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Titan TTC-MS2AB Heatsink Review
Titan TTC-MS2AB Heatsink Review
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Abstract: Titan heatsinks seemed to first make themselves known to the cooling world near the end of 2000.

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Titan   Cooling / Heatsinks   May 30, 2001   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Page Title: Synthetic Test Results:

FrostyTech Synthetic Temperature Test Platform (50W heat load)
Mfg. Name Model No. Ambient Temp. (C) Large block (C) Small block (c) Thermal compound Thermal pad No. Fans Fan Noise Clip
1 Globalwin CAK38 25.2 43.5 45.8 silver goo - 1 high hard
2 Thermoengine V60-4210 25.0 43.9 47.6 AOS52029KY grey 1 low mod
3 Zalman CNPS3100 25.2 54.0 48.0 silver goo none 1 lg low med
4 Blizzard S370 25.2 43.3 48.4 silver goo - 1 med easy
5 Vantec FCE-6030D 26.2 46.6 50.7 silver goo - 1 high med
6 Thermaltake DU0462-9 mini CuOrb 25.2 48.8 53.0 silver goo - 1 med med
7 Titan TTC-Ms2AB 26.5 53.8 70.0+ silver goo none 1 med hard

Needless to say the results of our tests on the synthetic temperature test platform with the Titan TTC-MS2AB were less that reassuring. The Titan scored very high temperatures relative to our six other reference heatsinks. When testing with the small copper die template (the most important of the two die templates) the readings went beyond the range of our digital thermometer.

Perhaps, if the Titan were given a good lapping it might be capable of performing better, but as it stands we were less than comfortable with its performance.

Rise Above Ambient Temperature (C)
Mfg. Model with large block with small block
1 Globalwin CAK38 18.3 20.6
2 Thermoengine V60-4210 18.9 22.6
3 Zalman CNPS3100 29.5 22.8
4 Blizzard S370 18.1 23.2
5 Vantec FCE-6030D 20.4 24.5
6 Thermaltake DU0462-9 mini CuOrb 23.6 27.8
7 Titan TTC-MS2AB 27.3 43.5+

Even looking at the rise above ambient results showcases the poor performance of this heatsink. It did manage to perform relatively well on the large copper die template thanks to the larger surface area of the contact surface. On the small copper die template the temperature readings are always generally higher than those of the latter, but in this case they are quite simply beyond our scale.

Conclusions:

There are a couple of factors concerning the manufacturing of the Titan which could be implicating negatively on the performance characteristics of the heatsink. First off, the machining process to remove material for the fan causes the fins closest to the central core to be bent slightly. The end result of this "skewing" is the closing off of the region directly behind the fan blades.

There is no doubt that constricting the spacing between the fins in this region would have and adverse affect on the airflow over the remaining surface area.

Additionally the surface finish of the base is quite rough. While this may not matter as much with larger, heatspreader covered processors, the smaller silicon die processors will have greater difficulty transferring thermal energy to the body of the Titan heatsink.

It's an interesting design adaptation, but one which has several areas which need to be improved upon before it can become competitive.



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Table of Contents:

 1:  Titan TTC-MS2AB Heatsink Review
 2:  Titan TTC-MS2AB Perspectives
 3:  FrostyTech Synthetic Temperature Test Platform:
 4: — Synthetic Test Results:

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