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Verax GmbH P14 Silent Heatsink Review
Verax GmbH P14 Silent Heatsink Review
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Abstract: The kicker may be that it rotates counter-clockwise (backwards) - totally opposite to that of traditional axial fans.

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Verax GmbH   Cooling / Heatsinks   Sep 01, 2002   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Page Title: Synthetic Temperature Test Results

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 Arkua 628 23.9 42.7 42.1 58.9 62.3 none 1 med med
2 Thermal Integration TI-V77L 26.5 39.1 44.4 57.5 63.6 grey 1 med med
3 Sibak AC02625B 23.2 41.3 59.0 43.2 64.7 none 1 loud med
4 Swiftech MCXC370 21.4 38.3 43.4 53.5 65.7 none 1 med med
5 Sibak AC06725TH

22.5

42.9 46.2 61.7 67.7 none 1 Very loud med
6 Coolermaster HHC-001 21.7 40.0 44.8 56.3 68.1 none 1 loud easy
7 Tocools Crown 23.2 38.8 53.2 47.9 70.2 none 1 loud stiff
8 Dynatron DY1206BH-625 23.2 40.0 55.1 47.6 70.4 none 1 loud stiff
9 Cho-Liang CB0307U17 23.0 40.4 45.8 57.5 70.3 none 1 med stiff
10 Vantec CCK-6027D 27.4 45.4 49.6 64.9 73.4 none 1 med med
11 Coolermaster HSC-V62 21.4 47.4 52.8 61.7 74.5 none 1 quiet easy
12 Cybercooler P5750 23.3 43.4 49.2 63.5 74.9 none 1 loud med
13 Swiftech MCX370 22.3 42.0 46.1 60.3 75.6 none 1 med hard
14 NengTyi XPC5000 23.9 46.5 49.1 69.1 76.1 none 1 med med
15 Spire 5F263 22.6 44.7 51.8 64.3 76.2 white 1 low med
16 GlacialTech Igloo 2400 23.0 42.6 50.0 58.8 76.3 silver 1 med stiff
17 Titan TTC-CU5TB 24.2 46.2 51.2 61.8 76.4 none 1 loud stiff
18 Taisol CGK760092 23.4 42.7 51.3 61.2 77.5 pink 1 low med
19 Cho Liang CB0315U17 28.5 46.9 56.0 64.2 77.5 none 1 med med
20 Spire 5T235 22.3 43.0 50.3 62.8 78.1 white 1 med med
21 Zalman CNPS6000-Cu 24.8 46.4 53.8 65.6 78.2 none 1 very low easy
22 Ajigo MF014-021 27.8 47.6 54.0 65.6 78.5 grey 1 med med
23 Ajigo SF017-011 27.2 47.5 55.1 65.7 78.9 grey 1 med med
24 AVC 112AM1 24.8 46.6 52.9 70.1 79.6 none 1 low stiff
25 GlacialTech Igloo 2310 23.5 44.9 53.7 66.7 80.8 silver 1 med very stiff
26 Sibak AE01625B 23.5 40.8 54.4 57.1 81.0 none 1 loud easy
27 Coolermaster HHC-L61 21.5 47.2 48.3 71.2 82.3 none 1 quiet easy
28 Thermaltake Volcano 6cu+ 26.5 40.3 55.3 58.6 84.4 carbon 1 loud med
29 JMC Products 400023 23.1 44.5 65.2 55.3 85.2 Chomerics T725 1 low easy
30 Sibak AT01515B 23.0 45.1 64.6 60.1 95.2 none 2 med stiff
31 Verax P14 26.1 56.9 67.4 81.6 101.2 none 1 none easy
32 Verax P11T 26.1 61.2 69.7 90.9 102.7 none 1 none easy
50W 50W 100W 100W

Okay there are few things to keep the numbers in perspective when you look at the above list of reference heatsinks. Yes, the performance of the Verax P14 is pretty... well... low. The spec sheets peg this cooler at AthlonXP 1900+ cooling levels but I would honestly be a bit hesitant to endorse that.

Where I think the Verax heatsink would be ideally suited is in the small form factor environment where both overclocking and high case temperatures are generally well controlled. On an Eden system the Verax P14 would be able to offer better than convection cooling at basically zero noise levels. But first, let's look at the final rise above ambient temperatures.

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 Arkua 628 18.8 18.2 35.0 38.4
3 Sibak AC02625B 18.1 35.8 20.0 41.5
4 Swifech MCXC370 16.9 22.0 32.1 44.3
5 Sibak AC06725TH 20.4 23.7 39.2 45.2
6 Vantec CCK-6027D 18.0 22.2 37.5 46.0
7 Coolermaster HHC-001 18.3 23.1 34.3 46.4
8 Tocools Crown 15.6 30.0 24.7 47.0
9 Dynatron DY1206BH-625 16.8 31.9 24.4 47.2
10 Cho-Liang CB0307U17 17.4 22.8 34.5 47.3
11 Cho Liang CB0315U17 18.4 27.5 35.7 49.0
12 Ajigo MF014-021 19.8 26.2 37.8 50.7
13 Cybercooler P5750 20.1 25.9 40.2 51.6
14 Ajigo SF017-011 20.3 27.9 38.5 51.7
15 NengTyi XPC5000 22.6 25.2 45.2 52.2
16 Titan TTC-CU5TB 22.0 27.0 37.6 52.2
17 Coolermaster HSC-V62 26.0 31.4 40.3 53.1
18 Swiftech MCX370 19.7 23.8 38.0 53.3
19 Zalman CNPS6000-Cu 21.6 29.0 40.8 53.4
20 GlacialTech Igloo 2400 19.6 27.0 35.8 53.5
21 Spire 5F263 22.1 29.2 41.7 53.6
22 Taisol CGK760092 19.3 37.8 27.9 54.1
23 AVC 112AM1 21.8 28.1 45.3 54.8
24 Spire 5T235 20.7 28.0 40.5 55.8
25 GlacialTech Igloo 2310 21.4 43.2 30.2 57.3
26 Sibak AE01625B 17.3 30.9 33.6 57.5
27 Thermaltake Volcano 6cu+ 13.8 28.8 32.1 57.9
28 Coolermaster HHC-L61 25.7 26.8 49.7 60.8
29 JMC Products 400023 21.3 42.0 32.1 62.0
30 Sibak AT01515B 22.1 41.6 37.1 72.2
31 Verax P14 30.8 41.3 55.5 75.1
32 Verax P11T 35.1 43.6 64.8 76.1
50W 50W 100W 100W

Okay, so the numbers tend to paint a pretty interesting picture here. Yes, thermal performance on the 100W test die is just within spec for the AthlonXP 1900+ whose maximum recommended thermal die temperature is 80degrees. Would we feel safe using the P14 on it? Probably not. However, the upside to this heatsink is that if you are willing to let your processor run at a higher temperature range (so long as crashing doesn't occur) you can actually get away with a practically silent actively cooled heatsink that doesn't take up much space.

Use on a VIA Eden processor is probably a hell of a lot more interesting though. The Eden can operate with just a passive heatsink but it does get a bit toasty after a while. The beauty of those systems is the very low noise factor, and it is here that I think the Verax P14, or even just the Verax fan would do really well to add a little extra cooling prowess.

By all accounts Verax have a very revolutionary design on their hands that does solve the low noise requirements of many consumers, but moving above that 50W test level brings the temperatures up to an area that is not comfortable for us, or most people. Using just the fan in a powersupply would be really advantageous as the level of cooling most 300W powersupplies typically need is not as extreme. Verax literature even mentions that because of the way the fan operates, it is a little better suited to the closed spaces of a powersupply.

So the bottom lines looks like this; use in a powersupply or on VIA's Eden processor (we're taking just the fan here) is a definite yes. Use of the Verax P14 on an Athlon XP makes us a bit worried, and so I'd have to say no, unless you are comfortable with your chip running at elevated temperatures to achieve the low noise gains.

If you think the Verax P14 is right for your zero-noise computing applications, you can pick up the heatsink from www.veraxfans.com for about $59 USD.


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Table of Contents:

 1:  Verax GmbH P14 Silent Heatsink Review
 2:  Close up look at the heatsink
 3:  New Heatsink Test Parameters
 4:  Acoustic Test Results
 5: — Synthetic Temperature Test Results

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