Heatsink Test – Joe
SUMMARY: Low noise, light weight thermosyphon heatsink with OK performance.
- Thermosyphon heatsink
- Size: 80x132x135; Weight: 400 grams; Material: Aluminum
- Fan: 92mm, 2100 rpm, 37 cfm, 29 dBA
- Uses R134a refrigerant
- Mounts for AMD 754, 939, 940 and AM2, Intel LGA775 and P4 and Pentium D
A view from the back shows the condenser and boiler, with two tubes for coolant flow:
Parts that ship with the SilentFLux include mounts for AMD and Intel CPUs:
|SilentFlux, 2311 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 the SilentFlux in the lower rank of heatsinks tested to date (Heatsink Ranking). Noise levels are very low.
While not for aggressive cooling, the SilentFLux is an interesting heatsink and a good solution for quiet cooling without adding pounds to your case.
Thanks again to Directron for sending this our way to test out.
Disclosure: Joe Citarella has a financial interest in a company developing thermosyphon products for electronic chip cooling.