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AVC Tundra 2 Copper Skive Heatsink
AVC Tundra 2 Copper Skive Heatsink
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Abstract: Improving on the original Tundra heatsink, AVC have increased the size of the fan from 60mm to 70mm, enlarged the height of the copper fins to 28mm and added a little plastic fan guard.

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AVC   Cooling / Heatsinks   Oct 24, 2002   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Page Title: Acoustic Test Results

Acoustic Samples: Listen to this Heatsink!

The Tundra 2 has a nice little whine to it that will make it stand out in the case. The pitch is mid-level, and audible from a few feet away. Listen to this heatsink in operation for yourself by clicking on the headphones and playing the MP3 recording.

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

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 these are real world measurements.

FrostyTech Sound Level Results
- Manufacturer Model Noise Level Scale
verax P14 32.1 dB Quiet
Verax P11T 35.3 dB
Coolermaster HHC-L61 42.2 dB
Coolermaster HSC-V62 43.7 dB
Spire 5F263 44.5 dB
JMC Prducts 400023 46.6 dB
Zalman All Flower HSF 47.4/28.9 dB
Taisol CGK760092 48.4 dB
GlacialTech Igloo 2310 49.4 dB
Cho-Liang CB0307U-17 49.5 dB
Arkua 628 50.7 dB
Noisecontrol Silverado 50.8 dB
NengTyi XPC5000 52.4 dB
Spire 5T235 52.5 dB
Ajigo MF014021 52.8 dB
Thermal Integration TI-V77L 53.0 dB
Coolink H1T 53.4 dB
Ajigo SF017011 53.6 dB
GlacialTech Igloo 2400 53.9 dB
Tocools Crown 54.5 dB
Cybercooler P5750 55.4 dB
Sibak AT01515B 55.8 dB
Sibak AE01625B 58.2 dB
AVC Tundra 2 58.4 dB
Sibak AC02625B 59.7 dB
Coolermaster HHC-001 59.9 dB
Sibak AC06725TH 62.4 dB
Dynatron DY1206BH-625 63.3 dB
Dynatron DC1206BMP 65.1 dB louder

As we mentioned, the AVC Tundra 2 has a bit of power to its fan, and it is for this reason that the Tundra 2 comes in at 58.4 dB in our measurements. For office environments this isn't a problem, but for 24/7 bedroom computers it may be too much to bear for some people.



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Table of Contents:

 1:  AVC Tundra 2 Copper Skive Heatsink
 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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