Heatsink Test – Joe
SUMMARY: OK performance at acceptable noise – not one for aggressive cooling.
- 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:
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:
|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.