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What's The Best Heatsink?

Frostytech's Top 5 Heatsinks Charts rank the best air-cooled CPU heatsinks by lowest temperature and lowest noise.

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Best Intel Heatsinks of 2014
( Coolest / Quietest )

Best AMD Heatsinks of 2014
( Coolest / Quietest )

Low Profile Intel/AMD [open]
( Coolest / Quietest )

Top Tested CPU Heatsinks At A Glance
Quickly find your way to the current Top 5 heatsinks according to FrostyTech. The first charts are for Intel Heatsinks, broken down by lowest temperature and quietest operation. The second set lists AMD Heatsinks.
HOW IT WORKS: The #1 Rank is considered the current Top heatsink for that parameter, #10 is considered the 10th BEST for that parameter. Only heatsinks Frostytech has tested in its labs are included; thus we guarantee this list is incomplete, that it's not an indication of "the best heatsink ever" and that rankings will frequently change with each chart update. Please click on each heatsink for a detailed review. Manufacturers and vendors are permitted to reference the 'Top 5 Heatsinks Chart.'

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Rankings are based on Frostytech's 150W Intel synthetic thermal test result heatsink reference chart. [ TOP ]
TOP 5 Heatsinks by
Temperature
(Ranked by 150W Intel test platform results)
FrostyTech TOP 5 Heatsinks
Socket LGA1150/1155/1156 & LGA775, LGA2011/1366

Rank

Heatsink Brand and Model:

Spread:


Cooler Master Nepton 280L, Cooler Master Nepton 140XL, Silverstone Tundra TD02, Corsair Hydro H100i, Cooler Master Seidon 240M, Corsair Hydro H80i, NZXT Kraken X60, Cooler Master Glacer 240L, Corsair Hydro H100, Silverstone Tundra TD03, Coolermaster Seidon 120V

8.1°C to
12.2°C

1

Spire Thermax Eclipse II
(two fans)

Spire Thermax Eclipse II SP984B1-V2 Heatsink Review 12.6°C over ambient
Corsair Hydro H80, Cooler Master Eisberg 240L, Zalman LQ320

2

Cooler Master TPC-812

Coolermaster TPC-812 Vapor Chamber/Heatpipe Heatsink Review

3

Noctua
NH-C14

Noctua NH-C14 Lower Noise Heatsink Review
4

Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme

Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme Heatsink Review
Zalman Reserator 3 Max

5

Xigmatek Dark Knight SD1283

Xigmatek Dark Knight SD1283 Night Hawk Ed. Ceramic Coated Heatsink Review
Zalman LQ310

6

Phanteks PH-TC14PE

Phanteks PH-TC14PE Heatsink Review

7

Noctua NH-D14

Noctua NH-D14 Lower Noise Heatsink Review

8

Thermaltake Frio

Thermaltake Frio Heatsink Review
Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer

9

Glacialtek Igloo H58

Glacialtech Igloo H58 Heatsink Review

10

Zalman CNPS9900 Max

Zalman CNPS9900 Max Heatsink Review 15°C over ambient
*Heatsinks are ranked according to the lowest rise in ambient temperature on Frostytech thermal test platform, with fan at maximum speed. More detailed results reside in each specific heatsink review.
TOP 5 Heatsinks by
Low Noise*
( *at maximum fan speed)
FrostyTech TOP 5 Heatsinks
Socket LGA1150/1155/1156 & LGA775, LGA2011/1366
Rank Heatsink Brand and Model: Spread:

1

NoFan CR-100A

FrostyTech TOP 5 Heatsinks 0 dBA

2

NoFan CR-95C

FrostyTech TOP 5 Heatsinks

3

Silverstone Heligon HE02 Silverstone Heligon HE02 Fanless Passive Heatsink Review

4

Scythe Orochi SCORC-1000

Scythe Orochi SCORC-1000 Low Noise Heatsink Review

5

Zalman FX-100

 N/A

6

Scythe Zipang

Scythe Zipang SCZP-1000 Ultra Low Noise Heatsink Review

7

3Rsys Iceage 80 Prima Mini

3RSystem Iceage 80 Prima Mini Heatsink Review

8

Glacialtech Igloo 5750 Silent

9

Intel Stock Core 2 Duo

Intel Stock Core 2 Duo Radial Curved Bifurcated Fin Heatsink Review

10

Scythe Mine Rev. B

Scythe Mine Rev.B SCMN-1100 Heatsink Review 36.8dBA
*Heatsinks are ranked according to the lowest decibel reading measured, while the fan is at its maximum speed. More detailed results reside in each specific heatsink review.

Rankings are based on Frostytech's 125W AMD synthetic thermal test results heatsink reference chart . [ TOP ]
TOP 5 Heatsinks by
Temperature

(Ranked by 125W AMD test platform results)
FrostyTech TOP 5 Heatsinks
Socket AM2/AM3/FM1/FM2 CPUs
Rank Heatsink Brand and Model: Spread:

Coolermaster Nepton 280L , Coolermaster Nepton 140XL, Coolermaster Seidon 240M, Silverstone Tundra TD02, Coolermaster Glacer 240L, NXZT Kraken X60

6.1°C to
8.8°C

1

Spire Thermax Eclipse II

Spire Thermax Eclipse II SP984B1-V2 Heatsink Review 10.2°C over ambient
Silverstone Tundra TD03

2

Evercool HPJ-12025

Corsair Hydro H80i, Corsair Hydro H100i
3

Xigmatek Aegir SD128264

Coolermaster Eisberg 240L

4

Thermaltake Frio

Thermaltake Frio Heatsink Review

5

Noctua NH-D14

Noctua NH-D14 Lower Noise Heatsink Review

6

Phanteks PH-TC14PE

Phanteks PH-TC14PE Heatsink Review

7

Noctua
NH-U14S

Noctua NH-U14S Heatsink Review

Coolermaster Seidon 120V, Corsair Hydro H100, AMD FX Series Liquid Cooler, Zalman LQ320

8

Silverstone Heligon HE01

Silverstone Heligon HE01 Twin Tower Heatsink Review

9

Coolermaster TPC-812

Coolermaster TPC-812 Vapor Chamber/Heatpipe Heatsink Review

10

Zalman CNPS10X Extreme

Zalman CNPS10X Extreme Heatsink Review 12°C over ambient
*Heatsinks are ranked according to the lowest thermal test result, with fan at maximum speed. More detailed results reside in each specific heatsink review.
TOP 5 Heatsinks by
Low Noise*
( *at maximum fan speed)
FrostyTech TOP 5 Heatsinks
Socket AM2/AM3/FM1/FM2 CPUs
Rank Heatsink Brand and Model: Spread:

1

NoFan CR-100A

FrostyTech TOP 5 Heatsinks 0 dBA

2

NoFan CR-95C

FrostyTech TOP 5 Heatsinks

3

Silverstone Heligon HE02

Silverstone Heligon HE02 Fanless Passive Heatsink Review

3

Scythe Orochi SCORC-1000

Scythe Orochi SCORC-1000 Low Noise Heatsink Review

4

Zalman FX-100

N/A

5

Scythe Zipang

Scythe Zipang SCZP-1000 Ultra Low Noise Heatsink Review

6

3Rsys Iceage 80 Prima Mini

3RSystem Iceage 80 Prima Mini Heatsink Review

7

Glacialtech Igloo 5750 Silent

8 Verax Helado FrostyTech TOP 5 Heatsinks

9

Glacialtech Igloo 7311 Silent

Glacialtech Igloo 7311 Silent Athlon64 Heatsink Review

10

Scythe Mine Rev. B

Scythe Mine Rev.B SCMN-1100 Heatsink Review 36.8dBA
*Heatsinks are ranked according to the lowest decibel reading measured, while the fan is at its maximum speed. More detailed results reside in each specific heatsink review.

Frostytech's Top 5 Low Profile heatsink charts are posted right here.

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