Xigmatek Prime Review

Performance and Conclusion.

 Xigmatek Prime

 

Performance

To provide continuity the test set up is as always

Gigabyte UD3R V2
Intel i7 950 @ 4GHz 1.25v & 1.35v
Mushkin Radioactive 2000MHz
HIS 6850
Cooler Master Storm Trooper
Corsair AX750w

 

For the first test we set our i7-950 overclocked to 200x20 @ 1.25v for a clock speed of 4.0GHz. We allow the system to idle for 10 minutes and then run Prime95 'maximum heat maximum stress' setting for a further 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes we note the temperatures of all cores and the ambient temperature of the room. An average of all cores is taken, then the ambient temperature is removed from this figure and this gives us the delta temperature. Delta is the temperature difference above ambient which is a truer reflection of the heat-sink performance rather than mere maximum figures. Testing in an Igloo or the Sahara would give vastly different maximum temperatures, yet the Delta could be the same.  As this unit is supplied with 2 fans I have tested in both single and dual fan configuration.

 

The second test follows all steps from above but with a 200x21 @ 1.35v for 4.2GHz overclock, the extra voltage in this test allows us to see if the heat-sink can cope when extreme loads and overclocks are applied.  As with 4.0GHz the Heatsink was tested in both single and dual fan configuration.

 

 

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Most Recent Comments

30-01-2012, 05:48:02

tinytomlogan


Sporting 4x8mm heat pipes and twin 140mm fans the Xigmatek Prime should do well in the torture tests. Lets see if it's all mouth and no trousers.

Continue Reading

30-01-2012, 06:31:44

trazom
He seems to do a good job.

The only thing "strange" for me is that it is more efficient with a single fan. Why sell with two fans for worse results?

30-01-2012, 08:00:51

kilobravo
Quote:
Originally Posted by trazom View Post

He seems to do a good job.

The only thing "strange" for me is that it is more efficient with a single fan. Why sell with two fans for worse results?
Look at ambient and delta temps,sure it does better with two fans

30-01-2012, 08:38:23

badtaylorx
hey,,,,its an NZXT light!!!

^^^look at the ambiant temps---thats why it looks like its cooler(singlefan)^^^

30-01-2012, 10:14:18

trazom
Quote:
Originally Posted by kilobravo View Post

Look at ambient and delta temps,sure it does better with two fans
Oops. I should not be quite awake.

30-01-2012, 13:50:15

Terrifictez85
Is it just me who thinks this looks like a rebranded NZXT Havik 140mm??

30-01-2012, 14:00:44

murphy7801
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Originally Posted by Terrifictez85 View Post

Is it just me who thinks this looks like a rebranded NZXT Havik 140mm??
Did you read the article ? it states that the factory that made the havik is the same ?

30-01-2012, 14:02:01

Terrifictez85
Quote:
Originally Posted by murphy7801 View Post

Did you read the article ? it states that the factory that made the havik is the same ?
Just glanced at the photos tbh pal.

30-01-2012, 15:18:37

G-Dubs
Quote:
Originally Posted by murphy7801 View Post

Did you read the article ? it states that the factory that made the havik is the same ?
Thanks you.
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