I am comparing the Jing against the previously reviewed Noctua NH-U9B SE2 cooler. The testing methodology is to check temperature at stock speeds (3.3 ghz) both at idle and then after ten minutes of 100% load. I will then re-run those same tests at a moderate overclock using the MSI OC Genie. This results in about a 25% overclock at 4.19 GHz. For the tests I disabled the fan speed control and ran it at 100%. To date the Noctua has been the quietest cooler I have used, so I was quite interested in seeing how the “Quiet by Design” Jing stands up to this.
First up is the Noctua heatsink. In the screenshots I have included the CPU-Z results. The OC Genie tweaks the core voltage from 1.224 volts to 1.384 and changes the multiplier from x34 (x16 when idle) to x42.
To get a temperature I averaged between the four cores reporting in Core Temp. At sock speeds the Noctua had temperatures of 23.75 degrees Celsius at idle and 40.25 degrees Celsius when maxed out.
Overclocking with the MSI OC Genie resulted in temperatures of 32 degrees Celsius at idle and 54.75 degrees Celsius when maxed out. This means there is an 8.25 degree Celsius increase at idle and a 14.5 degree Celsius increase when the CPU is maxed out.
On the next page we will take a look at the Thermaltake Jing results and see how it compares.