SilverStone Tundra TD03-E: Performance Test 1
Our first CPU Cooler Performance Test takes use of the included TIM and fans included with each CPU cooler. The SilverStone Tundra TD03-E includes two fans for a push pull setup, and a small tube of SilverStone branded TIM which can be reused for multiple installations. The purpose of this test is NOT to prove which cooler is better, but rather to give our readers an expectation of what to expect from each cooler using the stock fans and TIM.
SilverStone Fan Specifications
|Dimension||120mm (L) x 120mm (W) x 25mm (D)|
|Noise level||18~35 dBA|
|Connector||4 Pin PWM|
In our first test, the SilverStone TD03-E impresses by keeping up and even beating the Raijintek Triton using the stock fans. The SilverStone TD03-E managed to keep an average temperature of 50o throughout the entirety of the test. A measurement that is more than adequate for our I5 4670k at stock clocks. It should be noted the included SilverStone fans managed to reach 2300 rpm. Only the smaller fan from the Noctua’s NH-L9x65 managed to spin faster.
Under heavier temperatures, we start to see the SilverStone TD03-E depart from the top spot in our test. The TD02-E which features a bigger radiator, benefits greatly from having a larger surface area to displace the heat produced by the processor. However, averaging around 57o C the TD03-E still managed to pass this test with flying colors by beating other important names.