Little over a year ago we put Swiftech's greatest against Alpha's best. The MCX4000 vs PAL8942 review
is more then a year old. And it is time again to find out who's the king of the Pentium 4 aircoolers.
Alpha has been very silent and they have not released a new product this last year, but no worries as we have a brand new contender for the crown. Thermalright has stepped up to challenge our last year's winner. The Thermalright SP-94 is equipped with 3 heat pipes and is an immense copper block that can remove a fairly decent amount of heat from your P4.
The trend since last year has been more and more towards silent computing, meaning that the enthusiast is looking to get the best from both worlds: Silence and extreme performance. Swiftech designed the MCX478-V to fit these requirements. It is aimed at providing the best cooling at the lowest airflow possible.
Today we will find out who takes the top spot in the EXTREMELY loud and virtually silent
categories.Contestant n#1, the Challenger: Thermalright SP-94
Thermalright has been advancing in their efficiency of creating top quality heatsinks ever since the SLK-700. Although they mainly remained at the AMD side of town, they started adapting to the P4 market the last year. P4 versions of the SLK800 and SLK900 are examples of these advances, and their SLK947U was even particularly made to provide better cooling for the P4 (basically a SLK900 with a bigger base to accommodate the larger die of the P4).
Their most recent addition to the family is the SP-94, aimed at the extreme air-cooling fanatics out there, sporting 3 heat pipes that increase their efficiency as the CPU heat output goes upwards.
To read a full in detail review of this fine heatsink read our article here
On to our 2nd contestant ->