Titan Hati Reviewairman - January 23, 2011
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Testing and Setup:
Testing of the heatsink will involve applying a load simulated by Prime95, using small FFTs in stock and overclocked scenarios. Both idle and load temperatures will be recorded. Load temperatures will be the maximum value displayed in RealTemp after running eight threads in Prime95 for one hour, and idle temperatures will be the minimum recorded value by RealTemp with no computer usage after one hour. The temperature values for each of the four cores will be averaged and displayed in the graphs below. The ambient temperature is held at a constant 22.5 °C throughout testing of the Titan Hati, as well as the comparison heatsinks. All the data shown in the graphs below is in degrees Celsius. The included Titan Platinum Grease will be used during testing, and thermal pastes as packaged from the other coolers were used with each heatsink, respectively. Titan provided an extra fan for review purposes of this heatsink. I will not be including the results from only one fan, as the average temperature was less than one degree higher with one fan compared to two. The fans on the Titan Hati will be run at full speed for these tests.
- Processor: Intel i7 920 (Stock 2.66GHz and Overclocked to 3.44GHz @ 1.27V)
- Motherboard: MSI Eclipse SLI
- Memory: Mushkin Ridgeback 12800 6-8-6-24
- Video Card: XFX HD5870
- Power Supply: Mushkin Joule 1000W Power Supply
- Hard Drive: Seagate 1TB SATA
- Optical Drive: Lite-On DVD-RW
- OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
- Ambient Temperature: 22.5 °C
- CPU Heatsink: Titan TTC-NC15TZ "Hati"
- Case: Cooler Master HAF 932
- Stock Intel heatsink
- Deepcool Ice Matrix 600
- Deepcool Ice Matrix 400
- Zalman CNPS9900 MAX
- Noctua NH-D14
- Deepcool Gamer Storm
As I stated in the beginning of this page, Titan provided an extra fan to use a push/pull configuration for review purposes. I found that the extra fan did not make much of a performance increase for idle situations, and only pulled down the load temperature by a little more than a single degree. This may be a result of the high airflow in the HAF932 case, but I can't say for sure. Overall, the Titan Hati did quite well for its size.