If you ever got an idea that it would be nice that heat pipes on CPU cooler are in direct contact with CPU heat spreader, instead of solution that includes another heat transmitter between, in form of CPU cooler base, Titan has created cooler like that. Idea was that heat pipes without aluminum (copper) base should conduct heat easier and more efficient and as result more heat would be transferred to aluminum fins that are cooled by a fan.
Titan Fenrir is cooler that has four 8mm copper heat pipes that are in direct contact with CPU heat spreader when cooler is mounted. First interesting detail is that heat pipes are in perfect contact and level with the rest of aluminum base and only if sharp object or fingernail is drawn over the base joints can be felt. Of course with additional polishing even these imperfections can be corrected. Since base surface was almost perfectly flat and large (50x35x12mm) we expected nice cooling performances. Body of this cooler is consisted of exactly 50 aluminum fins with 3mm gap.
Titan proudly declared that this cooler can be used for CPUs with up to 160W power dissipation. This means that this cooler is intended for overclockers. Mounting mechanisms for both socket types are included in the package and thanks to used screws with big heads, mounting can be done without usage of any tools. Cooler without fan has 790 grams. Fan is certified to noise levels from 17 to 38dBA depending on rotation speed that can have values from 800 to 2200RPM. Fan is also easily mounted with two spring wires. When fan is mounted on cooler and rotates at lowest speed it is really quiet, while at maximum speed it produces a lot of noise. Since converter from 4pin to 3pin power cord is included in package, it is easy to connect fan to any fan controller and eliminate unnecessary noise. Since original power connector has 4 pins PWM (Pulse-width modulation), support comes natural and that means that this fan will change its rotating speed according to CPU load. On paper and out of the box, Fenrir promises nice performances and if you are interested how it performed in our test lab continue reading.
Titan Fenrir CPU cooler was tested on Intel platform. Our choice was Core i7 940 model. CPU operated on 3.1GHz at 1.27V and on 3.9GHz at 1.37V while using different RPM for all coolers according to CPU load. Multi Prime95 and its blend test was used as torturing device for CPU while every test duration was limited to 30 minutes.
| Specifications Titan Fenrir (TTC-NK85TZ)
| Supported Socket
|| Intel LGA775, LGA1366,
|Dimensions||156 x 124 x 107 mm|
|Material|| copper, aluminum, plastic
|Fan Dimension|| 120 x 120 x 25 mm
||33 ÷ 78 CFM|
|Rated Speed||800 ÷ 2200 RPM|
|Fan Life Time||60.000h|
| Noise Level
||17 ÷ 39 dBA|
| Test Results
| Intel Core i7 940 @ 3.1 GHz 1.27V
|| Titan Fenrir @ 800 RPM
|| Intel BOX max RPM
||Thermalright Ultra Extreme 120 @ 1200 RPM|
|Idle||32 / 32 / 33 / 31||40 / 41 / 40 / 41||30 / 30 / 30 / 30|
|Full Load||54 / 55 / 56 / 53||65 / 65 / 66 / 67||50 / 51 / 50 / 50|
| Intel Core i7 940 @ 3.9 GHz 1.37V
|| Titan Fenrir @ 2200 RPM
|| Intel BOX max RPM
|| Thermalright Ultra Extreme 120 @ 1800 RPM
|Idle||41 / 44 / 41 / 43||57 / 55 / 56 / 56||37 / 38 / 37 / 38|
|Full Load||72 / 70 / 71 / 71||N/A||66 / 66 / 67 / 66|
We can only establish that Titan with Fenrir cooler has made big step forward compared to its previous models. Although there are still details that can be further improved (like contact between fins and heat pipes) this cooler is definitely worth of your attention. Since price tag for this cooler is around 35€ we can conclude that Titan has made one excellent product that can satisfy overclocking appetites of everyday overcloker that needs stable, quiet and efficient CPU cooler for 24/7 overclock.