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Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme Heatsink Review
Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme Heatsink Review
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Abstract: Like the Ultra-120 that came before it, the Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme applies fairly simple concepts to yield a well performing tower heatsink that doesn't have to generate much noise to get the job done.

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thermalright   Cooling / Heatsinks   Feb 04, 2008   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Page Title: AMD K8 Heatsink Temperature Comparisons

FrostyTech Mk.II Synthetic Thermal Heatsink Test Results
AMD Athlon64 / FX / X2 & Sempron class heatsinks
Results based on readings from a 38x38mm copper interface die with 125W heat load on the K8 version of the Mk.II Test Platform. Temperature results listed for each heatsink were calculated by determining the rise over ambient temperatures at time of test. Information on Frostytech's test methodology is available here.
Socket 939/940/754 & AM2 compatible CPU heatsinks
Manufacturer: Model No.: *Fan Speed: 125W Thermal Test (°C) Noise Level (dBA)

Thermalright Ultra-120 12.4 53.7
Xigmatek HDT-S1283 high 14.2 50.7
Coolink Silentator high 15.2 41.2
Scythe Mugen 15.3 46.0
Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme 15.5 44.5
Xigmatek HDT-S983 high 15.9 52.7
3Rsystem Iceage 120 high 16.1 47.9
Zalman CNPS9700 LED high 16.5 56.5
Zalman CNPS9700NT high 16.6 52.2
Scythe Infinity SCINF-1000 16.7 37.8
Tuniq Tower 120 high 16.9 51.6
AVC Z7U7414001 (stock AM2) high 17.0 63.0
Coolermaster Hyper 212 17.2 45.9
Noctua NH-U12P high 17.3 40.7
Noctua NH-U12 17.5 45.4
Gigabyte GH-PCU23-VE high 17.5 65.6
Thermalright Ultra-90 high 18.2 56.2
OCZ Vendetta high 18.4 52.8
Gigabyte G-Power Pro high 18.6 71.9
Enzotech Ultra-X high 18.7 59.1
Noctua NH-U9 18.8 58.4
Zalman CNPS8700 LED high 19.5 48.1
Evercool Buffalo HPEA-10025 19.5 50.2
Apack Zerotherm BTF92 OC Ed high 19.7 53.6
Cooljag Falcon 92-AL high 19.8 52.1
Akasa AK-876 high 20.0 48.2
Xigmatek HDT-S963 high 20.1 50.2
Akasa AK-920 high 20.2 52.9
Scythe Mine Rev.B 20.4 36.8
Cooljag Falcon 92-Cu high 20.4 52.8
Apack Zerotherm Nirvana 120 high 20.5 49.2
Apack Zerotherm BTF90 20.5 52.1
Coolermaster Hyper6 high 20.5 54.7
Asus Arctic Square high 20.9 38.3
Apack Zerotherm BTF80 21.3 51.9
Scythe Andy Samuri Master SCASM-1000 21.5 38.4
Asus Silent Square EVO high 21.7 42.8
Thermaltake Venus 12 high 21.7 68.1
Glacialtech Igloo 5750 PWM high 21.9 52.3
Thermalright SI-128SE 22.0 44.5
Cooljag SFO-Q high 22.2 60.6
ASUS Starice high 22.8 67.4
Zalman CNPS9500 AM2 high 23.0 53.2
Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro 23.2 50.9
Coolermaster Aquagate Mini R80 high 23.2 59.2
Thermaltake Polo 735 high 23.4 68.0
Cooljag SFO-H high 23.6 60.6
Alpha PAL-8150 23.7 58.9
Zalman CNPS9500 LED high 23.8 50.3
Verax Helado 24.3 36.3
Glacialtech Igloo 5710 Silent 24.4 43.4
Auras SLC-747 high 24.6 52.2
AVC Z7U3301001 (stock 939) high 24.6 59.9
Zalman CNPS8000 high 24.8 57.4
Gigabyte 3D Cooler-Ultra high 24.8 63.0
Zalman CNPS7500-Cu LED high 25.0 50.9
Scythe Kama Cross 25.1 40.0
nPowertek TTIC NPH1000 25.8 47.5
Glacialtech Igloo 5750 Silent 26.0 35.5
OCZ Tempest 26.0 51.6
Scythe Shogun high 26.0 45.9
Coolermaster Hyper TX2 26.3 53.7
Rosewill RCX-Z2-EX high 26.3 45.9
EKL V8 high 26.3 57.5
Rosewill RCX-Z3 high 26.5 58.6
Thermalfly F1-IACSHA high 26.6 60.4
Zalman FS-C77 26.7 56.5
Gigabyte 3D Rocket-Pro high 26.9 56.7
Zalman CNPS7700-Cu high 27.0 50.7
Gigabyte 3D Cooler-Pro high 27.0 62.5
nPowerTek NPH-Big K8 27.8 54.0
Auras LPT-709 27.9 43.9
Akasa AK-922 (EVObue) high 27.9 60.3
Zalman CNPS7700-Cu LED high 28.1 49.8
Akasa AK-873 high 28.2 59.2
Scythe Katana II 28.3 37.9
Spire SP601B3 28.3 48.9
Scythe Ninja Mini 28.5 41.7
Ajigo MF064-074 high 28.8 60.3
Gigabyte 3D-Rocket 28.9 50.7
Vantec Mach1 high 29.2 56.9
Gigabyte Volar GH-PSV21-FB high 29.4 56.1
Thermalright SLK-948U 29.4 58.8
CoolJag SFO-D(18SC) 29.6 64.0
Antazone AS-C1000 30.2 57.6
Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 30.5 43.9
Zalman CNPS7000A-Cu high 30.3 45.2
Dynatron SK-V24 30.3 56.4
Verax Quattro 1 high 30.7 55.4
Xigmatek AIO-S80DP high 30.7 55.0
Zalman CNPS7000-Cu high 31.0 45.2
Coolermaster Hyper48 31.7 43.6
Rosewill RCX-Z1 high 31.9 54.1
Scythe Kama SCKK1000 31.9 47.5
Scythe Samurai SCSM1000 high 32.1 51.6
Zalman CNPS7000B-CU high 32.3 44.9
Thermaltake Silentboost K8 32.3 49.7
Jetart JAX801 33.2 53.5
Dynatron A22 34.5 44.5
nPowertek NPH K8-1 34.6 52.2
Ajigo MF043-044 (stock 754) 35.0 45.4
Arctic Cooling Silencer 64 Ultra TC 37.5 55.5
Gigabyte NeonCooler 8-BL 37.7 42.0
Spire Fourier IV SP607B3-C 38.4 60.2
Asus Triton 75 38.6 49.6
Titan TTC-K8ATB/825/SC 38.7 63.1
Glacialtech Igloo 7311 Silent 39.4 36.5
Akasa AK-860SF 39.4 45.2
Evercool K802-715 42.1 51.5
Spire SP741B3 43.2

45.6

Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 LP 45.3 42.6
Glacialtech Igloo 7222 Light 46.6 37.7
Evercool Magic Cooler 46.6 55.5
ASUS Starice low 92.4+ 34.4
125W Thermal Test (°C) Noise Level (dBA)
*Heatsinks are ranked according to the 125W Thermal Test results column (rise over ambient temp.). Low temperatures with low noise levels are considered best. For reference heatsinks with variable-speed fans, only the high speed (12V) fan test result is included in the comparison sheet; more detailed results reside in each specific heatsink review.

With a 125W heat load applied by the AMD K8 version of the FrostyTech synthetic thermal test platform, the Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme heatsink maintains an excellent 15.5°C rise over ambient temperature at the default Mechatronics G1225S12B fan speed of 1500RPM (44.5 dBA nise). This positions the Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme within the Top 5 AMD heatsinks Frostytech has tested, and solidifies Thermalright's reputation as a manufacturer of high performance lower noise thermal solutions!

It is however important to note that the Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme heatsink tested in this review was equipped with a 120mm Mechatronics G1225S12B fan, while the original Thermalright Ultra-120 was tested with a 120mm Martech D712025125Z2N unit. Both fans are 120mm in size, but not identical in speed.

The results for this heatsink on the Intel LGA775 version of FrostyTech's synthetic thermal test platform are up next.



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Table of Contents:

 1:  Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme Heatsink Review
 2:  360° View - Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme Heatsink
 3:  Acoustic Sample and Heatsink Sound Levels
 4: — AMD K8 Heatsink Temperature Comparisons
 5:  Intel LGA775 Heatsink Temperature Comparisons

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