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[nextpage title=”Introduction”]

This time we are reviewing the Hati CPU cooler from Titan (a.k.a. TTC-NC15TZ), which has three 8-mm heatpipes, a tower heatsink and a 120 mm fan. Check it out!

The Titan Hati is actually a smaller version of the Titan Fenrir CPU cooler, which we have already reviewed.

The Hati box is small and simple, as you can check in Figure 1.

Titan HatiFigure 1: Package

In Figure 2, you can see what comes in the box: heatsink, fan, installation parts, thermal compound and manual. The Hati comes with only one fan, but it accepts two 120 mm fans.

Titan HatiFigure 2: Accessories

In Figure 3, you can see the Titan Hati heatsink.

Titan HatiFigure 3: The Hati heatsink

In the next pages, you will see this cooler in detail.

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In Figure 4, you see the front of the heatsink. It uses a very popular design, with three U-shaped copper heatpipes.

Titan HatiFigure 4: Front View

In Figure 5, you can see the side of the heatsink. Even though it has three heatpipes, the heatsink is quite narrow. The tips of the fins are folded, so the side surface is closed: this creates an air tunnel inside the heatsink.

Titan HatiFigure 5: Side view

In Figure 6, you check the top of the heatsink. Note how the fins are not rectangular. We can also see the fan mounting spaces, and the cooler support fans at both sides.

Titan HatiFigure 6: Top view

[nextpage title=”The Titan Hati (Cont’d)”]In Figure 7, you can see the base of the cooler. The heatpipes keep direct contact with the CPU, and the base is very smooth.

Titan HatiFigure 7: Base

The 120 mm fan that comes with the Hati is a nine-blade model (kukri-shaped fan, according to Titan), with PWM support.

Titan HatiFigure 8: Fan

In Figure 9, you can see one of the fan holders. This kind of rubber holder absorbs the vibration produced by the fan.

Titan HatiFigure 9: Fan holder

In Figure 10, you can see the thermal compound tube and a power adapter (with puts a resistor in series with the fan motor, reducing its speed) that come with the cooler.

Titan HatiFigure 10: Thermal compound and power adapter

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In Figure 11, you can see the clip that holds the cooler on top of the CPU (on the left), the backplate for socket LGA775 and AMD CPUs (in the middle), and the socket LGA1366 backplate (on the right). For use with a socket LGA1155 or 1156 CPU, however, there is no backplate.

Titan HatiFigure 11: Clip and backplates

The cooler is secured by four screws inserted from the solder side of the motherboard, shown in Figure 12. These screws hold four pegs on the component side of the motherboard, as shown in Figure 13.

Titan HatiFigure 12: Screws on the solder side

Titan HatiFigure 13: Pegs on the component side

After installing these screws and pegs, you need to install the CPU cooler on top of the CPU using the clip already shown in Figure 11, using four thumbnuts.

Titan HatiFigure 14: The Hati instaled in our case

Finally, we need to attach the fan to the heatsink.

Titan HatiFigure 15: The Hati instaled in our case

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We tested the cooler with a Core i7-860 CPU (quad-core, 2.8 GHz), which is a socket LGA1156 processor with a 95 W TDP (Thermal Design Power). In order to get higher thermal dissipation, we overclocked it to 3.3 GHz (150 MHz base clock and 22x multiplier), keeping the standard core voltage (Vcore), which was the maximum stable overclock we could make with the stock cooler. Keep in mind that we could have raised the CPU clock more, but to include the stock cooler in our comparison, we needed to use this moderate overclock.

We measured noise and temperature with the CPU idle and under full load. In order to get 100% CPU usage in all threads, we ran Prime 95 25.11 (in this version, the software uses all available threads) with the "In-place Large FFTs" option.

We compared the tested cooler to the
Intel stock cooler with a copper base (included with the CPU), as well as with other coolers. Note that in the past, we tested coolers with a socket LGA775 CPU, and we retested some "old" coolers with this new methodology. This means you can find different values in older reviews than the values you will read in the next page. Every cooler was tested with the thermal compound that accompanies it.

Room temperature measurements were taken with a digital thermometer. The core temperature was read with the SpeedFan program (available from the CPU thermal sensors), using an arithmetic average of the core temperature readings. During the tests, the left panel of the case was open.

The sound pressure level (SPL) was measured with a digital noise meter, with its sensor placed 4" (10 cm) from the fan. We turned off the case and video board cooler fans so they wouldn’t interfere with the results. This measurement is only for comparison purposes because a precise SPL measurement needs to be made inside an acoustically insulated room with no other noise sources, which is not the case here.

Hardware Configuration

Operating System Configuration

  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Software Used

Error Margin

We adopted a 2 °C error margin, meaning temperature differences below 2 °C are considered irrelevant.

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The table below presents the results of our measurements. We repeated the same test on all coolers listed below. Each measurement was taken with the CPU at idle and at full load. In the models with a fan supporting PWM, the motherboard controlled the fan speed according to core load and temperature. On coolers with an integrated fan controller, the fan was set at the minimum speed on the idle test and at full speed on the full load test.

 

Idle Processor

Processor at Full Load

Cooler Room Temp. Noise Speed Core Temp. Noise Speed Core Temp.
Intel stock (socket LGA1156) 14 °C 44 dBA 1700 rpm 46 °C 54 dBA 2500 rpm 90 °C
Cooler Master Hyper TX3 G1 14 °C 47 dBA 2050 rpm 33 °C 56 dBA 2900 rpm 62 °C
Zalman CNPS10X Extreme 14 °C 45 dBA 1400 rpm 27 °C 53 dBA 1950 rpm 51 °C
Thermaltake Silent 1156 14 °C 44 dBA 1200 rpm 38 °C 49 dBA 1750 rpm 69 °C
Noctua NH-D14 14 °C 49 dBA 1250 rpm 27 °C 49 dBA 1250 rpm 53 °C
Zalman CNPS10X Performa 14 °C 46 dBA 1500 rpm 28 °C 52 dBA 1950 rpm 54 °C
Prolimatech Megahalems 14 °C 40 dBA 750 rpm 27 °C 60 dBA 2550 rpm 50 °C
Thermaltake Frio 14 °C 46 dBA 1450 rpm 27 °C 60 dBA 2500 rpm 50 °C
Prolimatech Samuel 17 14 °C 40 dBA 750 rpm 40 °C 60 dBA 2550 rpm 63 °C
Zalman CNPS8000A 18 °C 43 dBA 1400 rpm 39 °C 54 dBA 2500 rpm 70 °C
Spire TherMax Eclipse II 14 °C 55 dBA 2200 rpm 28 °C 55 dBA 2200 rpm 53 °C
Scythe Ninja3 17 °C 39 dBA 700 rpm 32 °C 55 dBA 1800 rpm 57 °C
Corsair A50 18 °C 52 dBA 1900 rpm 33 °C 52 dBA 1900 rpm 60 °C
Thermaltake Jing 18 °C 44 dBA 850/1150 rpm 34 °C 49 dBA 1300 rpm 60 °C
GlacialTech Alaska 18 °C 43 dBA 1150 rpm 36 °C 51 dBA 1600 rpm 60 °C
Deepcool Gamer Storm 18 °C 43 dBA 1100 rpm 35 °C 48 dBA 1600 rpm 62 °C
Corsair A70 26 °C 56 dBA 1900 rpm 40 °C 56 dBA 1900 rpm 65 °C
Deepcool Ice Blade Pro 23 °C 45 dBA 1200 rpm 38 °C 52 dBA 1500 rpm 64 °C
AC Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2 23 °C 47 dBA 1750 rpm 44 °C 51 dBA 2100 rpm 77 °C
Corsair H70 27 °C 60 dBA 1900 rpm 37 °C 60 dBA 1900 rpm 61 °C
Zalman CNPS9900 Max 27 °C 55 dBA 1600 rpm 38 °C 58 dBA 1750 rpm 63 °C
Arctic Cooling Freezer 11 LP 25 °C 45 dBA 1700 rpm 51 °C 49 dBA 1950 rpm 91 °C
CoolIT Vantage 26 °C 60 dBA 2500 rpm 37 °C 60 dBA 2500 rpm 62 °C
Deepcool Ice Matrix 600 25 °C 46 dBA 1100 rpm 41 °C 53 dBA 1300 rpm 69 °C
Titan Hati 26 °C 46 dBA 1500 rpm 40 °C 57 dBA 2450 rpm 68 °C

In the graph below, at full load you can see how many degrees Celsius hotter the CPU core is than the air outside the case. The lower this difference, the better is the performance of the cooler.

Titan Hati

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The main features of the Titan Hati CPU cooler include:

  • Application: Socket LGA775, 1155, 1156, 1366, AM2, AM2+, AM3, 939 and 754 processors
  • Fins: Aluminum
  • Base: Aluminum, with heatpipes in direct contact to the CPU
  • Heat-pipes: Three 8-mm copper heatpipes
  • Fan: 120 mm
  • Nominal fan speed: 2,200 rpm
  • Fan air flow: 66.62 cfm
  • Maximum power consumption: 3.84 W
  • Nominal noise level: 35 dBA
  • Weight: 1.33 lbs (604 g)
  • More information: https://www.titan-cd.com/
  • Average price in the US: We couldn’t find this cooler being sold in the US on the day we published this review

[nextpage title=”Conclusions”]

The design used in the Titan Hati has proved to be simple and effective. The three 8-mm heatpipes directly touching the CPU, 120 mm fan and a heatsink with the sides closed seem to be the formula for a good CPU cooler.

The Titan Hati is, in fact, a good cooler. It has shown good performance, good noise level, and has a nice looks. Of course, it is not a super high-end cooler with insane cooling performance, but this is not what Titan was trying to accomplish with this product.

The only problem with the Hati is that we couldn’t find it being sold, so we cannot say if it has a good price/performance ratio, which is one of the most important pieces of information you need to know when looking for a mainstream CPU cooler.