|Brand||Model||Thermal Conductivity (W/mK)||Weight (g)||Temperature Difference (°C)||Review Score|
|Noctua||NT-H2||N/A||3.5 / 10||50.1||84|
|Thermalright||TFX||14.3||2 / 6.2||50.5||76|
|Noctua||NT-H1||N/A||3.5 / 10||51.27||N/A|
- “Thermal Conductivity” data is provided by the manufacturers.
- “Temperature Difference” is an average of our benchmark results.
- “Review Score” is an average of the three categories (Unboxing, Performance, Value).
To find out the performance for each thermal compound, a total of three benchmarks are included. AIDA64 is used to run a CPU stress test. CPU, FPU and system cache are all stressed to create as much heat output as possible. Also, Cinebench R15 and Cinebench R20 are used to simulate real-world CPU load (like video-editing or rendering). They will be run continuously for three times. The highest CPU package temperatures are recorded. Results will be taken at 100% fan speed, controlled via the motherboard CPU PWM fan header. Only single-fan configuration will be used in the benchmark.
|Testbench||Version 1||Version 2|
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 5 1600X @ 3.6 GHz (95W TDP)||Intel Core i7-9700K @ 4.80 GHz @ 1.30 V (~150W TDP)|
|CPU Cooler||Noctua NH-U12S (its review here)||Noctua NH-U12S (its review here)|
|Motherboard||MSI B350M GAMING PRO (its review here)||ASRock Z370 Killer SLI|
Our Benchmarking Results
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Check out our full reviews for more detailed explanations and analysis.