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Fortis Tech A92 Heatsink Review
Fortis Tech A92 Heatsink Review
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Abstract: Compared to the multitude of thin-fin copper coolers entering the marketplace a 0.5mm thick-fin aluminum/copper hybrid cooler looks surprisingly unique.

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Fortis Tech   Cooling / Heatsinks   Sep 30, 2001   Max Page  

Home > Reviews > Page: Conclusions on the A92

Rise Above Ambient Temp. (c)
Mfg. Model 27mm large copper block 15mm small copper block 27mm large copper block 15mm small copper block
50W 50W 100W 100W
1 Thermal Integration TI-V77L 12.6 17.9 31.0 37.1
2 Vantec CCK-6027D 18.0 22.2 37.5 46.0
3 OCZ Dominator 11.2 24.4 25.9 47.7
4 Akasa Silver Mountain 19.6 24.9 38.4 49.5
5 Vantec CCK-6035D-Retail 17.7 26.3 36.7 51.4
6 Thermaltake Volcano 6cu+ 13.8 28.8 32.1 57.9
7 Spire 5T060B1H3R 16.0 30.8 37.9 58.4
8 Fortis A92 18.9 39.1 41.1 71.1
50W 50W 100W 100W

Thermal adhesive, no matter how good it is cannot be considered a replacement for a solid metal joint, or even soldering job. From the tests we can see one that the Fortis A92 is overwhelmed by 100W heat load. Thick aluminum fins joined to a copper base with what appears to be thermal epoxy really doesn't have the needed kick it should. Were the interface between the aluminum fins and copper base more conductive we might see the A92 come back fighting better.

While it has a high speed fan, the thick fins and non-optimal joint between the base plate leave it lacking on the small interface die tests. Given the limitations of the technology being applied here we have to class this heatsink as OEM, and as such it is not ideal for performance cooling situations on processors like the T-bird. On the larger interface die the performance (especially at 50W) is pretty good, but at higher wattage's it can keep up.



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Table of Contents:

 1:  Fortis Tech A92 Heatsink Review
 2:  Looking at the heatsink from all angles
 3:  Test Apparatus - Acoustic, Thermal
 4:  What do the numbers say?
 5: — Conclusions on the A92

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