Cooling Efficiency on Intel Platform
Now let’s check out the performance of Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme and its competitors on an Intel platform at a slightly higher CPU frequency and Vcore:
I have to say that compared with Xigmatek Thor’s Hammer the new cooler did very well. First, it is true about a dual-fan configuration, when Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme turned out 1-2 °C more efficient than the competitor at low and medium fan rotation speeds and lost 1 °C at maximum speed. In a configuration with one Thermalright fan Thor’s Hammer is 1 °C more efficient in all speed modes. The reference Thermalright IFX-14 is much more efficiency than any of the solutions with heatpipe direct touch technology in all speed modes. Here is a table with detailed test results for your reference:
As for the dependence of Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme performance on the way its heatpipes are positioned over the CPU heat-spreader, we can’t draw any interesting conclusions, because multiple tests in different positions didn’t reveal any difference. The results varied within 1 °C that is why I can’t claim that any of the installations is preferable.