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Thermal Integration TI-A8736N Heatsink Review
Thermal Integration TI-A8736N Heatsink Review
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Abstract: Bolted together, the 60 or so copper and aluminum fins come together to form a cohesive heatsink shape.

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Thermal Integration   Cooling / Heatsinks   Mar 05, 2004   Max Page  
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Synthetic Temperature Test Results: *Ranked according to 100W interface die test results.

FrostyTech Synthetic Temperature Test Platform Results
Mfg. Model Ambient Temp. 27mm large copper block 27mm large copper block Thermal pad No. Fans Fan Noise Clip force
50W 100W
Thermalright (high) SLK-900U 20.0 31.6 40.5 none 1 very loud easy
Cooljag (high) CJC66IC-A 23.0 53.4 44.3 none 1 loud easy
Zalman CNPS7000A-Cu 21.4 33.8 46.3 none 1 low easy
JMC 401100 19.5 35.1 47.4 grey 1 med easy
Zalman CNPS7000-Cu 21.0 35.1 48.7 none 1 low easy
Taisol CCP445172 20.2 37.7 50.9 none 1 med easy
AVC 117140 22.6 37.8 50.4 none 1 med med
Coolermaster IHC-H71 23.0 37.0 51.1 none 1 loud stiff
Thermal Integration TI-RV108N 19.5 35.4 51.2 none 1 med easy
Arkua 8568 22.4 37.8 51.7 none 1 med med
Jetart JAP416A 23.1 34.9 52.2 none 1 loud easy
Zalman CNPS7000A-Cu 25.9 39.2 52.5 none 1 low easy
Thermal Integration TI-A8736N 23.5 35.9 52.6 none 1 loud easy
Thermal Integration (high) TI-V7035TN 20.2 38.3 52.9 none 1 very loud easy
Dynatron DC1206BMY 19.5 38.1 53.1 none 1 med easy
Dynatron DC1207BMX 20.9 38.1 53.3 none 1 med easy
Taisol CEP447181 24.8 39.4 53.5 white 1 med easy
Jetart JAP407A 23.7 37.5 53.9 none 1 loud easy
Alpha PAL8942 27.9 42.6 54.0 none 1 med med
Intel Stock 3.06GHz 24.9 39.9 55.0 none 1 med easy
Arkua Q85X-7J 24.6 41.3 56.5 none 1 med easy
CoolJag JVC661A 23.2 40.5 56.7 none 1 med easy
Spire SP411C5 25.2 42.5 56.9 white 1 loud easy
Zalman CNPS6500-AlCu 23.1 40.3 57.4 none 1 low easy
TS Heatronics (6" fan dist) NCU-1000 23.9 39.5 57.5 none 0 N/A med
Taisol CEP426151A 24.3 43.7 59.7 none 1 med easy
Intel Socket 478 22.4 41.8 59.8 carbon 1 low med
Arkua 838T-7G 23.3 42.0 60.0 none 1 med easy
Titan CW9TB/SC 22.5 41.4 60.8 none 1 loud easy
Dynatron DC1207BMW 23.2 42.7 61.1 none 1 med easy
Arkua 8456X-8T 25.1 43.7 61.4 none 1 low easy
Spire SP420B8 25.3 42.7 61.5 none 1 low easy
Dynatron DC1206BM-S 22.4 43.2 62.0 none 1 med med
AVC 117160 22.4 42.7 62.2 white pad 1 med med
Evercool NW9F715CA 23.8 42.9 62.3 none 1 med easy
Aopen ACP4LC 24.1 42.0 62.9 grey pad 1 med easy
Scythe Kamakaze 26.1 44.0 63.0 none 1 med hard
Zalman CNPS5700D-Cu 25.7 44.6 64.0 none 1 med easy
Globalwin VA476 28.7 49.5 68.0 grey 1 med easy
Arctic Cooling SuperSilent4 Pro 25.1 46.8 68.1 none 1 low stiff
Dynatron DC1206BMV 23.1 45.1 68.2 none 1 low easy
Vantec GSN-7015 22.4 47.5 69.0 none 1 loud stiff
Verax P16 21.8 49.2 75.8 none 1 none med
Arkua 848X-6B 27.2 54.5 80.4 none 1 low med
Dynatron DC1U-B02 20.9 53.8 88.3 none 1 loud stiff
50W 100W

The initial test results are looking surprisingly good for the Thermal Integration TI-A8736N, but is the rise above ambient temperature results we are really interested in. Given unique construction method, and 4000RPM fan, I'd expect this heatsink to bridge the performance cooler threshold and even outperform the TI-RV108N!

[Socket 478] Rise Above Ambient Temp. (c)
Mfg. Model 27mm large copper block 27mm large copper block

50W

100W

Thermalright (high) SLK-900U 11.6 20.5
Cooljag (high) CJC66IC-A 10.4 21.3
Zalman CNPS7000A-Cu 12.4 24.9
Alpha PAL8942 14.7 26.1
Zalman CNPS7000-Cu 14.1 27.7
AVC 117140 15.2 27.8
JMC 401100 15.6 27.9
Coolermaster IHC-H71 14.0 28.1
Taisol CEP447181 14.6 28.7
Jetart JAP416A 11.8 29.1
Thermal Integration TI-A8736N 12.4 29.1
Arkua 8568 15.4 29.3
Intel Stock 3.06GHz 15.0 30.1
Jetart JAP407A 13.8 30.2
Taisol CCP445172 17.5 30.7
Thermal Integration TI-RV108N 15.9 31.7
Spire SP411C5 17.3 31.7
Arkua Q85X-7J 16.7 31.9
Dynatron DC1207BMX 17.2 32.4
Thermal Integration (high) TI-V7035TN 18.1 32.7
Cooljag JVC661A 17.3 33.5
TS Heatronics (6" fan dist) NCU-1000 15.6 33.6
Dynatron DC1206BMY 18.6 33.6
Scythe Kamakaze 18.9 34.1
Zalman CNPS6500-AlCu 17.2 34.3
Taisol CEP426151A 19.4 35.4
Spire SP420B8 17.4 36.2
Arkua 8456X-8T 18.6 36.3
Arkua 838T-7G 18.7 36.7
Scythe Kamakaze 17.9 36.9
Intel Socket 478 19.4 37.4
Dynatron DC1207BMW 19.5 37.9
Zalman CNPS5700D-Cu 18.9 38.3
Titan CW9TB/SC 18.9 38.3
Evercool NW9F715CA 19.1 38.5
Aopen ACP4LC 17.9 38.8
Globalwin VA476 20.8 39.3
Dynatron DC1206BM-S 20.8 39.6
AVC 117160 20.3 39.8
Arctic Cooling SuperSilent4 Pro 21.7 43.0
Dynatron DC1206BMV 22.0 45.1
Vantec GSN-7105 25.1 46.6
Arkua 848X-6B 27.3 53.2
Verax P16 27.4 54.0
Dynatron DC1U-B02 32.9 67.4

50W

100W

Given the loudness of the fan used with the TI-A8736N, it's a hard to say whether the heatsink is an effective cooler because of how it is made, or just because of the fan that sits on top.... In either case though, the argument is moot - the Thermal Integration TI-A8736N is a very good Pentium 4 heatsink as we have seen by the thermal test results. 

With a rise above ambient temperature of just under 30 degrees Celsius, the TI-A8736N heatsink performs just shy of the performance coolers, though it is easily among the best in this list of reference heatsinks. It manages to outperform the stock Intel 3.06 GHz heatsink by a degree or so, and the more common extruded aluminum stock Intel Pentium 4 heatsink by about 8 degrees.

The construction quality of the TI-A8736N is clever, with the internal shape of the triangular base helping to redirect exhaust air away from the center where dead spots can form. Bottom line, the Thermal Integration TI-A7636N is noisy, but packs in a very powertul punch thermally. A good heatsink for any toasty Pentium 4 processor where noise is not a major concern.

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Table of Contents:

 1:  Thermal Integration TI-A8736N Heatsink Review
 2:  Closer Examination of the Heatsink
 3:  Heatsink Thermal/Acoustic Test Parameters
 4:  Surface Roughness and Acoustical Comparisons
 5: — Temperature Test Results

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