Test bed:

  • Intel Pentium 4 520 (2.8Ghz) @ 3.85Ghz (1.55V)
  • Albatron PX925XE Pro
  • 2X 512MB Kingston KVR533D2N4/512
  • Leadtek PX6600 TD (Geforce 6600 PCIe)
  • Superflower (TTGI) TT450S14 450W PSU
  • Maxtor 5T020H2 20GB PATA Hard disk
  • Coolermaster Hyper 6+
  • Coolermaster Vortex TX

The test was conducted such that, the system is allowed to boot into Windows,
and idle temperatures were recorded. Then, 2 instance of Prime95 was loaded, 1
with Large FFT torture test, and the other with Small FFT torture test. After
20mins of load, full load temperatures were then recorded.

Due to the 4 pin fan header design, the fan was speed controlled. At idle,
with fan speed at the lowest, it was really quiet, keeping to specifications of
20.26dBA. At full load however, the fan could be heard clearly. Although the
noise is no where near Delta Focused Flow line of fans, it is just the low
pitched noise. Nothing irritating like the high pitch whines heard from Focused
Flow fans.

 

Idle:

idle graph Coolermaster Hyper 6+

The sheer size of the Hyper 6+ showed stunning performance as compared to the
Vortex TX. At idle, the Hyper 6+ is a full 7 degrees cooler then the Vortex TX.
Fantastic!

full load Coolermaster Hyper 6+

At full load, the difference is even wider apart. A
difference of 14 degrees was observed! Moreover, at these voltage and frequency
settings on the processor, with Vortex TX, slight thermal throttling was
recorded at 75 degrees, while the Hyper 6+ keeps the processor cool and stable
enough through out the test. The massive heatsink size and those heatpipes made
this impressive feat possible.