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Written by Olin Coles   
Tuesday, 25 September 2007
Table of Contents: Page Index
Xigmatek XP-S964 Copper Heatpipe 92mm CPU Cooler
Closer Look: Front
Closer Look: Rear
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Xigmatek XP-S964 Cooler

Ideally every CPU cooler should perform well, which most do. But in the age of advertising and marketing, consumers are easily mislead into believing a product will perform well just because of the company branding it. I have reviewed some very nice coolers over the summer by some of the most well known names in the industry; only to be let down by their claims of premium performance. Well, to be honest, prior to very recently I had never heard of Xigmatek before. Just a few weeks ago Benchmark Reviews unveiled the Xigmatek HDT-S1283, which tested to be the best-performing CPU we have seen to date. Perhaps on the same level is the Xigmatek XP-S964 Copper Heatpipe CPU Cooler.

Many manufacturers search out designs that will help them develop a product known for extraordinary performance. Benchmark Reviews has already reviewed many of the very best CPU coolers available to enthusiasts, from the very unique and original Zaward Sylphee ZCJ003 CPU Cooler to the oversized Thermaltake MaxOrb CL-P0369 CPU Cooler. Not long ago, we even reviewed the Ultra ULT33186 Chilltec TEC CPU Cooler which combined three different cooling technologies into one solution. All of these products performed very well, but none of them really set itself apart from the pack like the Xigmatek HDT-S1283 did. Now Xigmatek is back at it, with their offset arrangement of heatpipes in the new XP-S964.

Xigmatek XP-S964 Copper Heatpipe 92mm CPU Cooler

Heatpipes have not been an integrated part of the CPU cooler for very long now, but the tall design with a fan fixed to the front has already been done several times over. Copper heatpipes, and later copper bases, helped reach the coolest temperatures available from air cooling. But enthusiasts didn't have to wait long for the next advancement: Xigmatek delivered the Heatpipe Direct Touch design in the HDT-S1283, and now those same creative minds have returned with an offset heatpipe design allowing for full-face air-cooling exposure.

Outstanding performance and quiet, XP-S964 outmatches other air coolers. 4pcs Φ6 mm heat-pipe with high-density and light material fins, it provides outstanding heat dissipating efficiency and cooling performance. With rubber suspension and powerful but quiet 92mm fan, it is much more quiet and reliable. Universal Retention Module for INTEL and AMD, it is easy to install in seconds for users.

About the company: Xigmatek

Purpose and targets of becoming one of the worlds leaders in thermal PC Industry were set for Xigmatek Co. Ltd in 2005, the founding year! To ensure reaching their project aims, Xigmateks management followed up with hard work, experiences and customer friendly business style.

Honing one of the world’s most efficient manufacturing operations, Integration Presence in major economic regions, being tied up with most important strategic alliances between suppliers and academia and further majority investments in R&D are some of Xigmateks aggressive incensement strategies.Xigmatek Company Logo

Combining the cream of product designers, R&D engineers and technical people (main team in Germany) Xigmatek is proud and full of confidence to offer excellent quality products and service to cover the customers requirements and demands.

Within the standard channels as the consumer market and the distributing electrical appliances, Xigmatek will keep on focusing on development and set up even new sales channels to comply ever-changing demands and requirements.

Several years of experiences company background in Thermal IT industry provides our customer the best, reliable, environmental and performing Thermal/Cooling Systems including excellent Service to fulfill global users and customers demands.

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Features

  • Imbalance arrangement of heat-pipe result in perfect heat dissipation.
  • Anti-vibration rubbers prevent fan vibration and also absorb vibration noise.
  • 4pcs high performance U type heat-pipe.
  • 92mm highly efficient PWM fan.
  • Maximum dissipating surface.
  • Minimum Components interference design.
  • Brilliant smart fan: PWM + Thermal-control fan (optional).
  • 3-in-1 application: LGA775 push-pin/K8 & AM2 tool-less clip.

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  • Product Name: XP-S964
  • Product Number: CAC-S9FH4-U01
  • Outside Dimension (W) x (H) x (D) mm: 104 x 52 x 133
  • Heat Sink Material: Copper Base with Aluminum Alloy
  • Heat-pipe: Φ6 x 4
  • Fan Dimension (W) x (H) x (D) mm: 92 x 92 x 25
  • PWM Fan Voltage Rating (V): 12V
  • Speed (R.P.M.): 1200~2800 R.P.M.
  • Bearing Type: Rifle Bearing
  • Air Flow (CFM): 39~54.6 CFM
  • Air Pressure (mmH2O): 1.7~3.3 mmH2O
  • Life Expectance (hrs): 50,000 hrs
  • Noise Level (dB): 22~34 dBA
  • Connector: 4 Pin with PWM
  • Weight (g): 550g (w/fan)
  • Thermal Resistance: 0.18
  • Application:
    • All Intel Socket 775 CPU
    • Core 2 Extreme / Quad / Duo
    • Pentium Extreme Edition / D
    • Celeron D
    • All AMD Socket AM2 / 754 / 939 / 940 CPU
    • Athlon 64 / FX / X2 / Opteron / Sempron



 

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