Asus Triton 75 CPU Cooler

Test Setup and Testing Method

Test Setup

The following Test Setup and Method was used:

CPU: Intel Core2Duo E6700 @ 3.33Ghz
Motherboard: XFX 650i Ultra
RAM: 2gb Mushkin XP2-6400 4-4-4-12

HDD: OS - 160gb Hitachi Deskstar SATA II
Power: Zippy 500w
Case: A+ Case Monolize
Graphics Card: Sapphire X1600Pro with Artic Cooling Accelero S2

OS: Windows XP Professional

The Temperature was at a pretty constant 25°C room temperature and the system temperature was 31°C.

Artic Silver 5 was applied onto both of the heatsinks to give as fair a comparison as possible. Please note that as AS5 "cures" (about 200hours and at least 2 cycles), the temps are likely to drop 1-3°C. Due to time constraints neither cooler had this luxury, and this was a fair comparison.

For the testing I had the E6700 clocked both at stock settings of 266 x 10 (2.66GHz) @ 1.3v and 330 x 10 (3.3GHz) @ a fairly high 1.45v to really push the coolers.

Temperatures were logged using CoreTemp monitoring software. Temperatures were checked with a thermal probe and found to be fairly accurate.

For idle temperatures I left the PC for 30mins then recorded the idle temperature every 10 seconds for 5 minutes, making sure I did not use any program that was not already running at windows startup.

For the load temperatures I ran an instance of prime 95 with in-place large FFT's for maximum heat and power consumption, as well as an instance of Folding@Home set to take up any spare cycles of the CPU. Once again I left this for 30mins then recorded the temperatures over a 5 minute period.

For comparison I used Intels stock cooler and the Scythe Infinity. Note that for the testing with the Asus Triton 75 testing with a fan I used the same fan as on the Scythe Infiniy for parity and fairness.

Onto installation..
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Most Recent Comments

08-10-2007, 16:20:07

FarFarAway
Check out our latest look into the world of CPU cooling

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...155839417s.jpg

linkeroonie

08-10-2007, 17:21:23

!TIMMY!
Nice review

I thought the perfomance would be better without a fan.

08-10-2007, 17:50:00

FarFarAway
Me too, but Asus themselves didn't seem to think anything was remiss so I suppose it's normal

08-10-2007, 17:52:33

Ham
At least they're trying new designs, not just re-branding other companies stuff like a certain company.

Great job as ever kemp!

08-10-2007, 17:56:45

FarFarAway
Agreed and thanks

It's a nice design similar to Thermalrights SI-120 which is a nice cooler

08-10-2007, 18:45:39

ionicle
i like this, they've taken heatpipes, like on the scythe infinity, and done some sort of mash up with a thermalright SI 120 lol

very nice
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