Thermaltake BigTyp Revo Review

Setup and test results …

Configuration …

For our test system we used following configuration:
Intel Core i5 4460 @ 3200 MHz with 0.99 Volt
MSI B85M-E45 Rev. 2.0
2x 4GB DDR3-1600
MSI GeForce GTX960 4GB OC
Cooler Master 500W Silent Pro PSU
Cooler Master RC690 Case
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Service Pack 1

For measurement we used following tools: Prime95 V28.7 und SpeedFan V4.51
Thermal grease: unspecified (included by Thermaltake)

The ambient temperature was at 20°C.

For silent mode the Thermaltake fan was fixed to 800rpm, for maximum cooling the fan has been set to 1800rpm. Idle testing was done only running Windows and speedfan. Stress testing was done by using small-FFT test of Prime95. Energy saving features have not been deactivated in BIOS/UEFI for testing.

Thermaltake BigTyp Revo. test results …

In comparison to the boxed cooler of the Intel Core i5-4460. The boxed cooler could not be tested in silent mode at high loads, as the temperatures exceed the save operating range quickly.

After testing the BigTyp Revo we find it hard to speak of a “silent-mode”. The supplied fan is very audible at its minimum speed of 800rpm. To get a silent cooling solution the fan has to be either controlled by an external fan-controller or simply be replaced with a more silent model.

Under maximum load our Intel Core i5 processor is cooled down to pleasant 58°C, but we are concerned that an increase of speed to 1800rpm at a high noise level leads to no significant drop in temperature.

Thermaltake BigTyp Revo result and general impression …