SilverStone Tundra TD02-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 TD02-E includes two fans for a push or 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 TD02-E impresses by beating everything including the Raijintek Triton using the stock fans. The SilverStone TD02-E managed to keep an average temperature of 49o 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 TD02-E become the cooler to beat in our first test. The TD02-E and the Raijintek Triton which both feature a bigger radiator, benefit greatly from having a larger surface area to displace the heat produced by the processor. However, the included fans of the SilverStone TD02-E give it an almost unfair advantage over the competition.