Results Zalman vs MCX478-V:
Again we have the CPU running at default speeds, remember our room temp is kept steady at 22°C.
Zalman Low = Rheostat turned to most silent position
Swiftech Low = using the 80mm NMB silent fan
Zalman High = Rheostat turned to loudest position
Swiftech High = using the 80mm Vantec Tornado
The difference between these 2 heatsinks is almost none existent, using the "Low" settings the Zalman has a very small lead, but when we switch over the "High" setup we see the Swiftech pull ahead. This difference is without a doubt due to the extreme power of the Vantec Tornado.
Overall we see equal performance by both contenders here.
Both heatsink perform almost identical turning in results that are again below 20°C over the room temperature.
What heatsink to buy? What are the advantages of each one?
Let's get it all sorted out in the conclusion ->