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Two desktop processors stand at the forefront of enthusiast wish-lists: AMD's Phenom-II X4-965 CPU and Intel's Core i7-980X Extreme Edition "Gulftown" 6-core processor. In response to requests from our community, Benchmark Reviews decided it was time to give AMD their time in our Best CPU Cooler Performance series. So in this Best CPU Cooler Performance Q1-2010 article, an overclocked AMD Phenom II X4 965 "Black Edition" processor was used (original 140W version), and given a heart-warming 1.55 volts to the vCore so it could reach 4000MHz (4GHz) stable. Likewise, our hexa-core Intel Core i7-980X Gulftown received 1.375V for a stable-but-warm 4.0GHz overclock on the capable ASUS P6X58D-Premium motherboard.
source: http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...=432&Itemid=62

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New AMD Test Products

* 3R-System IceAge Prima Boss-II IA-120B2
* Coolink Corator-DS
* CyberPowerPC XtremeGear HP-1216B
* Dynatron Genius-G950
* Noctua NH-D14
* Thermaltake SpinQ-VT CLP0554
* Thermaltake Contac-29 CLP0568
* Xigmatek Balder SD1283 CAC-SXHH3-U06
* Zalman CNPS10X-Quiet
* Zalman CNPS10X-Performa

New Intel Test Products

* 3R-System IceAge Prima Boss-II IA-120B2
* Cogage Arrow
* Coolink Corator-DS
* CyberPowerPC XtremeGear HP-1216B
* Intel DBX-B Advanced Thermal Solution
* Noctua NH-D14
* ProlimaTech Armageddon
* ProlimaTech Megahalems Revision-B
* Thermalright Venomous-X
* Thermaltake Contac-29 CLP0568
* Xigmatek Balder SD1283 CAC-SXHH3-U06
* Zalman CNPS10X-Quiet
* Zalman CNPS10X-Performa

Previous Top Performers

* Prolimatech Megahalems
* Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme
* Xigmatek Thor's Hammer S126384
* Cogage TRUE Spirit
* Scythe Mugen 2 SCMG-2000
* Titan FENRIR TTC-NK85TZ
* CoolAge CA-X120TF Wind Tunnel
* Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme
* Thermolab BARAM
* Cooler Master Hyper Z600
* Xigmatek HDT-S1284/Kingwin XT-1264/Vantec AeroFlow FX 120
* Xigmatek HDT-S1283/Xigmatek DK S1283V/Kingwin RVT-12025
* OCZ Gladiator Max
* OCZ Vendetta 2 OCZTVEND2

Honorable Mention

* Noctua NH-U12P
* Thermaltake V14 Pro CL-P0471
* Spire TherMax II SP679S1-PCI
* Noctua NH-C12P
* Coolink Silentator
* SilenX IXC-120HA2
* Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer CR-CCTF
* Thermaltake V1 CL-0401
* Kingwin RVT-12025D
* Evercool Transformer 6
* Zalman CNPS10X Extreme
* Zalman CNPS9900 LED
* Cooler Master V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP
 

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Mugen 2 cant be beat for the money for AMD or Intel. I would of like to seen the H50 on the i7 980 compared to the rest of heatsinks.
 

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I noticed they're using the 140w AMD 965BE instead of the 125w.
 

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I dont get how Zalman can beat so many cooler. Also which is on top Mega or Venom X?
 

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The Armageddon disappoints...

The Mugen 2 does well though.

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I dont get how Zalman can beat so many cooler. Also which is on top Mega or Venom X?

Zalman's flower coolers aren't that great, but they've been recently releasing tower heatsinks. (And we all know how well a good tower heatsink can perform)
 

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So how did Prolimatech Megahalems beat out the VenoumousX on the new i7 980X?

I thought VX had an advantage on larger IHS cpus. Hmmm....I can definitely see some rage incoming over "bad and inaccurate testing" by this site.
 

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Forgot to mention that.

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I dont get how Zalman can beat so many cooler. Also which is on top Mega or Venom X?

 

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This review proves that the mugen 2 is the best bang for the buck air cooler, Period. 1.74C hotter then the best air cooler on the market for HALF the cost.

edit: WTH happened to the D14
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I love my DK; it does its job well enough and I got it for around $30.

Cools almost exactly as well as a Mugen 2 at half the size.
 

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I'm a little disappointed.

There "high power" fans were a Yate Loon High Speed (not a Petra's one though
) and Scythe Ultra Kaze...no exactly the first or best choices.

Delta AFB1212SH-PWM would have been a better choice for the Armagedon. As neither of those fans have the static pressure to work well on it.
Maybe two Push/Pull GT-AP15's, but I'd still want more.

And the AMD section was...lack luster at best, what's the point of starting without the mounting hardware? And the wording about some of those coolers being Intel limited was poorly written.
On top of that, they didn't use all the coolers they listed on the AMD Platform even though some that they didn't use, came with AMD Hardware.
 

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Would like to get one of those 3R-System IceAge Prima Boss-II but...

I guess we have to get it from Korea. I searched everywhere.

Or the CyberPowerPC XtremeGear same cooler for only $22, can't beat that if we can find it. I haven't searched for that one yet.

Why do they have the 3R Ice Age Prima Boss II in first place when the Zalman Performa beats it hands down by 6c???
Still looks like the Noctua wins in my book, right under Zalman, -1c.

Last year the CM Hyper 212 Plus came in 7th w/36c over ambient.
I see it got a nod in the Intel section, well that's a good thing.

Beyond these, there are only a handful of other CPU coolers I might consider worthy of high-temperature overclocking projects on the LGA1366 socket. Xigmatek's HDT-S1284EE offers four 8mm heatpipe rods in the base, and sells for $40, and the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus isn't a bad deal for $29.

AMD-AM3 CPU Cooler
Thermal Difference
Zalman CNPS10X-Performa 31.9°C over ambient
Noctua NH-D14 (2x 140mm fans) 32.9°C over ambient
Scythe Mugen-2 SCMG-2000 33.1°C over ambient
Titan FENRIR TTC-NK85TZ 35.1°C over ambient
Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme 35.4°C over ambient
CyberPowerPC XtremeGear HP-1216B 37.2°C over ambient
Zalman CPNS10X-Quiet 38.1°C over ambient
3R-System IceAge Prima Boss-II 38.3°C over ambient
Scythe Kabuto SCKBT-1000 38.4°C over ambient
Spire TherMax-II SP679S1-PCI 38.6°C over ambient
Thermaltake Contac-29 38.8°C over ambient
Coolink Corator-DS 38.8°C over ambient
Xigmatek Balder SD1283 39.5°C over ambient
Dynatron Genius G950 46.7°C over ambient
ZEROtherm Nirvana NV120 Premium 51.3°C over ambient
Thermaltake SpinQ-VT 68.0°C over ambient
 

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So how did Prolimatech Megahalems beat out the VenoumousX on the new i7 980X?
Because its badass

i made an investment when i bought mine
 

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Mega is still good according to this review. Mugen 2 is definitely the best bang for buck cooler by far, hands down.
 

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Mega is still good according to this review. Mugen 2 is definitely the best bang for buck cooler by far, hands down.
Still even with a Mega i hit 80C with my current settings.
 
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