The Xigmatek Aegir is not as beautiful as the Dark Knight that we reviewed recently. It uses a similar fan and has a similar fin shape, but lacks the black nickel-plating.
However, if we talk about performance, the Aegir is better. Probably thanks to its six heatpipes (the Dark Knight has only three), the Aegir kept our CPU two Celsius degrees colder, reaching a performance only found on high-end air coolers.
Because of its great cooling performance with good noise level, the Xigmatek Aegir CPU cooler receives the Hardware Secrets Golden Award.