Tillmann Steinbrecher heeft zijn Athlon Cooler Roundup van een update voorzien met de resultaten van de RDJD K702 & K703, en de Vantec K7T-5030. Helaas bleek dit drietal niet in staat om de Global Win VOS32(-plus) en de Alpha K7125/YS Tech te verslaan. Lees hier alle info.
Before we started testing the RDJD dual fan heatsinks, our expectations were high, and we would not have found it astonishing if the K703 had even outperformed the VOS32 or the Alpha P7125. But this was not the case - instead, RDJD's dual fan coolers were a bit of a disappointment.
Does this mean that RDJD's "bonded fin" heatsink design is bad? Definitely not. RDJD has proved with the K701 that their design makes sense. But the problem with the K702 and K703 is that their heatsinks are based on a design that was developed for single fan coolers. The airflow inside the dual fan coolers, especially in the center, is less than ideal. If RDJD came up with a heatsink design optimized for a dual fan configuration (with a different orientation of the fins, for example), then they could definitely produce top-performing coolers. But let's see what the future will bring...
As for the Vantec cooler: Although it certainly isn't the most efficient Athlon heatsink available - nobody would have expected that - it provides good performance, making it even suitable for overclocking. Whether this heatsink will be successful depends on its price - and it's probably going to be very attractive.