AMD A64 Heatsink roundup Q2 2005

Cooling/CPU Cooling by jmke @ 2005-05-15

In this massive Athlon 64 heatsink roundup we compare 17 cooling solutions from different manufactures including Scythe, TTIC, Arctic Cooling, Thermaltake, Titan, Thermalright, Zalman and Coolermaster.

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Scythe SHOGUN Heatlane

Scythe SHOGUN Heatlane:
Supplied by: Bacata

Scythe sends us their latest creations, they feel confident that the SHOGUN will take top place in our roundup, at a price of ~$50 it better be good!

Specifications :

  • Intel: Socket 478/775
  • AMD: AthlonXP/64/64+ Socket462/754/940/939

    Fan included: 120x120x25mm
    Fan Speed: 700-1600rpm
    Fan Noise Level: 20-32dBA
    Air Flow: 28-62CFM

    Heatsink + Fan Dimensions: 123x98x147mm
    Weight: 790gram

    In the Box :

    You get a ton of mounting gear; the fan has a fan controller “build-in” so you can’t use it for another fan unfortunately.

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    Construction :

    A large heat lane (Scythe’s heat pipe “a-like” heat transfer construction) is present throughout the constructions, a copper base passes the heat to these heat lanes which in turn make the heat dissipate through aluminum fins. The base is very smooth with only small traces of machine lapping.

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    Installation :

    The mounting bracket is attached to the base, depending on the orientation of your CPU socket you need to use either a screwdriver of a wrench to install this heatsink. Unfortunately, with the DFI we had to use the wrench, which made the whole installation take up ~10 minutes.

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    Performance and Noise :

    Phenomenal! That’s how you can sum up the performance of this heatsink, this can not be said of the included fan however, at 50% speed it barely produces enough airflow, and CPU temperatures go way up. The Papst 120mm fan offers very impressive performance/noise ratio’s, while the 115CFM Titan doesn’t care about noise, it’s all about the performance with this fan.

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