When it comes time to choosing the correct CPU cooler for your processor. Taking the time to research the available options is the most important step in the process. Make sure that you’re not limiting your search to just the top known brands. There are several companies out there that make excellent products even though you haven’t heard of them. This is where your research will pay off. Today I am going to take a look at a cooler from Titan Technology Limited, the Titan FENRIR. Although they are not a well known company state side, they have been manufacturing cooler products for years. So let’s dig in and see how the Titan FENRIR holds up to my Core i7 test rig.
On the front of the package we several icons showing the main features of the FENRIR as well as CPU’s that it supports. Flipping it over to the rear we find a few more small images showing off the features with some brief comments.
Looking at the Titan FENRIR, I see a standard 120mm CPU cooler consisting of four copper heatpipes and a 120mm fan. Several coolers on the market will fall into the same category as the FENRIR. The only major difference in the Titan FENRIR is the fact that it utilizes what is know as Heatpipe Direct Touch. This simply means that your heatpipes are actually exposed on the base of the CPU cooler which will allow them to come in direct contact with the heat spreader on the CPU. By all means this isn’t the first CPU cooler we have seen that uses the HDT design, I think it was Xigmatek that originally introduced this back in 2007. Without having a pair of identical coolers sitting side by side with the only difference being the base, its still speculation on which design is truly better for performance.
- Universal design: compatible with Intel LGA 775/1366 and AMD K8/AM2 /AM3.
- PWM intelligent controller: automatically adjust fan to provide wonderful balance between performance and rumble generated from CPU.
- 12cm large fan : cover whole area for system cooling + Superior silent performance at 17dBA only.
- Heat Pipe Direct Touch: provide the maximum heat conductivity and draw heat away immediately.
- Unique fin design: reduce air resistance to enhance cooling performance.
|CPU Support||For AMD Socket AM2+/AM2/AM3/940/939/754/K8 |
‧ Second-Generation Opteron™ upto～1222 SE/1222
‧ Third-Generation Opteron™ upto ～1356
‧ Athlon64 upto～4000+/LE-1620
‧ Athlon64FX upto～FX-74
‧ Athlon64 X2 upto～6400+/BE 2400/4850e
‧ AMD Phenom™ X 3 upto～8750
‧ AMD Phenom™ X 4 upto～9950
‧ Sempron upto 3800+/LE-1250
For Intel Socket 775
‧ Core2 Duo upto～E8600
‧ Core2 Extreme upto～QX9770 /X6800
‧ Core2 Quad upto～Q9650
‧ Pentium D upto～960
‧ Pentium Dual Core upto～E5200
‧ Pentium Extreme upto～965
‧ Pentium 4 upto～672
‧ Pentium 4 Extreme upto～3.73G Hz
‧ Celeron upto～365
For Intel LGA 1366
‧ Core i7 up to～965
|Outline Dimension||124 x 107 x 156 mm|
|Fan Dimension||120 x 120 x 25 mm|
|Rated Voltage||12V DC|
|Rated Current||0.32 A|
|Power Consumption||3.84 W|
|Rated Speed||800 ~ 2150 ± 10% RPM|
|Airflow||33.20 ~ 78.41 CFM|
|Static Pressure||0.02 ~ 0.11 Inch H2O|
|Noise Level||< 17.2 ~ < 39 dBA|
|Bearing Type||Z-axis Bearing|
|Life Time||60,000 Hours|