Originally Posted by Helltech
Yeah, thats why I used to trust them. But according to a lot of people here (and they are right on this) CPUs do not heat up in the same manner as a copper block. There is no way in heck a Frio does EXACTLY the same performance as a Noctua NH-D14, which is what Frostytech says.
For us to say that a specific heat sink can't match another heat sink when a scientific and methodical test just proves that is pure subjective opinion and not objective.
Granted that It may not heat up like a copper block since the CPU is made up of 2/4/6 cores and not one whole block like the die, it is still a better test since it heats up the whole surface. This would mean that if the heat sink is given a full load (since the copper block does represent a full load versus a CPU die that has different zone temps) it would show the true capabilities of a heat sink at any given load.
Also, the real world tests that the other sites run has many factors that affect their temps as well compared to a controlled environment.
In any case, to each his own I guess. No need to argue about the merits of one particular test to another.
Let me put it this way, their numbers have shown (3 heat sinks I have bought and compared to the numbers they give as results) that they are within 5%~7% of the actual real life performance of the heat sinks I have gotten. 5%~7% is a pretty good number considering that's about 1~1.5*C in temp difference. Not to shabby if you ask me.