Summary: The Xigmatek HDT-SD964 did Amazingly well in our tests considering its small size. It beat the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 pro with the same sized fan whilst keeping a little quieter. It did MASSIVLY better than the intel stock cooler and was alot quieter at the same time.
Pros: - Very good cooling performance, - Heatpipe Direct Touch technology, - Intel and AMD compatible, - Ultra quiet 92mm fan, and still silent.
Cons: - Bigger cooler performs better as exected, - Underside not flat so it gets paste clogged in
Summary: Now, if you take the raw temperature readings from the Xigmatek HDT-SD964 ... you'll be disappointed to know that the cooling performance is no better than a standard stock cooler. The temperatures are virtually same. However, having said that ...
Pros: - Ultra quiet, - Very good build quality, - Intel and AMD compatible, - Price
Cons: - Average cooling performance, (Not helped by a low rpm fan)
Conclusion: The Xigmatek HDT-SD964 offers a great performance to size ratio and almost keeps pace with a couple other large coolers. The supplied fan is quiet but not silent; if a silent fan was supplied it would definitely boost this coolers rating.
Summary: Het aanbod op het gebied van CPU-koelers is erg groot, en het blijft maar groeien. Dit zien we maar weer bij Xigmatek, want zij denken dat de HDT-SD964 een goede toevoeging is aan dit grote aanbod.