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Kuthtec KTM3000 Copper Core Heatsink Review
Kuthtec KTM3000 Copper Core Heatsink Review
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Abstract: Kuthtec use a larger copper center than most manufacturers, extending it the full 30mm height of the heatsink, 30mm.

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Kuthtec   Cooling / Heatsinks   Nov 11, 2002   Max Page  

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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
Vantec VA4C7040 22.2 38.9 42.0 54.9 60.3 none 1 med easy
Coolink U1P2 26.1 39.4 44.9 50.9 62.2 none 2 loud easy
Arkua 628 23.9 42.7 42.1 58.9 62.3 none 1 med med
Thermal Integration TI-V77L 26.5 39.1 44.4 57.5 63.6 grey 1 med med
Sibak AC02625B 23.2 41.3 59.0 43.2 64.7 none 1 loud med
Coolink U2P 27.1 40.6 47.6 55.3 67.6 none 1 loud easy
Sibak AC06725TH

22.5

42.9 46.2 61.7 67.7 none 1 Very loud med
Coolermaster HHC-001 21.7 40.0 44.8 56.3 68.1 none 1 loud easy
Tocools Crown 23.2 38.8 53.2 47.9 70.2 none 1 loud stiff
Coolink H2T 27.1 44.5 49.0 60.8 70.9 none 1 med easy
AVC Tundra2 22.0 41.4 47.5 59.0 71.1 none 1 loud stiff
Coolink U1L2 26.1 42.3 51.1 57.9 72.2 none 2 med easy
Vantec CCK-6027D 27.4 45.4 49.6 64.9 73.4 none 1 med med
Coolermaster HSC-V62 21.4 47.4 52.8 61.7 74.5 none 1 quiet easy
NengTyi XPC5000 23.9 46.5 49.1 69.1 76.1 none 1 med med
Coolink U2L 27.1 45.6 52.6 62.7 76.2 none 1 med easy
Spire 5F263 22.6 44.7 51.8 64.3 76.2 white 1 low med
Titan TTC-CU5TB 24.2 46.2 51.2 61.8 76.4 none 1 loud stiff
Taisol CGK760092 23.4 42.7 51.3 61.2 77.5 pink 1 low med
Kuthtec KTM3000 22.8 46.7 49.8 69.8 77.5 none med med
Spire 5T235 22.3 43.0 50.3 62.8 78.1 white 1 med med
Zalman CNPS6000-Cu 24.8 46.4 53.8 65.6 78.2 none 1 very low easy
Ajigo MF014-021 27.8 47.6 54.0 65.6 78.5 grey 1 med med
Ajigo SF017-011 27.2 47.5 55.1 65.7 78.9 grey 1 med med
AVC 112AM1 24.8 46.6 52.9 70.1 79.6 none 1 low stiff
Coolink H1T 27.1 49.2 53.6 69.4 79.9 none 1 med easy
Sibak AE01625B 23.5 40.8 54.4 57.1 81.0 none 1 loud easy
Coolermaster HHC-L61 21.5 47.2 48.3 71.2 82.3 none 1 quiet easy
Thermaltake Volcano 6cu+ 26.5 40.3 55.3 58.6 84.4 carbon 1 loud med
JMC Products 400023 23.1 44.5 65.2 55.3 85.2 Chomerics T725 1 low easy
Sibak AT01515B 23.0 45.1 64.6 60.1 95.2 none 2 med stiff
Verax P11T 26.1 61.2 69.7 90.9 102.7 none 1 none easy
Verax P14 26.1 56.9 67.4 81.6 101.2 none 1 none easy
50W 50W 100W 100W

Initial performance is good, but not as high as we really expected the Kuthtec KTM3000 to perform. Perhaps the copper core should have been cut down from the top of the heatsink just slightly as other manufacturers have done.

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
Coolink U1P2 13.3 19.8 26.8 36.1
Thermal Integration TI-V77L 12.6 17.9 31.0 37.1
Vantec Va4C7040 16.7 19.8 32.7 38.1
Arkua 628 18.8 18.2 35.0 38.4
Coolink U2P 13.5 20.5 28.2 40.5
Sibak AC02625B 18.1 35.8 20.0 41.5
Coolink H2T 17.4 21.9 33.7 43.8
Sibak AC06725TH 20.4 23.7 39.2 45.2
Vantec CCK-6027D 18.0 22.2 37.5 46.0
Coolink U1L2 16.2 25.0 31.8 46.1
Coolermaster HHC-001 18.3 23.1 34.3 46.4
Tocools Crown 15.6 30.0 24.7 47.0
Coolink U2L 18.5 25.5 35.6 48.9
AVC Tundra2 19.4 26.5 37.0 49.1
Ajigo MF014-021 19.8 26.2 37.8 50.7
Ajigo SF017-011 20.3 27.9 38.5 51.7
NengTyi XPC5000 22.6 25.2 45.2 52.2
Titan TTC-CU5TB 22.0 27.0 37.6 52.2
Coolink H1T 22.1 26.5 42.3 52.8
Coolermaster HSC-V62 26.0 31.4 40.3 53.1
Zalman CNPS6000-Cu 21.6 29.0 40.8 53.4
Spire 5F263 22.1 29.2 41.7 53.6
Taisol CGK760092 19.3 27.8 37.9 54.1
Kuthtec KTM3000 23.9 27.0 47.0 54.7
AVC 112AM1 21.8 28.1 45.3 54.8
Spire 5T235 20.7 28.0 40.5 55.8
Sibak AE01625B 17.3 30.9 33.6 57.5
Thermaltake Volcano 6cu+ 13.8 28.8 32.1 57.9
Coolermaster HHC-L61 25.7 26.8 49.7 60.8
JMC Products 400023 21.3 32.1 42.0 62.0
Sibak AT01515B 22.1 37.1 41.6 72.2
Verax P11T 35.1 43.6 64.8 76.6
Verax P14 30.8 41.3 55.5 75.1
50W 50W 100W 100W

Well, keeping in mind that the unit we actually tested was a prototype, the Kuthtec KTM3000 seems to be fitting into the OEM cooler range. With a bit of optimization I'd bet Kuthtec can improve thermal performance a little more - perhaps adding a fan shroud is in order to direct exhaust airflow down through the fins.

While I do think that the Kuthtec KTM3000 is a promising design with a lot of potential, in this form without a fan shroud, or cavity under the fan motor, the performance is just quite where it really ought to be. The heatsink is perfectly fine for standard systems, but this kind of heatsink really ought to be in the performance class, and it just isn't there yet.

Bottom line, good enough for stock system cooling, but there are other options out there which carry the same title and offer better thermal performance. Kuthtec need to optimize the design of the KTM3000 a little more, and then they should have a winning cooler on their hands.

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