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Kuthtec KTM2101 CHAOS Copper Core Heatsink Review
Kuthtec KTM2101 CHAOS Copper Core Heatsink Review
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Abstract: The swiss cheese appearance of the horizontally mounted cooling fins will give anyone cause for pause, but the central copper core should reassure you that this heatsink is built for one reason.

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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
Kuthtec KTM2101 20.8 43.2 45.6 64.3 68.3 none 1 med med
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

The initial thermal performance of the Kuthtec KTM2101 is pretty good considering the very unique design it employs. We'll have to see what the final performance figures look like before we make any firm decisions on its ability however.

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 24.7 30.0 47.0
Kuthtec KTM2101 22.4 24.8 43.5 47.5
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

Definitely made with the Athlon in mind, the Kuthtec KTM2101 offer up pretty good performance for a primarily aluminum heatsink. It doesn't quite have the power necessary to be classed a performance cooler, but for its size, and materials it exceeded expectations.

From the first appearance of this heatsink, its' Swiss cheese like design has garnered a lot of attention, but distribution has remained largely in Asia so consumers in North America may have a hard time finding this heatsink in stores.

In terms of longevity, I think that a dust free environment would be of special importance to a heatsink such as this. While we always recommend that cases and heatsinks get regular cleaning, a heatsink such as this absolutely needs it. If dust or fibers were to block the top set of holes the rest of the heatsink would effectively be cut off from the fan. That situation would lead to overheating, and is something to keep in mind. Still, putting that concern aside, the Kuthtec KTM2101 is a surprisingly good performer and would be good for any stock system. Overclockers may be able to get a little out of this heatsink, but in the end it is limited by 60mm fans, so don't expect to be able to push it much higher than we have already seen.

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 2:  The heatsink from all sides
 3:  Heatsink Test Parameters
 4:  Acoustic Testing Results
 5: — Synthetic Temperature Test Results

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