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Nice Comparison really:

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It is in response to the constantly increasing heat dissipation of central processors that the manufacturers have developed high-efficiency air coolers, which have come to be known as “super-coolersâ€. The peak of the heat dissipation growth fell at the Pentium 4 and D processors, but the CPU manufacturers’ current orientation at creating power-economical processors doesn’t allow us to do without super-coolers because two “cool†cores heat up just as much as a single hot core does. Moreover, a processor can generate much more heat than usual if overclocked
Rest here :http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coo...an-scythe.html
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I certainly wouldn't call a Zalman a "super" cooler LOL

Interesting to note that the Infinity beat the Zalman in all tests (although in the 2000RPM tests it was basically a tie).........yet the conclusion still states the 9700 is better than the Infinity. Although I do agree with their statement that the Zalman is only good for about a 100-200Mhz overclock

It should be noted too that while the Inifnity clearly is better than the 9700, it is close.....however, the Inifnity has the ability to have 2 fans mounted to it, and those fans can be higher CFM than the stock one it comes with.......the 9700 is not upgradable. The test did use a Thunderblade (up to 78CFM) on the Ninja and Infinity, if they had mounted a 2nd one (2nd clip not included but easy to make or get a replacement) the temps would have dropped a lot more as well......


Also, the BT appeared to perform well, but the article states all tests had a 120mm fan blowing outside air directly onto the coolers.......making the tests exact temperature results somewhat questionable as few cases have that set-up.
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Interesting..they gave the BT very high marks...
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I saw his and thought may help a few peoplw with cooler decisions
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Agreed.... It's impressive that the BT has been out for so long now and is still performing so strong in the benchies. I'm surprised they don't just flat out recommend the BT over the other HSFs. It's such a simple yet efficient design........ I guess I've become a BT fanboi!!!!!!!
    
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However even thought the BT is a good cooler it does have some big disadvantages for some maily being the Size and Weight.
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True, the BT is HUGE. The Infinity weights 150g more than the BT though. I'd be scare to have all that weight torquing down on the chip, especially since it's so much taller than the BT too.
    
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so 9700 won eh?
    
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I guess-but how or why? Obviously the coolers with upgradeable fans are the way to go...as pretty as it looks
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so 9700 won eh?
Your answere Lies in the Link I gave on Post 1
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