Kingwin Revolution (RVT-9225)

Heatsink Test – Joe

SUMMARY: OK performance at acceptable noise – not one for aggressive cooling.


The good guys at Kingwin were nice enough to send a sample of their Revolution (RVT-9225) heatpipe heatsink to test out.

Key Features

  • Intel Socket 775 CPU, Core 2 Extreme/Quad/Duo, Pentium Extreme Edition/D, Celeron D
  • AMD Socket AM2/754/939/940 CPU, Athlon 64/FX/X2, Opteron, Sempron
  • 92 mm PWM Fan, 1200~2800 rpm, 23~35 dBA, 39~54.6 CFM with rubber mounts, 4 Pin PWM connector
  • Mounts for LGA775, push-pin/K8 & AM2 Tool-Less Clip
  • Weight: 410 grams; Size (w/fan): 92 x 134 x 50 mm

The fan mounts to the heatsink with rubber mounts – a nice tough to reduce noise:

Rub mount

The base shows the heatpipes which directly contact the CPU:


Parts that ship with the heatsink include a “spoiler” to deflect air coming out of the fins – first time I’ve ever seen that:


The Test

The Kingwin’s RVT-9225 was tested on an Asus P5WD2 motherboard P4 Motherboard Test Platform with a modified Pentium D 805 to read CPU case temps (both supplied by Directron).


Case Temp

Ambient Temp


On-Die Temp¹

Kingwin RVT-9225, 2812 rpm, 51 dBA²





¹MBM on-die temperatures.
²50 dBA measured 8″ from the fan intake corresponds to about 30 dBA measured 3 feet from the fan, a very quiet noise level.

Results place Kingwin’s RVT-9225 in the lower rank of heatsinks tested to date (Heatsink Ranking).


OK performance at acceptable noise – not one for aggressive cooling.

Disclosure: Joe Citarella has a financial interest in a company developing products for electronic chip cooling.

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