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Fortis Tech A102 Heatsink Review
Fortis Tech A102 Heatsink Review
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Abstract: Fortis Tech have been making their name known this year with a line of copper/aluminum hybrid coolers packing high-RPM fans.

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Fortis Tech   Cooling / Heatsinks   Oct 18, 2001   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Page Title: Thermal Test Results, Acoustic Sample

The A102 is not blessed with a quiet and powerful fan. No, it has a noisy and powerful fan. This is good for half of you, and a point of contention for the other half. Given the height of the heatsink, it would be inadvisable to switch this fan for one a little less noisy however. List en to this heatsink by clicking on the headphones to the right of the acoustic waveform images. The MP3 sample is about 10 seconds in length.

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Standard Waveform view.
(Listen to an MP3 recording of this heatsink by clicking on the headphones)

Synthetic Temperature Test Results: *Ranked according to 100W small interface die test results.

FrostyTech Synthetic Temperature Test Platform Results
Mfg. Model Ambient Temp. 27mm large copper block 15mm small copper block 27mm large copper block 15mm small copper block Thermal pad No. Fans Fan Noise Clip force
50W 50W 100W 100W
1 Thermal Integration TI-V77L 26.5 39.1 44.4 57.5 63.6 grey 1 med med
2 Dynatron DY1206BH-638 22.5 37.3 46.3 51.5 67.4 none 1 high med
3 Vantec CCK-6027D 27.4 45.4 49.6 64.9 73.4 none 1 med med
4 OCZ Dominator 26.5 37.7 50.9 52.4 74.2 none 1 loud med
5 Swiftech MCX370-0A 22.3 42.0 46.1 60.3 75.6 none 1 med hard
6 Akasa Silver Mountain 26.6 46.2 51.5 65.0 76.1 none 1 loud med
7 Vantec CCK-6035D-Retail 26.5 44.2 52.8 63.2 77.9 none 1 loud med
8 Thermaltake Volcano 6cu+ 26.5 40.3 55.3 58.6 84.4 carbon 1 loud med
9 Spire 5T060B1H3R 26.7 42.7 57.5 64.6 85.1 none 1 low med
10 Fortis A102 22.0 46.7 57.1 69.0 88.0 none 1 loud med
11 Thermalright CB-6L 24.6 50.3 57.7 73.8 92.7 white pad 1 low med
12 Fortis A92 26.7 45.6 65.8 67.8 97.8 none 1 loud stiff
50W 50W 100W 100W

Like the A92, the Fortis A102 is relegated to the lower range of our set of reference heatsinks. The extra height of the fins does bring about an improvement over the A92, but the level of performance is still not high enough to put the A102 in the performance category. A decent value cooler probably the best description for the A102, and that at least is above the OEM class of cooling.

At the very least, the A102 is a bit better than the near by choices because it comes with a small syringe of silver compound - not Arctic Silver - but the generic equivalent I'd guess.



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Table of Contents:

 1:  Fortis Tech A102 Heatsink Review
 2:  Looking at the heatsink from all angles
 3:  Heatsink Test Apparatus - Acoustic, Thermal
 4: — Thermal Test Results, Acoustic Sample
 5:  Conclusions

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