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Thermaltake 1U DTFCF014-1 Heatsink Review
Thermaltake 1U DTFCF014-1 Heatsink Review
Abstract: Everybody knows about Thermaltake, but most people don't know that this heatsink manufacturer also makes 1U heatsinks.

 Manufacturer  Category  Published  Author 
Thermaltake   Cooling / Heatsinks   Mar 04, 2002   Max Page  

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

1U - 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
1 Arkua 6149 23.2 50.9 53.1 81.2 81.4 silver 1 low med
2 Dynatron DC1206BMR 23.8 51.0 56.5 80.6 86.8 silver 1 med stiff
3 Spire 5R057B1M3R 23.0 44.9 69.7 66.4 89.7 silver 1 med easy
4 Thermaltake DTFCF014-1 26.0 60.0 69.6 94.2 108.4 silver 1 low easy
5 Thermaltake TFCFR06 24.9 67.1 71.3 106.1 112.1 silver 1 low med
6 Vantec FCE-6010 25.6 70.7 72.4 111.3 116.9 silver 1 low stiff
50W 50W 100W 100W

The initial results are not that great as we look under the small interface die 100W test results column. A temperature of 108 degrees Celsius at 100W load indicates this heatsink is well over its limits.

Compared to the other 1U coolers here, the Thermaltake 1U extruded doesn't seem like it is really going be a good alternative for current processors. Even the results of the 100W test on the large interface die are disappointing. However, the cooler does seem to handle the 50W tests a little better, perhaps hinting at a now aged design.

1U - 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 Arkua 6149 27.7 30.0 78.0 58.2
2 Dynatron DC1206BMR 27.2 52.7 56.8 63.0
3 Spire 5R057B1M3R 21.9 46.7 43.4 66.7
4 Thermaltake DTFCF014-1 34.0 43.6 68.2 82.4
5 Thermaltake TFCR06 42.2 46.4 81.2 87.2
6 Vantec FCE-6010 45.1 46.8 85.7 91.3
50W 50W 100W 100W

In the final rise above ambient results we can see where each cooler stands, set aside from the fluctuations of ambient temperature. The Thermaltake 1U extruded heatsink is still only managing to bring itself in at about mid-level in this list of reference 1U heatsinks, but that seems to be about the best it can do.

The results for the 50W tests on the small interface die are actually quite good now that we can see things more clearly, so for this heatsink, that level of processor heat production would be its limit.

In the end, the Thermaltake DTFCF014-1 is capable of good cooling on low-powered (~50Watts) processors in the 1U environment. It is not suitable for processors which produce high amount of heat however.

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 1:  Thermaltake 1U DTFCF014-1 Heatsink Review
 2:  Heatsink Test Apparatus - Acoustic, Thermal
 3: — Thermal Test Results, Acoustic Sample

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