With the addition to the horsepower that the Core i7 Intel chips have been pumping out, another factor to the new CPU series from Intel is the added heat that these chips produce. Companies of cooling products have already jumped on board with 1366 specific coolers as well as adapters for previous cooler designs to be used with the new Socket design. Kingwin XT-1264 CPU Cooler is one of the coolers inline to claim the most price effective i7 cooler prize. At first glance all of the bells and whistles are included at a very decent price let’s get a closer look and see how well it tests out:
Provided by: Kingwin
|Dimension:||120mm (L) x 74mm (W) x 150mm (H)|
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- Model: XT-1264
- Intel: Socket 1366/775/Core i7/Core 2 Extreme/Quad/Duo/Pentium Extreme Edition/
- AMD: Socket AM2/754/939/940/Athlon 64/FX/X2/Opteron/Sempron
- 4 pcs High Performance U Type Heat-pipe Touch w/ CPU Chip
- Easy installation
- H.T.C. (Heat-pipe Touch Chip) Technology
- 4 Copper Heatpipes
- 120 mm NDB Fan
- Aluminum fin
- Light weight
- Tool-Free clip
- Universal Application: 1366/LGA775 push-pin & AM2/K8 Tool-Less Clip
- CPU: Q6600
- Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3
- Memory: 2 x 2GB Kingston
- Video Card ATI Radeon EAH 4550
- Power Supply: Thermaltake Litepower 450W
- Hard Drive: Seagate 500GB SATA
- Optical Drive: LG DVD-RW With Lightscribe
- OS: Windows XP Home SP3
For this test I will be putting the Kingwin XT-1264 CPU Cooler up against the Cooler Master Hyper TX3, the Evercool Buffalo, and the Nexus LOW-7000. For this test I will be recording the idle and load temps of my CPU while they are both at stock clock (2.4GHz) and overclocked (3GHz). To get the CPU temp up I will be using the burn-in function of Prime 95. The ambient temp in the room will remain a constant 23°C to ensure a fair test for all competitors.
Cooler Master TX3
|Kingwin XT-1264|| |
So we can see that the Kingwin XT-1264 CPU Cooler did quite well against the competition. The temps we recorded are nothing to be ashamed of and the cost of the cooler compared to its performance is very impressive. Granted the Noctua coolers we have reviewed in the past did a little better than this one they didn’t do THAT much better especially when cost comes in to play, The Noctua coolers come with a significantly higher price tag for the i7 versions.
Over all the Kingwin XT-1264 CPU Cooler is a great all around cooler with lower temps where it counts (load OC temps). I like the look of this cooler and the fact that is has so many socket types it provides compatibility with. Even though there were ridges from the copper/aluminum CPU foot the overall lapping of the two metals was virtually flawless ensuring a great fit on your CPU which in turn means much better drops in temps.
Would I recommend this product? Yes, it is a great choice for an i7 cooler for its price. There are better coolers out there but for almost double the price and only marginal cooling benefits over this one it seems like a no brainer to go for the Kingwin XT-1264 CPU Cooler.
- Multiple Platform Support
- Well Designed
- Grooves Next to Heat piping