Discussion in 'Reviews' started by t_ski, Jun 27, 2006.
To read this review go to: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Thermalright/XP-90C/
that isn't a very good Stepping opteron u got there, 1.52v just to hit 2.7 ghz
I was wondering why your load temps were so high even with a XP90c 60c is terrible.
What is the ambient room temp? that should explain alot.
I got a 146 opteron that does 2.8ghz at 1.4-1.45v and I hit 50c full load with a XP90!
good review, and its still a excellent cooler, one thing u should have added is the weight of it. That is the reason I went with the XP90 and not the XP90C is almost double the weight. for only like 2-3c cooler temps cause of the cooper.
I also wished they would have made if compatible with AM2. U did make a good point tho, for its day it was tops, now there are comparable it not better coolers out.
No, it is a good stepping. I just wanted to keep the specs close to what w1zzard was using in his MiniTyphoon review. The CPU can actually hit close to 3.1GHz at the 1.525v in the article, and that is on the Big Typhoon. Unfortunately, even with the extra volts, the XP-90C wouldn't let me get 3.0 stable. And the weight was mentioned in the specs on the first page, but it was in grams (copies from the Thermailright site). The weight of the heatsink by itself is 690 grams, which converts to about 1.5 pounds. Finally, as mentioned in the article, room temperature was monitored at 26C + or - 1C. I have seen lots of reviews where ambient temps were below 20C. You always need to take the ambient temp into consideration when comparing the performance of a heatsink in a review, that's why I listed it.
UPDATE (July 11, 2006): Thermalright has brought to my attention that they will be releasing a new AM2 RM (Rev.B) that will allow the XP-90C to be compatible with the new AMD AM2 platform. This RM is slated to be released soon (August 2006). This will allow current and future owners of the XP-90 and XP-90C to use them in their new AM2 systems for an additional cost of only $3 USD.
Whooosh... look @ that "monster"!
* Thermalright is usually way up there on quality &/or performance iirc, year-in & year-out, if not "THE" top performer!
(Can't go too far wrong using their stuff imo... wish I had one myself! Almost got the 120 model here, but backed out @ last second & opted for another type (wish I hadn't)).
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