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Tocools Novasonic-AlCu Heatsink Review
Tocools Novasonic-AlCu Heatsink Review
Overall Rating:   85%
Abstract: Tocools have ingeniously created a triangular base within the heatsink by machining the individual fins from the raw aluminum to create a triangle of material down the center...

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Tocools   $$ Price It! ££ Cooling / Heatsinks   Dec 20, 2003   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Page Title: Final Temperature 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
Thermalright SLK800 21.7 34.8 37.5 45.2 51.6 none 1 loud med
Thermalright AX-7 21.7 34.8 37.1 46.1 52.1 none 1 loud med
Tocools Novasonic-AlCu 20.1 33.1 37.9 49.3 53.0 none 1 med easy
Tocools Novasonic 22.9 40.9 39.9 54.4 59.4 none 1 med stiff
Coolermaster (high) ASBV73U1 25.5 38.9 43.6 50.2 62.2 none 1 loud easy
Coolink U1P2 26.1 39.4 44.9 50.9 62.2 none 2 loud easy
Arkua 628 23.9 42.7 42.1 58.9 62.3 none 1 med med
Thermal Integration TI-V77L 26.5 39.1 44.4 57.5 63.6 grey 1 med med
Sibak AC02625B 23.2 41.3 59.0 43.2 64.7 none 1 loud med
Sibak AC06725TH 22.5 42.9 46.2 61.7 67.7 none 1 Very loud med
Coolermaster HHC-001 21.7 40.0 44.8 56.3 68.1 none 1 loud easy
Dynatron DY1206BH-625 23.2 40.0 55.1 47.6 70.4 none 1 loud stiff
AVC Tundra2 22.0 41.4 47.5 59.0 71.1 none 1 loud stiff
Vantec CCK-6027D 27.4 45.4 49.6 64.9 73.4 none 1 med med
Akasa Ag Mountain2Q 21.7 42.4 48.5 61.2 74.5 none 1 med med
Coolermaster HSC-V62 21.4 47.4 52.8 61.7 74.5 none 1 quiet easy
NengTyi XPC5000 23.9 46.5 49.1 69.1 76.1 none 1 med med
Spire 5F263 22.6 44.7 51.8 64.3 76.2 white 1 low med
Titan TTC-CU5TB 24.2 46.2 51.2 61.8 76.4 none 1 loud stiff
Eumax EU01 22.6 43.5 50.2 60.8 77.1 none 1 med stiff
Taisol CGK760092 23.4 42.7 51.3 61.2 77.5 pink 1 low med
Spire 5T235 22.3 43.0 50.3 62.8 78.1 white 1 med med
Zalman CNPS6000-Cu 24.8 46.4 53.8 65.6 78.2 none 1 very low easy
Taisol CMK702 20.6 40.8 48.7 61.6 78.4 none 1 low easy
AVC 112AM1 24.8 46.6 52.9 70.1 79.6 none 1 low stiff
Coolermaster HHC-L61 21.5 47.2 48.3 71.2 82.3 none 1 quiet easy
Spire 5U213C1H36 19.8 45.8 54.4 67.1 83.3 pink 1 low easy
Thermaltake Volcano 6cu+ 26.5 40.3 55.3 58.6 84.4 carbon 1 loud med
Verax P14Cu 25.5 51.3 57.4 75.2 88.7 white 1 silent easy
Akasa AK821 22.7 49.4 57.2 74.1 93.2 grey 1 med med
Verax P11T 26.1 61.2 69.7 90.9 102.7 none 1 none easy
Verax P14 26.1 56.9 67.4 81.6 101.2 none 1 none easy
50W 50W 100W 100W

The Tocools Novasonic-AlCu design is very competitive - thrusting it right into 'performance cooler status'. It's worth noting that the Thermalright AX-7 was used with a high-performance 38mm Delta fan, and is so far the loudest heatsink we have measured to date. The Novasonic-AlCu heatsink uses a substantially smaller fan, and one which is also significantly quieter. Let's jump ahead and see what the final thermal results say.

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
Thermalright SLK800 13.1 15.8 23.5 29.9
Thermalright AX-7 13.1 15.4 24.4 30.4
Tocools Novasonic-AlCu 13.0 17.8 29.2 32.9
Coolink U1P2 13.3 19.8 26.8 36.1
Tocools Novasonic 18.0 17.0 31.5 36.5
Coolermaster (high) ASBV73U1 13.4 18.1 24.7 36.7
Thermal Integration TI-V77L 12.6 17.9 31.0 37.1
Arkua 628 18.8 18.2 35.0 38.4
Sibak AC02625B 18.1 35.8 20.0 41.5
Sibak AC06725TH 20.4 23.7 39.2 45.2
Vantec CCK-6027D 18.0 22.2 37.5 46.0
Coolermaster HHC-001 18.3 23.1 34.3 46.4
Dynatron DY1206BH-625 16.8 31.9 24.4 47.2
AVC Tundra2 19.4 26.5 37.0 49.1
NengTyi XPC5000 22.6 25.2 45.2 52.2
Titan TTC-CU5TB 22.0 27.0 37.6 52.2
Akasa Ag mountain2Q 20.7 26.8 39.5 52.8
Coolermaster HSC-V62 26.0 31.4 40.3 53.1
Zalman CNPS6000-Cu 21.6 29.0 40.8 53.4
Spire 5F263 22.1 29.2 41.7 53.6
Taisol CGK760092 19.3 37.8 27.9 54.1
Eumax EU01 20.9 27.6 38.2 54.5
AVC 112AM1 21.8 28.1 45.3 54.8
Spire 5T235 20.7 28.0 40.5 55.8
Taisol CMK702 20.2 28.1 41.0 57.8
Thermaltake Volcano 6cu+ 13.8 28.8 32.1 57.9
Coolermaster HHC-L61 25.7 26.8 49.7 60.8
Verax P14Cu 25.8 31.9 49.7 63.2
Spire 5U213C1H3G 26.0 34.6 47.3 63.5
Akasa AK821 26.7 34.5 51.4 70.5
Verax P11T 35.1 43.6 64.8 76.6
Verax P14 30.8 41.3 55.5 75.1
50W 50W 100W 100W

The final temperature stats paint a picture like this; the Tocools Novasonic-AlCu is a substantially quieter heatsink that is able to reach virtually the same thermal results as that of the Thermalright SLK-800 and AX-7 which each used very large, and very loud fans. Given the choice between Tocools Novasonic-AlCu and the Thermalright heatsinks shown here the decision is a simple one; While the Novasonic-AlCu is about 2-3 degrees warmer, it about 14 dBA quieter!

Tocools have made a very strong showing with their Novasonic line, and the new Novasonic-AlCu raises the bar even higher. The company still hasn't come up with a good clip that is easy to use (and maybe one day tool free?), but at least this one didn't snap right off like the first prototype we tested last year (a problem with the heat treating). With such a large heatsink as this, I'm going to repeat what I've said before, and urge the company to adopt a clip which is slightly more refined, and utilizes all three tabs on the AthlonXP socket A.

What we have seen thus far of Tocool's "Pyramidal Inside Cutting" technology has been impressive. Bottom line, the Tocools Novasonic-AlCu is a performance heatsink for the AthlonXP that can handle overclocking, or just about anything else. If you're looking for a cooler that can cut the heat without splitting your eardrums with noise, this is the heatsink for you!

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 Page 1:  Tocools Novasonic-AlCu Heatsink Review
 Page 2:  Closer Examination of the Heatsink
 Page 3:  Heatsink Thermal/Acoustic Test Parameters
 Page 4:  Surface Roughness Comparison
 Page 5:  — Final Temperature Results

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