by Drew Smith on February 8, 2006 in Air-Cooling
Looking for a better way to keep your GPU cool via air cooling? Titan may have the answer with their new Eagle cooler. We have seen this design before, but do they do it better?
*All testing was performed with an ambient case temperature of 29 degrees Celsius using an NVIDIA Geforce 6600 GT*
- Processor – AMD Sempron 3000+ Socket A
- Mother Board – ASUS A7N8X-X
- Power Supply – Ultra X-Connect 500W PSU
- Memory – 1GB, 2 X 512mb Samsung DDR
- Sound Card – Chaintech AV 710 7.1
- Video Card – eVGA NVIDIA Geforce 6600GT 128 MB AGP 8X
- Operating System - Windows XP Professional SP2
As you can see from the graph there is a significant temperature difference from the stock cooler to the Titan Coolers. Even though the Copper cooler performed better than the Aluminum version, I could not get over how much I preferred the look of the Aluminum model and I will be continuing to use it. Another area of interest involving this cooler is the noise level. Immediately after powering the computer back up there was a noticeable difference in noise levels from the stock cooler to either of the Titan Coolers. Both the Titan Coolers are much quieter than the stock cooler.
Overall I found the Titan Coolers to be both very valuable products, with great styling, impressive temperature results, and much improved sound output these products would be a great buy. I would recommend the Titan Copper or Aluminum coolers to any serious gaming who wants to protect their large investment in their video card from the dangers of heat. The only thing holding this product back from a perfect score on the Techgage product scale is the weak mounting screws (they should not become stripped that easily) and the lack of clarity in the instructions (if you are installing an upgrade on a product that can run you upwards of $300 you don’t want to be guessing at where to plug it in). For that I give the Titan Aluminum Cooler and 8 out of 10 rating and the Copper gets a 9 out of 10 rating, for its superior performance in testing.
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