally mounted cooling fins
will give anyone cause for pause, but the central copper core should reassure
you that this heatsink is built for one reason, and only
one reason. Cooling performance of this heatsink is
better than we expected, but with nothing similar to compare it to we were
really just guessing.
use the same type of copper core as we have seen on the KTM3000, but with a little twist. The
top of the copper core is hollow. Since the processor core makes direct
contact with the copper, in theory the transfer of heat energy to the surrounding aluminum
fins should be more efficient, but we'll have to see for ourselves how
this odd-looking heatsink really performs.
- Model Name: KTM2101
- Fan Specs: Superred, ~4800RPM, 12V,
- Fan Dim: 20x60x60mm
- Heatsink Dim: 80x63x70mm
- HS Material: Aluminum sheet, copper
- Mfg by: Kuthtec
Sold By: www.kuthtec.com.tw
The KTM2101 is based around a central copper core to which punched
out sheets of 1mm thick aluminum are attached. While this might not sound too revolutionary
in itself, it is the pattern which has been punched out of the fins
that really makes these types of heatsink standout. Kuthtec call it a "multi-channel
wind tunnel", but to me it looks like swiss cheese.
The entire heatsink is made up of 22 such panels,
and each and every one of them are filled with dozens of various sized ovals and
circles in a radial pattern around the center. I have to admit, this is one of
the first times where I'm at a loss to explain the principles behind this
cooling, so we'll be basing our opinions on thermal performance.