16. Titan Vanessa L-Type
2. Akasa AK-965
3. Akasa AK-925 Revo
4. Asus Silent Knight II
5. Asus Triton 75
6. GlacialTech Igloo 5160
7. Noctua NH-U12F
8. OCZ Vendetta
9. Scythe Andy Samurai Master
10. Scythe Kama Cross
11. Scythe Infinity (Mugen)
12. Scythe Ninja Mini
13. SunbeamTech.com Silent Whisper
14. Titan Amanda Tec
15. Titan TTC-NK34TZ
16. Titan Vanessa L-Type
17. Tuniq Tower 120
18. Zalman CNPS8700NT
19. Zalman CNPS9700LED
20. Zaward VIVO
21. Test methodology
22. Results - Idle
23. Results - Load
24. Results - Noise
Titan is a company manufacturing many coolers of interesting design. The Vanessa L-Type is an interesting CPU cooler due to its butterfly shaped design which is at least pleasant to the eye. It has support for both AMD/Intel CPUs so you won't need to purchase another cooler in case your platform. The price is good and we are wondering what its performance would be compared to other coolers in this roundup. The Titan Vanessa L-Type is big enough with 15cm in height. Due to its size, Titan offers another smaller (S-Type) version.
- Universal CPU cooler! For Intel P4 EE 965, E670, Celeron D350J, Pentium D960 & Core2Duo E6700, Quad Q6600, Extreme QX6800, AMD K7(socket 462), K8(socket 754/939/940)
- High cooling performance by using heatpipe technology
- Elegant butterfly design
- 25mm big heatpipe
- Minimize the weight with aluminum fins
- Powerful 120x120x25mm fan to enhance heat dissipation
- Bundle with fan speed controller that fits in a 3 1/2” bay or PCI slot" bay
- Adjustable fan speeds to achieve silent cooling or ultimate cooling
- Including special Nano Blue thermal grease
- Different clip options
- Easy Installation
- Full specifications
150 x 130 x 117.4mm
120 x 120 x 25mm
1100 ± 10%RPM
2100 ± 10%RPM
|No. of Pole||
Sleeve / One Ball / Two Ball / Z-AXIS
25,000 / 35,000 / 50,000 / 60,000 Hours
- Retail package
The retail package of the Titan Vanessa L-Type is bigger than other coolers in this roundup. In front we can see various logos and the unique "Vanessa" design:
Opening the box unveils its contents. Everything is well packaged and secured.
So whats included inside the box? First of all printed instructions for all supported installation sockets (AMD/Intel). A long screwdriver (you will understand later why its needed). Finally a box with several other components and of course a speed fan regulator.
Opening the included box, we get more contents, the installation bases for the various sockets and of course, mounting screws and thermal paste.
Lets now see our cooler. The design is rather unique, in front there is a big 12cm fan that covers the whole cooler.
Another side view...
On top we can see four holes and a printed plastic logo with the Vanessa fairy figure... The aluminium fins are in the shape of a butterfly and we don't know how efficient this design can be...
The base is made out of copper and its rounded! The only cooler in this roundup with a round base. There are also four pre-installed mounting screws. The installation procedure should be very easy, but later with this. There isn't any mirror finish but the surface was clean and smooth.
The installation procedure of Titan's TTC-NK34TZ is easy if you read the included printed instructions. First you need to use the x-shaped back plate. The screws are philips type so you can use the included screwdriver.
The next step is to apply the thermal paste and of course gently place the Vanessa cooler above the processor.
Its about time to use the included screwdriver. At the top there are four holes that can be used to tighten the 4 base's mounting screws. The holes are precise, so you can't miss the screws. After everything is secured you can admire your newly bought CPU cooler.
There is no real problem with the nearby heatpipes...
Lets now install this cooler inside Thermaltake's Soprano case and check out what happens. There is enough space between the cooler and the PSU. The 12cm case fan is also far away and all motherboard cables can be installed without any problem.
The height is at the case's limit, but fortunately the side panel closes.
|Copper Base quality|