AMD Athlon 64 Results - Heatsinks with Similar Fan:
Our second result chart for the Athlon 64 heatsinks contains results when each unit was paired with one of our "reference" fans, either 120mm Papst or 92mm Delta if they could be mounted. There were quite a number of products which use a custom designed fan/mounting systems, the results for those HSF are re-included for comparison.
The top 8 heatsinks using the 120mm Papst fan are only 5°C apart, which makes it difficult for you to go wrong with any single one. If we must name “one” product to be superior to the others, than the Tuniq would be the one, if you fit it. It’s a brute force solution, close to 1kg of tightly packed fins which will dissipate heat most efficiently when paired with a higher CFM fan.
If you’re looking for complete silence, the Scythe Ninja stills holds the crown, but has received some tough competition from the HR-01 (Thermalright) and their own Infinity/Mine products.
With the Athlon 64 part finished it’s time to start anew on our S775 test setup, let’s meet the contestant on the next page ->