Titan Amanda TEC Cooler

Test Results

Test Results

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.

Stock
 
Stock_temps

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.

Overclocked

Load_temps

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.

Noise

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.
 
Finally, flip the page to see the final conclusion and scores...
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Most Recent Comments

09-06-2008, 18:04:48

Ham
Today in the Overclock3d labs we put the Titan Amanda to the test. Look inside to see if she's got what it TECs.

Review

09-06-2008, 18:23:03

Mullet
Nice review - that is one beefy cooler....

09-06-2008, 18:32:51

TonyG
Good review, but to me looks abit top heavy

09-06-2008, 20:53:15

Rastalovich
Good read, but I`m not impressed with the TEC at this point.

Price vS established air coolers, I don`t think it`s "good-enough" for something that is riding on the back of being more-special than just an air cooler.

If the temps were better, the price would be ok for me. If the temps are what they are, the price has to come down.

10-06-2008, 05:38:07

!TIMMY!
Nice review Ham! It is massive!

10-06-2008, 05:55:05

Raging
Bad pun!,nice review dude it actually looks a half decent performer.

10-06-2008, 10:49:59

Hassan
One Big FAN. Holy Cow!!!
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