Bingo....take the hottest CPU and relatively high rpm fans and a "noise" measurement where the majority of these---get the same mark because of all the OTHER noise and...what we know is that the downsized extreme is an effective design--for it's size.Felger Carbon wrote:Keep in mind, the 120mm fan Anand uses is the S-Flex F, and the 92mm fan is the Panaflo H, both fast, noisy fans. Meanwhile, some of the other HSFs are tested using their default slow fans, such as the TT Big Typhoon Vx, the Scythe Infinity, etc.nick705 wrote:Review at Anandtech. Looks like the early promise is confirmed - the only HSF that notably outguns it is the Ultra-120/Extreme, and then not by a huge amount.
A fast, noisy fan on a given HS will always outcool a slow quiet fan on the same HS. Is that what we at SPCR want? If Anand also provided dBA readings, or even fan RPM, the reader would be alerted. But the way Anand tests, the high speed fans always (appear to) win.
This does not match things up on an undervolted Brisbane 3600 with a 500 rpm fan---or no fan. That would tell US something. Then again----some sites figure the "best" motherboard is the one that OVERCLOCKS best. Reviews that base most everything on how "high performance" the component makes a GAME....which tends to come down to frame rates,may be relevant if your puter is just a high price toy and you have Metallica cranked up all day long.
Gamer oriented reviews only tell half the story.....unfortunately...that's 90% of reviews