JMke’s Opteron Test Setup
|CPU ||Opteron 144 @ 2.7Ghz|
|Cooling ||Arctic Cooling Freezer 64|
|Mainboard ||Asus A8N-SLI Premium|
|Memory ||2 * 512Mb PC3200 OCZ Platinum Rev2|
|Video ||XFX Geforce 7800GT|
|Other ||Global Win SAF520 520Watt PSU|
200Gb Maxtor SATA HDD
Plextor 12x DVDWriter
18.1” Xenon LCD
The test system is installed on an open bench, the ambient temperature during the tests was 23°C, and the ambient noise was 32.5dBA. The dBA meter was placed 30cm away from the chipset cooling. The noise level was recorded with ONLY the chipset cooling running, the VGA and CPU cooling fans were unplugged
during this test.
The Asus A8N-SLI Premium stock cooling is quite advanced already, the heat pipe transfers heat from the chipset to a large heatsink close to the CPU socket; with the stock CPU cooling, the fan would blow down onto the motherboard and also cool this smaller heatsink. However with the Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 the airflow goes not in that direction, so as an additional test we’ve placed a 1000rpm 80mm fan (Sharkoon Silent Eagle
) on this heatsink.
In our previous test of the Cooler Master Blue Ice we used the vanilla Asus A8N board which comes with a small and noisy chipset cooling, the difference with the Blue Ice was almost 10°C
. In our tests today we see that Asus’ own solution closes the gap with the Blue Ice by ~5°C, and does so with a completely passive cooling system. The Chip Force JTS-0005 makes an impressive entry, slightly ahead of the Blue Ice both in performance as in dBA reading. However those numbers don’t mean everything, the fan of the Chip Force makes a noticeable mechanical noise, something which the Blue Ice fan does not. So while the dBA readings are in the favor of the Chip Force, subjective listing tests put the Blue Ice in front.ConclusionJing Ting
was previously only active in the OEM and distributor market, making products for other well known 3rd party heat sink manufactures like Thermaltake; now they’ve released an impressive product under their own company name with excellent performance and good compatibility.PRO
Low noise 40mm fan
Attention to detail, good finish
40mm fan is not “dead silent”
Not compatible with all SLI motherboards when using two VGA cards
We like to thank Ken from Jing Ting
for letting us test their latest product.
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