Heatsink Test – Joe
SUMMARY: Very good performance at low noise – a winning combination.
- Three Heat-Pipes directly touching the CPU
- 120mm Fan; Speed: 800~1500 RPM; Noise level: 20~32 dBA @ 72.1~99.6 CFM; Connector: 4 Pin with PWM
- Heatsink Size: 120 x 50 x 159 mm; Weight: 600 grams (w/fan)
- AMD: Socket AM2/754/939/940 CPU, Athlon 64/FX/X2, Opteron, Sempron
- Intel: Socket 775 CPU, Core 2 Extreme/Quad/Duo, Pentium Extreme Edition/D, Celeron D
The RVT-12025 has a fairly conventional footprint:
The base shows one major difference to other heatpipe heatsinks – the heatpipes contact the CPU’s IHS directly:
This arrangement eliminates one thermal interface – that between the base and heatpipes – common to most -other heatpipe heatsinks.
|Kingwin RVT-12025, 1328 rpm, <50 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-12025 in the upper rank of heatsinks tested to date (Heatsink Ranking) with the fan at its highest speed setting.
A nice package – relatively low noise and very good performance.
Thanks again to Kingwin for sending this our way.
Disclosure: Joe Citarella has a financial interest in a company developing electronic cooling products.