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.
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.
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.
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.
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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