Acoustic Samples: Listen to this Heatsink!
The EKL V8 heatsink is very quiet
when the fan speed is turned all the way down, and rather loud when cranked
up to 2200RPM. To listen to this heatsink in operation, be sure to click on
the little headphones icon below and play the sample MP3 file.
The EKL V8 heatsink is very quiet when the fan speed is turned all the way down, and rather loud when cranked up to 2200RPM. To listen to this heatsink in operation, be sure to click on the little headphones icon below and play the sample MP3 file.
Sound Level Measurements: Which Heatsink is Quietest?
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 noise level measurements with a sound level meter.
At a fan speed of 500RPM, the EKL V8 heatsink produces a whisper quiet 41 dBA of noise. When the large 110mm fan is cranked up to its full speed of 2200RPM noise levels increase dramatically to a very audible 57 dBA.
Surface Finish Comparator Notes: Flatness and Finish
Surface finish is an important factor that we all look for when holding a new heatsink. Flipping a cooler over to see how well the base has been machined is a quick way to judge the attention to detail that was put into making it. The following test involves the use of a Surface Roughness Comparator, which offers a concise cross section common machine surface finishes.
The EKL V8 heatsink has a surface roughness of approximately 32 microinches, which is considered very good. Next, let's see how this heatsink handles the heat compared to a selection of other heatsinks!
Find a Heatsink / RSS Feeds
. Latest Heatsink Reviews
. Top 5 Heatsinks Tested
. News RSS Feed
. Reviews RSS Feed
. Contact Us / Heatsink Submissions
. Submit News
Images © FrostyTech.com and may not be reproduced without express written permission.
Current students and faculty of accredited Universities may use Frostytech images in research papers and thesis, provided each image is attributed.