Kingwin RVT-9225: Budget priced cooling results in budget performanceby Matt Campbell on July 16, 2008 2:00 AM EST
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In our CPU Cooler review in March, the Noctua NH-U12P emerged as one of the best cooling performers we've tested here at AnandTech. However, at a price point of around $90 with two fans, that performance doesn't come cheap. Today we're going to look at a less expensive alternative, the Kingwin RVT-9225.
KWI Technology Inc., known as Kingwin, sells a number of PC components besides CPU coolers, including power supplies, fans, cables, and so forth. Their CPU cooler line has three recent models supporting modern processors; these are all part of the Revolution line, which consists of the RVT-9225, the RVT-12025, and the RVT-12025D. All of these incorporate "H.D.T." as they term it, Heatpipe Direct Touch, which essentially describes what it is: the heatpipes actually run through the CPU block and have a large contact surface to the CPU.
As we'll see, this is effectively marketing hype and does not provide performance gains over other approaches. The RVT-9225 is the smallest of the bunch, with a 92mm x 25mm fan (hence the name), and retails at Newegg for around $30.
|Kingwin RVT-9225 Heatsink|
|Dimensions||3.63" x 5.27 x 1.97" /92(L) x 134(H) x 50(W) mm|
|Weight||0.91Lbs / 410 g (w/fan)|
|Material||Aluminum w/ copper base|
|Fan Configuration||Single 92mm fan, rubber mounts|
|Kingwin RVT-9225 Fan|
|Model||Kingwin Revolution RVT-9225|
|Fan Size||92 x 92 x 25 mm PWM|
|Bearing Type||Rifle bearing|
|Noise Level||23~35 dBA|
|Air Flow||39~54.6 CFM|
|Fan Life||50,000 hrs|
|Connector||4 Pin with PWM|