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frostytech's socket LGA2011 Intel synthetic thermal test platform stresses socket LGA2011/1366 compatible heatsinks with a 200W heat load. Keep in mind that the AMD Integrated Heat Spreader and Intel LGA2011 Integrated Heat Spreader both measure ~38x38mm, so these test results can be extrapolated to higher wattage AMD processors as well.
With a 200W heat load applied by the Intel LGA2011/1366 version of FrostyTech's synthetic thermal test platform, the Raijintek Tisis heatsink is able to maintain a very good temperature test result of 24.6°C over ambient at stock fan speed. After decreasing the speed of its twin 140mm fans from 1000RPM to 600RPM, the synthetic CPU die temperature increased to 28.9°C over ambient while noise output fell from 47.8dbA to 35.4 dbA.
Raijintek's Tisis heatsink is an all around good performing heatsink on all three synthetic thermal test platforms, provided your computer case can accommodate its ~168mm height, it's certainly well worth considering.
That being said, there are a couple aspects of the Raijintek Tisis which are less than ideal. The rubber fan mounts are not a design specific to Raijintek, we've seen them used excessively with Spire heatsinks for years, for example. For as long as Frostytech has been reviewing heatsinks we've been complaining about the style of rubber fan post which slots into a tubular groove in the cooling fins. They are difficult to install correctly, opt to pop free on their own and difficult to adjust - in short, I don't like them and I don't really trust them.
Wire fan clips would have been a significant improvement to the Tisis heatsinks' design. Aside from that, Raijintek would do well to pull back on level of nickel plating, or at the very least flatten the base plate a little more post soldering. In short, the Raijintek Tisis has the makings of a really great air cooler, but it falls short on fit and finish in these areas.
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