Titan TTC-NK95TZ Entertainer Reviewairman -
Testing of the heatsink will involve load simulated by Prime95 using small FFTs in stock and overclocked scenarios. Idle and load temperatures will be recorded. Load temperatures will be the maximum value displayed in RealTemp after running 8 threads in Prime95 over one hour, and idle temperatures will be the minimum value recorded by RealTemp with no computer usage after one hour. The temperature values for each of the four cores will be averaged. The ambient temperature is held at a constant 25c throughout testing of the Nk95TZ, as well as the comparison heatsinks. All the data shown in the graphs is in Celsius. The thermal paste included by Titan will be used during testing on the Entertainer.
- Processor: Intel i7 920 (Stock 2.66ghz and Overclocked to 3.40ghz @ 1.27v
- Motherboard: MSI Eclipse SLI
- Memory: Mushkin HP3 12800 7-7-7-20
- Video Card: Nvidia GTX 260
- Power Supply: Mushkin 800w Modular Power Supply
- Hard Drive: Seagate 1TB SATA
- Optical Drive: Lite-on DVD-RW
- Case: Cooler Master Gladiator 600
- OS: Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit
- Ambient Temperature: 25° Celsius
- Stock Intel heatsink
- Cooler Master Hyper N620
These results are pretty impressive when put up against the towering Hyper N620 from Cooler Master. The Entertainer kept up with it the N620 in everything but overclocked load, where the Entertainer simply doesn't have enough heat capacity to stay cool under a larger heat output. On the final page, I will wrap this review up with my conclusion.