I also have to say a few words about the tests performed on AMD platform. Although we used the top AMD Phenom II X6 processor, its heat dissipation is quite modest even after we overclocked it beyond 4 GHz compared to overclocked Intel Core i7
In simpler terms, AMDs chips are way cooler than the Intel Core i7 home microwave ovens.
therefore, the difference in cooling efficiency among the today’s testing participants is smaller.
In simpler terms it means you dont have to pay a fortune in expensive air coolers since the AMD chips are way cooler than the Intel Core i7 microwave ovens.
Moreover, coolers can usually be installed in only two ways on AMD processors, which limits our ability to study their cooling efficiency more diversely. Besides, the way the CPU is locked in its socket doesn’t let us estimate the quality of contact between the CPU and the cooler base from the thermal paste imprint, because we have to turn the cooler slightly during dismounting to avoid damaging the CPU. It produces a smudged imprint. Nevertheless, we will continue to include AMD platform tests into our cooler reviews from time to time.
In simpler terms, we love Intel and dont like AMD, testing AMD is a burden for us but someone has to get the job done.