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Written by Olin Coles   
Wednesday, 06 January 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
Best CPU Cooler Performance AMD Socket AM3 Preview
Thermally Conductive Element Reference
Scythe Kabuto SCKBT-1000
Scythe Mugen-2 SCMG-2000
Spire TherMax II
Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme
Xigmatek Thor's Hammer
ZEROtherm Nirvana NV120 PWM Premium
Cooler Surface Preparations
Cooler Test Methodology
Test Results: Stock Cooling Fan
Test Results: High-Output Fan


If you've been keeping tabs on CPU coolers, you've probably lost count on the number of products that 'borrow' their design from another manufacturer. The truth is that nobody is borrowing anything, and that everyone is licensing the patent from the creator (usually out of Taiwan). Similar to the TherMax II we explored in a previous section, the Titan FENRIR TTC-NK85TZ also shares design similarities with the Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer CR-CCTF and SilenX IXC-120HA2. Titan makes the same mistake as Sunbeam and Spire, and restricts the FENRIR to accept only one cooling fan.


Heat-pipe Direct Touch design technology is the standard for most modern coolers, and with four exposed copper 8mm heat-pipes rods in a "U" configuration the Titan FENRIR takes full advantage. A well-designed high-pressure clip mounting system is used to secure the TTC-NK85TZ onto the CPU without removing the motherboard.

Benchmark Reviews has tested the Titan FENRIR with both the included 120mm cooling fan and a high-output Yate Loon D12SH-12 (88 CFM @ 40 dbA) for comparison.

TTC-NK85TZ Specifications

  • Outline Dimension: 156 x 124 x 107mm
  • Fan Dimension: 120 x 120 x 25 mm
  • Rated Voltage 12V DC
  • Rated Cunent: 0.32A
  • Power Consumption: 3.84W
  • Rated Speed: 800~2200 RPM ±10%
  • Airflow: 33.2~78.41CFM
  • Static Pressure: 0.02~ 0.11 InchH2O
  • Noise Level: <17.2 ~ <39dBA
  • Bearing Type: Z-axis Bearing
  • Lifetime: 60,000 HOURS


About TITAN Technology Limited

TITAN Technology Limited was established in Taiwan by a group of progressive and experienced engineers in their respective fields. Since our establishment with over 16 years of manufacturing experience with high quality cooling devices for various kinds of PCs, we have successfully gained worldwide recognition for our innovative designs.

TITAN is headquartered in Taiwan and has its own two factories, total approximate 20,000 square meters. Both are located in Guang Dong- China, China. There are around 1200 employees, which provide combined efforts a production capacity of output 1.2 million units per month. TITAN is also leading manufacturer of various thermal products such as: CPU Coolers, VGA Coolers, H.D.D coolers, System Blowers, D.C fans, Heatsinks in comprehensive solution of cooling systems in different applications of PC systems. We have just launched the newest design; the superior water cooling kit(case), annual sales US$57,000,000 combined water and air-cooling in the world; the performance is excellent to reduce heat problems and operates at minimal noise levels. To keep advance with the fast changing market; new models are launched every 1-2 months to meet your requirements.

We have invested our resources on research & development and improved our innovative Total PC thermal solutions. We would like to extend our warmest invitation to any customers who wish to visit us and inspect our operations at our operation; we will ensure that we do our best to meet the needs of our customers. Come and share our experience! We are now showing our most warmly welcome to invite you to visit us for more details and information. Please assure that whichever of our services you decide to use, you will receive our immediate and careful attention.



# RE: Best CPU Cooler Performance AMD Socket AM3 PreviewTFT 2010-02-17 17:11
Elements Thermal Conductance Research has not completed yet.
It lack the elements release rate into the air when heat stop provided to the element.
Nor has the chill factor when contacted with a reference element/cooper.
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# PaulyPaul Letteri 2010-03-12 05:29
Hello It would be most helpfull of listing what motherboards would work with these based on experience and feedback. also the dimentions espially from the mount to under the 1st fin for many of us with denominator type memory have problems with clearance .
I would also like to mention I have a 770usb3 Gigabyte board and it is very disturbing that their engineers did not give a least 65mm from center of the cpu for the % is very high for coolers with 120mm fans
especially for over clockers such as myself. thank you and good work on your testing reports , Paul.
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