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Kingwin XT-1264 Review



When testing the XT-1264 I will comparing temps when idle and under load. I will be testing at stock speeds and at overclocked speeds to better show how this heatsink stands up to the ThermalRight Ultra Extreme 120. I tested the XT-1264 against the TRUE with one fan and with two fans in a push/pull configuration. Both heatsinks are left stock (i.e. neither are lapped). For stress testing I will be using Prime95 v25.9. I will set Prime95 to use Blend as this stresses everything so that the computer will be at the most possible load. Hyperthreading is enabled and all eight threads will be in use. I will leave this running for an hour and then record the temperature using RealTemp 3.00. With idle testing I will be leaving it idle for thirty minutes and check the temperature with RealTemp 3.00.


Testing Setup:

  • Processor: Intel i7 920 (Stock & 3.44GHz)
  • Motherboard: DFI Lanparty UT X58-T3eH8
  • Memory: Mushkin HP3 12800 7-7-7-20
  • Video Card: ATI HD 4870 1GB Toxic Edition
  • Power Supply: OCZ 700W ModXStream Pro
  • Hard Drive: Seagate 320GB HDD
  • Optical Drive: LG DVD-RW
  • Case: Lian-Li PC60FWB
  • OS: Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit
  • Ambient Temperature: 24° Celsius

Comparison Heatsink:

  • ThermalRight Ultra Extreme 120





Lower Temperatures = Better



Besides the idle stock test, which resulted in a tie between the one fan TRUE and XT-1264, the TRUE beat the XT-1264 on every test. However, the XT-1264 kept up quite well and surprised me quite a bit. I had figured that due to the gaps between the heatpipes and aluminum surface there would be a very great difference but the only test that showed the greatest difference was the full load overlocked test. Though, at a whopping 82 degrees Celcius, I wouldn't be running 3.44GHz for 24/7 on the XT-1264.

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (continued)
  3. Specifications and Features
  4. Testing (Setup)
  5. Conclusion
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