Date: December 22nd, 2009
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Titan
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATION & FEATURES (From Titan)
The name of Titan's newly launched CPU cooler, Fenrir, is derived form the giant wolf of Norse mythology. Fenrir-TTC-NK85TZ has many rich characteristics; comparing with the original heat pipe size at 6mm, Fenrir possesses 4 larger 8 mm diameter copper heat pipes with the direct touch design to maximize the overclocking performance up to 160W and succeed in offering the best cooling performance. To perfect the heat conductive efficiency, the free sample of Royal Grease (0.032C/W) is attached to each package. The 12cm giant fan with built-in PWM speed control technology will operate automatically to solve overheating problems and provide a silent environment. Fenrir, especially suitable for Inter LGA1366 is absolutely the best thermal solution for your computer!
- Universal design: compatible with Intel LGA 775/1156/1366 and AMD K8/AM2 /AM3
PWM intelligent controller: automatically adjust fan to provide wonderful balance between performance and rumble generated from CPU
- 12cm large fan : cover whole area for system cooling + Superior silent performance at 17dBA only
Heat Pipe Direct Touch: provide the maximum heat conductivity and draw heat away immediately
- Unique fin design: reduce air resistance to enhance cooling performance.
So what do you get for the US$50 price tag. First impressions of the packaging and product was that this from introduction seems to be quite a flashy product. Let's see what we get when the finger murderer plastic bubble packaging is opened.
First out is the mounting hardware for most, if not all, recent Intel and AMD models. Also included is Titan's branded Royal thermal grease. Regardless of your processor, if it is relatively recent, it will be covered. Also included is two fan mounting clips and a 4pin to 3pin power connector to control the fan speed without the PWM is your motherboard does not have a native 4 pin cooler power header.
A installation poster is included and is easy to read and understand for whatever processor you are installing the cooler on. The manual was well written, easy to follow and made for a painless installation experience with my socket 1366 processor.
And last out is the box is the main cooler and fan. First impressions are mixed. The cooler is a little light and the materials are a little thin for a cooler with a US$50 price tag. It just doesn't have the feel and heft of a larger higher end cooler. It's not a budget cooler by any means, but it doesn't have build quality of some of the Zalman and Thermalright coolers I have tested for close to the same money.
Whether that affects the performance will be seen in the upcoming sections.