Heatsink technology has rapidly improved over the last few years. The introduction of heatpipes, use of large radius fans and the sophisticated mounting mechanisms have all aided these developments. One area that has remained unchanged is the way these products are tested. The old way has proven to be inaccurate, unreliable and careless for comparing one heatsink to another.
Luckily things are about to change for consumers looking to find accurate performance information that scales across all of TweakTown’s CPU heatsink tests."
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