Titan Amanda TEC Cooler
Published: 9th June 2008 | Source: Titan | Price: |
The Amanda was put through its paces as described on the previous page. I tested it against the stock Intel heatsink. I've not included any previous results taken from air coolers due to the difference in the hardware used, environment and the achievable overclock.
As you can see, the Amanda did a fair job of cutting the temperatures at stock. With a drop of 16°C at full load and 4/5°C at idle, it clearly dissipated the heat much better than the stock cooler.
The overclocked results show a similar trend as the stock, with the Amanda beating out the Intel sink fair and square. However, there was a slight oddity in the results. The temperature of the CPU at load after the full 30 minutes was, as the graph depicts, quite satisfactory. But while the test was running, every few minutes the temperature would rise up to the max temp shown in the graph before plummeting very quickly down to the level of the final result. I can only guess that this is the TEC turning on and off automatically to try and save power. A nice thought, but I would have liked to see this as an optional feature rather than have no control over it.
With no expensive equipment to quantify the volume of the fans on the Amanda, you will have to rely on my judgemental ear. Note that the only other fans running during this test were the ones on the 8800GT and the Seasonic M12, both of which were exceedingly quiet.
Amanda was a whisper over the already quiet machine. The rubber mounts on the unit did a good job of keeping vibrations down and the fans themselves were far from screaming.