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Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme vs. Super Coolers

Started by: Kmeson | Date 07/12/07 03:01:47 AM
Comments: 51 | Last Comment:  12/21/15 11:09:54 AM

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Nice review.

Did you lap the 120 extreme? I've read that the Enzotech Ultra-X has a very smooth polish.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/12/07 03:01:47 AM]

how can it be that in Anadtech review the Enzotech Ultra-X had about 10degreas of difference between (higher) the Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme !

?? and here it even better?!

can somebody explain me that?
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/12/07 04:32:09 AM]

Which fan(s) were you using on the Ultra-120?
Could we get some CFM specs?
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/12/07 11:48:10 AM]
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Try this -
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/12/07 11:46:16 PM]
Sorry, what fan?
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/14/07 02:49:44 PM]

put a good RPM fan and see the result it definately thrashes enzo by miles...
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/12/07 02:20:14 PM]
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why didnt you take the TT120 in test?
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/12/07 03:12:07 PM]

Why was it not compared to Scythe Ninja 2? It was obvious competitor with best in class characteritics.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/12/07 06:21:33 PM]
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What is it Scythe Ninja 2? Can you give me a link on it?
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/12/07 11:48:02 PM]
Sorry for misprint. It is really "SCNJ-1000P Scythe Ninja PLUS CPU Cooler" Rev B. Link is
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/13/07 09:01:58 AM]
"After the quad-core processor was overclocked to 3304MHz (+37.7%) with a voltage increase to 1.5V, I had to leave out the OCZ Vindicator (an analogue of the Scythe Ninja) and, oddly enough, the Cooler Master GeminII. The latter had behaved very well on a dual-core CPU, being only 2°C worse than the best air coolers, but would let the overclocked Intel Core 2 Quad begin to skip clock cycles. I made sure there was proper contact between the cooler and the CPU heat-spreader, but the results didn’t change: over 82°C under peak load and frequency throttling as the consequence."
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/15/07 02:45:24 PM]

PlayStation 3 supports high-def movies, whose video resolution can scale up to 1080p and video bitrate could be more than 40Mbps. We gave it a whirl on high-def video quality.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/12/07 09:01:02 PM]

"The coolers were tested on an open testbed as well as in a system case" -- Are the temp results averaged between the two environments? I'm asking out of curiosity if orientation affects performance. On a bench gravity can assist the heat pipe coolant flow back to the CPU whereas only capillary wicking I suppose would circulate fluid on the horizontal.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/12/07 10:45:20 PM]

Why not compare the Ultra 120 to the Enzotech Ultra-X with the same absurdly load fan. To pronounce the Enzotech Ultra-X the overclocking winner with a fan running double the speed skews and devalues you pronouncement of the Enzotech Ultra-X as the highest overclocker. I would the same or better results from the Ultra 120 with the same absurdly load fan.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/13/07 11:06:02 AM]

Dear Sergey,

I wanted to tell you Xbit Labs reviews are among the best.
Please be advised that the .1 accuracy of your soundmeter is incorrect.
The correct accuracy is +or- 1.5 dB for your meter which is still pretty good.
That 1.5 variance allows the real value to be in a range of 1.5 dB on either side of the actual reading.
The .1 value you use is it's precision which just indicates how many decimal places the reading uses.
If your meter had a precision of .01 dB it would be a waste of an LCD because of the one and a half dB accuracy.
Again, great reviews.

SunShine Dan
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/13/07 06:52:44 PM]
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While we're clearing things up, does Speedfan echo Core Temp's readings for the Quad?
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/14/07 02:55:29 PM]

Can't compare performance of this heatsink to the performance of one (TT120 for example) tested on a totally different CPU.......
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/16/07 05:54:44 AM]


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