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Taisol CGK760092 Heatsink Review
Taisol CGK760092 Heatsink Review
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Abstract: Cold forging is a process by which metal is shaped within a closed die with continuous impact or pressure.

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Taisol   Cooling / Heatsinks   Mar 23, 2002   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Page Title: Thermal and Acoustic Results

Acoustic Samples: Listen to this Heatsink!

The little 10mm Delta fan doesn't make much noise which is good for the ears. Of course, at just 21CFM it doesn't move a lot of air, but hopefully the good design here can make up that short coming.

To hear for yourself what this heatsink actually sounds like, just click on the headphones and listen to the MP3 recording.

FrostyTech Acoustic Sampling Chamber

Listen to this Heatsink now.
Standard Waveform view of a 10 second recording. Click on the headphones to listen to an MP3 recording of this heatsink in operation.

Sound Level Measurements:

Listening to the actual noise a heatsink makes allows you to hear what pure numbers alone cannot get across. To further emphasize FrostyTech's reliance on cold hard facts when evaluating a heatsink, we also take Decibel readings with a sound level meter. These results may be higher than the manufacturer's listed specs but then again, they are real world measurements.

FrostyTech Sound Level Results
- Manufacturer Model Noise Level Scale
Zalman All Flower HSF 47.4/28.9 dB quiet
Taisol CGK760092 48.4 dB
Noisecontrol Silverado 50.8 dB
Thermal Integration Ti-V77L 53.0 dB
Tocools Crown 54.5 dB
Sibak AT01515B 55.8 dB
Dynatron DC1206BMP 65.1 dB louder

The Taisol heatsink does pretty well here, producing only slightly more noise than the very quiet Zalman does with its 92mm fan.

Synthetic Temperature Test Results: *Ranked according to 100W small interface die test results.

FrostyTech Synthetic Temperature Test Platform Results
Mfg. Model Ambient Temp. 27mm large copper block 15mm small copper block 27mm large copper block 15mm small copper block Thermal pad No. Fans Fan Noise Clip force
50W 50W 100W 100W
1 Thermal Integration TI-V77L 26.5 39.1 44.4 57.5 63.6 grey 1 med med
2 Swiftech MCXC370 21.4 38.3 43.4 53.5 65.7 none 1 med med
3 Tocools Crown 23.2 38.8 53.2 47.9 70.2 none 1 loud stiff
4 OCZ Gladiator 21.4 33.3 47.3 50.6 70.3 none 1 very loud med
5 Vantec CCK-6027D 27.4 45.4 49.6 64.9 73.4 none 1 med med
6 Swiftech MCX370 22.3 42.0 46.1 60.3 75.6 none 1 med hard
7 Taisol CGK760092 23.4 42.7 61.2 51.3 77.5 pink 1 low med
8 Zalman CNPS6000-Cu 24.8 46.4 53.8 65.6 78.2 none 1 very low easy
9 AVC 112AM1 24.8 46.6 52.9 70.1 79.6 none 1 low stiff
10 Thermaltake Volcano 6cu+ 26.5 40.3 55.3 58.6 84.4 carbon 1 loud med
11 Spire 5T060B1H3R 26.7 42.7 57.5 64.6 85.1 none 1 low med
12 Zalman CNPS6000AlCu 24.9 48.3 56.3 72.2 86.0 none 1 low med
13 Sibak AT01515B 23.0 45.1 64.6 60.1 95.2 none 2 med stiff
50W 50W 100W 100W

Well the Taisol CGK760092 looks like it is a standard middle of the road cooler, nothing special, but not a danger to your processor either. The performance of the Taisol heatsink on the large interface die is quite good, especially at 100W, perhaps hinting that this heatsink is better suited to heatspreader encased processors.

Rise Above Ambient Temp. (c)
Mfg. Model 27mm large copper block 15mm small copper block 27mm large copper block 15mm small copper block
50W 50W 100W 100W
1 Thermal Integration TI-V77L 12.6 17.9 31.0 37.1
2 Swiftech MCXC370 16.9 22.0 32.1 44.3
3 Vantec CCK-6027D 18.0 22.2 37.5 46.0
4 Tocools Crown 15.6 30.0 24.7 47.0
5 OCZ Gladiator 12.0 26.0 29.2 49.0
6 Swiftech MCX370 19.7 23.8 38.0 53.3
7 Zalman CNPS6000-Cu 21.6 29.0 40.8 53.4
8 Taisol CGK760092 19.3 37.8 27.9 54.1
9 AVC 112AM1 21.8 28.1 45.3 54.8
10 Thermaltake Volcano 6cu+ 13.8 28.8 32.1 57.9
10 Spire 5T060B1H3R 16.0 30.8 37.9 58.4
11 Zalman CNPS6000AlCu 23.4 31.4 47.3 61.1
13 Sibak AT01515B 22.1 41.6 37.1 72.2
50W 50W 100W 100W

The final results echo what we saw previously, the Taisol CGK760092 is a mid-level cooler good for non-overclocked systems. It would be interesting to see how well this heatsink could handle the tests with a more powerful fan, but for the moment, the 10mm thick Delta doesn't do to shabby.

Best of all for standard users is the relatively low noise signature of this heatsink. At just 48.4 db it is probably going to be drowned out by the power supply or video card cooling than anything else.

The cold forged manufacturing is a neat way to make a heatsink and from the outset the copper base looks like it provides some good heatspreading properties to the CGK760092. At less noise than a Thermaltake Volcano 6Cu+, less weight, and with better performance you can see how Taisol stands - a good mid-level cooler for standard non-overclocked systems.



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 1:  Taisol CGK760092 Heatsink Review
 2:  Close up look at the heatsink
 3:  New Heatsink Test Parameters
 4: — Thermal and Acoustic Results

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