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nPowerTek TTIC NPH-201 Socket A Heatsink Review
nPowerTek TTIC NPH-201 Socket A Heatsink Review
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Abstract: This column, 25mm in diameter and made from a hollow copper cylinder, has a chemical coating on the inside that works to the same effect as a wick in a traditional heatpipe...

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nPowerTek   Cooling / Heatsinks   Aug 30, 2004   Max Page  

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You'll note that I've dropped out the actual test figures, and so FrostyTech is only showing the final rise above ambient temperature results in heatsink reviews from now on. With the number of heatsinks we have reviewed, the list was simply getting too long; and given the choice of keeping one long list of comparative heatsink results, or two shorter ones, we chose the former.

Information not expressly stated anymore concerns the pre-applied thermal pad (we remove this for testing any way), the number of fans, general fan noise and clip force observations, and ambient temperature.

As always, Frosty's Synthetic Temperature Test results for the Socket A AthlonXP platform are grouped according to the results of the 100W test die.

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

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
Thermalright SLK800 13.1 15.8 23.5 29.9
Thermalright AX-7 13.1 15.4 24.4 30.4
Tocools Novasonic-AlCu 13.0 17.8 29.2 32.9
Coolink U1P2 13.3 19.8 26.8 36.1
Tocools Novasonic 18.0 17.0 31.5 36.5
Coolermaster (high) ASBV73U1 13.4 18.1 24.7 36.7
Thermal Integration TI-V77L 12.6 17.9 31.0 37.1
Arkua 628 18.8 18.2 35.0 38.4
Sibak AC02625B 18.1 35.8 20.0 41.5
Thermalright SLK-900A 16.8 23.4 34.5 44.9
Sibak AC06725TH 20.4 23.7 39.2 45.2
Coolermaster HHC-001 18.3 23.1 34.3 46.4
Jetart JAKS29 15.1 25.2 30.9 46.8
Thermal Integration TI-A8641L 17.3 22.1 33.0 47.7
AVC Tundra2 19.4 26.5 37.0 49.1
Vantec VA4-7245 22.5 25.9 41.3 49.2
Thermaltake Silent Boost 17.6 24.6 36.9 50.3
Evercool CUF715 23.8 25.0 42.3 51.1
Aopen ACK7L 22.0 26.0 41.2 51.8
Thermalright SK-7 19.3 22.8 37.9 52.1
Coolermaster HSC-V62 26.0 31.4 40.3 53.1
Zalman CNPS6000-Cu 21.6 29.0 40.8 53.4
Scythe Kamakaze 18.9 27.2 34.1 53.6
Spire 5F263 22.1 29.2 41.7 53.6
Taisol CGK760092 19.3 37.8 27.9 54.1
AVC 112AM1 21.8 28.1 45.3 54.8
Arkua 728M-7N01 19.7 27.0 39.7 55.0
Titan TTC-CU9TB/SC 22.4 28.6 42.2 57.5
TTIC NPH-201 20.1 21.0 46.0 57.7
Thermalright SK6+ 17.0 30.7 33.2 58.7
Taisol CEK787172 16.9 32.0 35.8 60.5
Titan D9TBCu35R1 23.0 31.7 47.2 61.5
nPowertek TTIC NPH-2 14.6 30.0 40.0 61.9
Verax P14Cu 25.8 31.9 49.7 63.2
Spire 5U213C1H3G 26.0 34.6 47.3 63.5
Spire SPA04B4 24.4 33.6 48.6 65.1
ArcticCooling CuSilent2 22.6 37.0 48.0 66.6
Akasa AK821 26.7 34.5 51.4 70.5
Verax P11T 35.1 43.6 64.8 76.6
50W 50W 100W 100W

While the TTIC NPH-201 is indeed quieter than the Vantec VA4-7245 heatsink, it is by no means as good a performer in the thermal department. This is somewhat surprising, given the generally good thermal test results we have seen from pervious heatsinks applying the heat column concept.

Its swept copper fins look somewhat like the Albatross in motherboard manufacturer, Albatron's logo. Yet, with twin fans, one 70mm in size and the other 80mm in size, the TTIC NPH-201 still only just manages acceptable performance in this list of reference heatsinks.

Ultimately, our expectations are left a little wanting. While the TTIC NPH-201 will cool a stock AthlonXP processor just fine, it certainly doesn't have the headroom to handle overclocking, and perhaps even excessively warm case temperatures. Bottom line; there are more compact, and more readily available heatsinks to choose from that illustrate better thermal performance. That makes the TTIC NPH-201 a tough sell in spite of its innovative technology.

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Table of Contents:

 1:  nPowerTek TTIC NPH-201 Socket A Heatsink Review
 2:  Examining the Heatsink
 3:  Heatsink Thermal/Acoustic Test Parameters
 4:  Surface Roughness, Acoustic recordings and measurements
 5: — Final Heatsink Temperature Comparisons

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