Titan Hati Reviewairman - January 23, 2011
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Titan, as we all know, is very popular for its Fenrir series of coolers. For quite some time, the Fenrir TTC-NK85TZ was putting out some of the best numbers until it was more or less dethroned by the Noctua series that have been ruling the market. Even so, Titan is still a big competitor in the computer cooling market. Titan offers products such as heatsinks, VGA coolers, notebook coolers, and hard drive coolers. I recently discovered that the company also makes coolers and aftermarket fans for game consoles, as well as car AC power inverters. Operating under the Titan name for almost twenty years, Titan has continued to grow its company to over 500 employees and is capable of churning out two million units monthly. That is a staggering number!
So, we know the Taiwanese company has huge manufacturing capabilities, but can can it still make a good cooling product? In the hotseat today is another Fenrir series cooler, the Titan TTC-NC15TZ "Hati" heatsink. It looks to be a little sister of the original TTC-NK85TZ Fenrir, with one less heatpipe and a slightly smaller cross section. It does, however, have room for an extra fan, which the original Fenrir effectively did not due to the shape of the fins. The Hati is a direct contact heatpipe cooler that uses three massive 8mm heatpipes to quickly siphon many watts of heat away from the processor it is cooling. This review will feature a complete evaluation of the Titan TTC-NC15TZ Hati from unboxing, physical features, specifications, and an intense testing session on the latest hardware. Let's see how it does.
The Hati is packaged in a glossy white box with the Titan logo at the top in front of a snowy mountainscape with a white wolf in the background (hence the name Fenrir, from Norse mythology). The Fenrir stamp is seen beside a picture of the cooler and underneath this is a list of the Hati's features. The right side of the box features a few pictures explaining some of the Hati's features, such as the direct contact heatpipes, the included fan, and the vibration reducing fan mounts. The rear of the package has the same list of features as the front, though they are in eight different languages. Finally, the left side of the box has a list of all the CPUs that the Titan Hati supports. Generally put, this is AMD AM3/AM2+/AM2 and Intel 1366/1156/775 compatible.
The Titan Hati is packaged with all the mounting hardware needed for both AMD and Intel sockets, two sets of noise dampening rubber fan mounts, the user's manual, and one 120mm "Kukri" fan. The Titan Hati seems to be very lightweight, thanks to its aluminum base and aluminum fins. There are nine blades on the Kukri fan, which looks like a lot, but is really no more than a lot of fans these days. The fan blades look more dense than usual because they have more curl to them, taking up more visible space through the blades themselves.
With the Titan Hati out of the box, it is now ready to be inspected under a close eye.