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Thermaltake BigTyp 14Pro Heatsink Review
Thermaltake BigTyp 14Pro Heatsink Review
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Abstract: When it comes to high performance heatsinks there aren't a lot of models shorter than 135mm. Oh there are plenty of tower heatsinks with some of the lowest temperatures a PC enthusiast can hope for. Today, Frosty tests the Thermaltake BigTyp 14Pro.

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Thermaltake   Cooling / Heatsinks   Jan 22, 2009   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Page Title: Intel LGA775 Heatsink Temperature Comparison

FrostyTech Mk.II Synthetic Thermal Heatsink Test Results
Intel Pentium D / Extreme Edition & Quad Core class heatsinks tested at 150W
Intel Core 2 Duo / Pentium 4 / Celeron class heatsinks tested at 85W

Results based on readings from a 30x30mm copper interface die with 150W and 85W heat loads applied on the LGA775 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 775 compatible CPU heatsinks
Manufacturer: Model No.: Fan Speed: 150W
Thermal Test* (°C)
85W
Thermal Test (°C)
Noise Level (dBA)

Sunbeamtech Core-Contact Freezer high 16.1 10.0 51.3
Spire Thermax II (SP67951) high 16.7 9.5 57.8
Xigmatek HDT-S1283 high 16.8 10.7 50.7
Thermolab BARAM 17.3 10.5 53.0
Thermalright Ultra 120 17.8 10.6 53.7
Akasa Nero AK967 high 17.9 10.8 39.3
Xigmatek DK-S1283 high 17.9 11.0 49.6
Ibuypower IBP-Z001 high 18.0 11.6 61.7
Coolermaster Hyper Z600 18.0 11.6 47.7
Xigmatek HDT-S1284EE high 18.1 9.4 44.2
Zerotherm FZ120 high 18.2 11.4 47.6
3Rsystem Iceage 120 high 18.2 12.1 47.9
Vantec VAF-1225 Aeroflow FX 120 high 18.3 11.8 54.2
Coolermaster V8 high 18.4 11.2 52.6
Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme 18.4 11.4 44.5
Thermaltake BigTyp 14Pro high 18.8 11.6 59.7
Xigmatek HDT-SD964 high 18.8 11.6 57.2
SilenX iXtrema IXC-120HA2 high 18.9 11.2 52.9
Coolermaster Hyper 212 19.0 11.8 45.9
Apack Zerotherm BTF92 OC Ed high 19.0 11.2 53.6
Zalman CNPS9700 LED high 19.0 10.4

56.5

Xigmatek HDT-S983 high 19.5 11.8 52.7
Scythe Mugen 19.5 11.4 46.0
Xigmatek S1284 Achilles high 19.6 11.6 42.7
Tuniq Tower 120 high 19.6 12.2 51.6
Thermalright Ultra-90 high 19.6 13.0 56.2
Apack Zerotherm Nirvana 120 high 19.8 12.3 49.2
Enzotech Ultra-X high 20.0 8.5 59.1
Zalman CNPS9900 LED high 20.2 13.3 57.5
Zalman CNPS9700NT high 20.3 12.4 52.2
Scythe Infinity SCINF-1000 20.3 12.6 37.8
Cooler Master Hyper Z600 Black Label high 20.5 12.4 49.2
OCZ Vendetta 2 high 20.5 12.5 41.9
OCZ Gladiator Max high 20.7 12.6 42.9
EKL GroB Clock'ner 20.8 13.2 40.6
EKL GroB Clock'ner Blue Ed. high 21.0 12.9 42.4
Vantec VAF-9225 Aeroflow FX92 high 21.2 14.0 57.9
Noctua NH-C12P high 21.2 13.1 40.4
Coolermaster GeminII S high 21.3 13.4 49.6
OCZ Vendetta high 21.3 13.5 52.8
Noctua NH-U12P high

21.3

13.4 40.7
Akasa Blue Aurora AK966BL high 21.6 14.0 44.4
Apack Zerotherm BTF90 21.8 12.7 52.1
Xigmatek HDT-S963 high 21.9 13.7 50.2
AVC Black Samurai high 22.2 11.5 56.7
Akasa AK-965 high 22.2 13.8 48.1
Apack Zerotherm BTF80 22.8 13.9 51.9
Thermaltake MaxOrb high 22.9 13.1 57.4
Zalman CNPS8700 LED high 23.2 14.1 48.1
Cooljag Falcon 92-AL high 23.2 14.2 52.1
Rosewill RCX-Z3 high 23.3 14.0 58.6
Coolink Silentator high 23.5 16.4 41.2
Nexus HOC-9000 high 23.6 14.6 43.0
Scythe Mine Rev. B 23.6 15.0 36.8
Cooljag Falcon 92-Cu high 23.6 14.8 52.8
Thermaltake MaxOrb EX high 24.0 13.9 56.5
Akasa AK-920 high 24.3 14.1 52.9
Thermaltake V1 high 24.4 12.3 59.6
Intel FCLGA4-S Reference (P mode) high 24.5 15.2 61.1
Scythe Zipang 24.7 15.2 33.1
Glacialtech Igloo 5750 PWM high 24.9 14.6 52.3
Asus Arctic Square high 24.9 14.9 44.9
Thermaltake BigTyp 14Pro low 25.2 14.2 47.9
AMA Serac 770 25.4 15.7 42.1
Akasa AK-922 (EVObue) high 25.5 15.4 60.3
Thermaltake SpinQ high 25.7 15.6 50.9
Asus Lionsquare high 25.7 15.3 44.7
Coolermaster Aquagate Mini R80 high 25.7 16.2 59.2
Asus Silent Square EVO high 25.8 15.6 42.8
Glacialtech Igloo 5610 PWM high 25.9 15.9 59.5
Thermalright SI-128SE 26.5 15.2 44.5
Thermaltake DuOrb 26.7 16.1 49.5
Scythe Andy Samuri Master SCASM-1000 26.7 14.2 38.4
Titan Cool Idol TTC-NK75TZ high 26.9 15.1 56.3
Gelid Silent Spirit high 27.0 17.1 48.5
Zalman CNPS9300AT high 27.1 18.2 55.5
Noctua NH-U9B high 27.1 17.2 41.9
Asus Triton 79 Amazing 27.7 17.0 44.3
ASUS Triton 77 high 27.7 17.6 41.2
Auras SLC-747 high 27.9 25.7 52.2
Auras LPT-700 28.3 16.9 52.2
Thermalfly F1-IACSHA high 29.0 18.3 60.4
Coolage Frozen Orb 2924HDC high 29.2 18.7 56.0
Evercool Transformer 6 high 29.2 14.6 51.6
nPowertek TTIC NPH1000 29.3 16.8 47.5
Glacialtech Igloo 5710 Silent 29.4 18.0 43.4
Thermalfly I75DUB high 29.5

16.8

68.5
Zalman CNPS9500 AT 29.6 17.3 53.3
Glacialtech Igloo 5750 Silent 29.8 18.5 35.5
Coolermaster Hyper TX2 29.9 18.8 53.7
Alpha Novatech PRE9060M92P high 29.9 18.5 51.5
Scythe Kama Cross 30.0 18.8 40.0
Akasa AK-961 30.0 18.7

60.7

Auras LPT-709 30.1 18.6 43.9
Rosewill RCX-Z2-EX high 30.1 18.7 45.9
nPowertek NPH-775-1 30.1 18.8 50.1
Glacialtech Igloo 5610 Silent 30.4 17.1 44.7
Sunon Waturbo 30.6 18.3 57.5
Auras CTC-868 (closed) 31.0 18.6 48.7
Akasa Revo (horizontal) high 31.0 20.3 44.5
Scythe Shuriken high 31.4 18.8 38.2
Apack CF800 high 31.4 20.7 48.4
Thermaltake Jungle512 high 31.6 20.4 60.8
Coolage Frozen Orb F0-Z924AL high 32.0 19.9 48.9
Xigmatek AIO-S80DP high 32.4 21.4 55.0
Scythe Katana II 32.5 18.6 37.9
Rosewill RCX-Z2

32.6

19.3 59.9
Zalman CNPS7700-Cu high 32.9 19.7 50.7
Apack CF900 high 32.9 20.3 48.3
Evercool PT02-9232CP 33.3 19.9 63.3
Zalman CNPS7700-Cu LED high 33.5 20.6 49.8
Scythe Ninja Mini 33.7 19.9 41.7
Thermalright MST-977SLE 33.8 20.0 46.5
Intel Stock Pentium D high 33.8 20.7 47.5
Scythe Orochi SCORC-1000 34.0 20.8 27.8
Thermolab TLI-S Micro Silencer 34.7 19.2 52.0
nPowerTek SF775-2 high 34.7 21.1 64.6
Asus Silent Knight 2 high 34.9 21.4 46.2
Akasa AK-960E 36.1 21.4 56.3
Gigabyte Volar GH-PSV21-FB high 36.3 22.1 56.1
Auras SMF-660 36.4 23.0 43.4
Zalman CNPS7500-Cu LED high 36.4 22.9 50.9
Thermalfly I75DUH 37.8 22.8 48.7
Akasa AK-975CU high 38.4 23.0 47.7
Cooljag OAK-H high 38.5 22.9 55.7
Cooljag OAK-H2 high 38.6 24.1 55.6
LS Cable SHS-T700 38.7 22.8 48.5
nPowertek NPH-775-140HC high 40.2 24.8 56.7
Arctic Cooling Alpine 7 Pro high 40.5 23.8 44.1
Intel Stock Core 2 Duo E4400 41.5 25.2 41.6
Intel Stock Core 2 Duo 49.2 29.0 36.7
Thermolab TLI-U Nano Silencer 50.4 28.8 48.3
Glacialtech Igloo 5062 Cu Light 50.6 29.7 45.2
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7LP high 53.1 31.2 46.1
Glacialtech Igloo 5063 Light E 56.5 32.1 51.5
Glacialtech Igloo 5063 Cu Silent E 57.3 34.4 41.0
Glacialtech Igloo 5057 E 58.5 36.1 53.4
Asus Triton 75 58.6 16.1 49.6
Spire Fourier IV SP607B3-C 63.6 18.7 60.2
Asus Triton 85 high 71.5+ 16.2 41.1
Glacialtech Igloo 5058 Light E 73.8 39.9 48.5
150W
Thermal Test (°C)
85W
Thermal Test (°C)
Noise Level (dBA)
*Heatsinks are ranked according to the 150W 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.

Frostytech tests with two thermal values that represent the upper limits of existing Intel CPU families. With a 150W heat load applied by the Intel LGA775 version of FrostyTech's synthetic thermal test platform first, the Thermaltake BigTyp 14Pro heatsink maintains a very good temperature of just 18.8°C over ambient (59.7dBA noise) at full fan speed.

Under similar test conditions and reduced fan speed, the noise output from the BigTyp 14Pro heatsink levels off at a moderately audible 47.9 dBA, while temperatures rise by ~7°C to 25.2°C over ambient.

Thermaltake's BigTyp 14Pro heatsink was then tested with an 85W heat load; akin to a Core 2 Duo processor.

In this test the BigTyp 14Pro easily maintains a temperature of 11.6°C over ambient at 1600RPM, and 14.2°C with the fan at 1000RPM.

The Devil is in the Details

At full speed the Thermaltake BigTyp 14Pro heatsink suffers from slightly elevated fan noise, 59.7 dBA. Furthermore, in our tests an occasional rattling sound from the plastic fan shroud vibrating against the aluminum heatsink fins was audible. A little bit of tape easily resolves this though. The big 140mm fan is most at home when rotating at a slow speed of 1000RPM, and under these conditions the Thermaltake BigTyp 14Pro offers good thermal performance for the noise (47.9 dBA).

So what does Frostytech make of the BigTyp 14Pro? Well at first glance it seems obvious there are other heatsinks with better thermal performance to pick from, CPU coolers offer significantly lower noise levels too. The crux is that Thermaltake's BigTyp 14Pro heatsink stands only 127mm tall. Assuming a minimum clearance height of 135mm for sufficient airflow, the BigTyp 14Pro is then on par with the Xigmatek HDT-SD964, Zerotherm BTF92 OC Ed. and Xigmatek HDT-S983 heatsinks. In height limited situations where a heatsink no higher than 135mm is required, the available options greatly narrow and Thermaltake's BigTyp 14Pro cooler is among the best - it's just too bad the fan puts out nearly 60 dBA at full tilt.

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Table of Contents:

 1:  Thermaltake BigTyp 14Pro Heatsink Review
 2:  360° View - Thermaltake BigTyp 14Pro Heatsink
 3:  Acoustic Sample and Heatsink Sound Levels
 4:  AMD K8 Heatsink Temperature Comparisons
 5: — Intel LGA775 Heatsink Temperature Comparison

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