NZXT HAVIK-120 Review

Performance and Testing

  NZXT Havik 120

 

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.

As you might suspect from the high Max temp on the 4.2 test, the Havik didn't make it though the 4.4GHz test maxing out to over 90 degrees in under 5 mins.

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Most Recent Comments

04-04-2012, 07:00:25

chudley
Nice review Gary, As I am on the daughters laptop atm I had to scroll up and down to compare fan results, what might help others in the future would be a vertical red bar of the temps achieved by the item in question.going up through all results for easy comparison.Quote

04-04-2012, 07:28:22

Excalabur50
Sounds great for those with limited space or a tight budget seems NZXT are lifting their game nice to see.Quote

04-04-2012, 10:04:52

XNine
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Originally Posted by Excalabur50 View Post

Sounds great for those with limited space or a tight budget seems NZXT are lifting their game nice to see.
It's because we've upped the amount of time we spend whipping our designers, I assure you. :b

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04-04-2012, 13:52:55

G-Dubs
the 120 really is a nice bit of kit. Whatever it is NZXT are doing it seems to be working.

This lady with the whp, does she take bookings? Quote

04-04-2012, 13:55:54

Ghosthud1
£46 seems steep for a heatsink of this performance level. Actually all heat sinks are starting to sink into much higher price brackets! what happened to the ocz vendetta that stomped everything at £28Quote
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