Thermalright SLK900U on P4/socket A
Thermalright SP97 socket-A
Zalman ZM7000A CU/AlCu on P4/socket A
The SP94 and SP97 clearly deserve the top rank on Thermalright's product lineup. They are clearly better performers than the earlier SLK900, and the advantage will show up especially with hotter CPUs. In many ways, the performance of the Thermalright heatpipe heatsinks is limited by the exclusive use of the Panaflo 80L in this review. A quiet 92mm fan such as the Panaflo 92L may be the best compromise for these heatsinks, which are probably best used with the hottest CPUs. With the increased airflow from Panaflo 92L, I would expect both SP94 and SP97 to equal or exceed the performance of the Zalman 7000s at the latter's 5V (~20 dBA) noise level. Even with the lower airflow Panaflo 80L, the Thermalrights come very close to matching the Zalmans.
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