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Spire 5E055B1H3R Copper Heatsink Review
Spire 5E055B1H3R Copper Heatsink Review
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Spire   Cooling / Heatsinks   Dec 11, 2001   Max Page  

Home > Reviews > Page: Final Words on the Spire Heatsink

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
1 Thermal Integration TI-V77L 12.6 17.9 31.0 37.1
2 Thermal Integration TI-S86-25 16.4 21.5 31.4 43.0
3 Vantec CCK-6027D 18.0 22.2 37.5 46.0
4 OCZ Dominator 11.2 24.4 25.9 47.7
5 Akasa Silver Mountain 19.6 24.9 38.4 49.5
6 Vantec CCK-6035D-Retail 17.7 26.3 36.7 51.4
7 Swiftech MCX370-0A 19.7 23.8 38.0 53.3
8 Spire 5E055B1H3R 26.3 30.0 55.3 57.6
9 Thermaltake Volcano 6cu+ 13.8 28.8 32.1 57.9
10 Thermalright CB-6L 25.7 33.1 49.2 68.1
11 Fortis A92 18.9 39.1 41.1 71.1
50W 50W 100W 100W

Notice how out of whack the results are for the large interface die are compared to the other reference coolers? The Spire Model 5E just can't handle the larger die at elevated temperatures, and appears to be overwhelmed.

 On the smaller interface die the results are at least in line with the coolers immediately adjacent to the Model 5E. Since the large core processors are not in the category recommended for this heatsink we can ignore those results completely, but it is interesting to see the degree of difference which can result because of an increase in interface size.

The Spire Model 5E showcases pretty average performance for a heatsink, largely due to its rather tiny 60mm fan. On the positive side, of the OEM class heatsinks that the Spire has found itself next to, it is one of the smallest, and quietest. Thus if you are looking for a decent OEM cooler with low noise signatures and having a height of only 40mm the Model 5E would be well worth considering. For performance applications it just doesn't have the necessary qualities.

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Table of Contents:

 1:  Spire 5E055B1H3R Copper Heatsink Review
 2:  A closer look at this heatsink
 3:  Heatsink Test Apparatus - Acoustic, Thermal
 4:  Thermal Test Results, Acoustic Sample
 5: — Final Words on the Spire Heatsink

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