Today, we have for your consideration the Thermaltake Jing CPU cooler. The Jing is a reinterpretation of the Frio, done up in white and green to contrast the Frio’s red-and-black scheme. Also in contrast with the Frio, which is designed with performance in mind, the Jing is designed to run silent; Thermaltake claims 16 dBA at minimum speed. They don’t list the sound level at maximum power, but take my word for it – it’s quiet. Though quiet, Thermaltake didn’t compromise performance with the Jing rated for up to a 200 watt CPU. I found upon casual inspection that the highest-wattage i7 is 130 watts peak, leaving plenty of overhead for overclock, or under-volting the fans in order to keep things running silently. This performance is achieved by the use of a very large radiator block, kept warm by five heat pipes, both ends of which extend through the entire radiator block. This is in turn cooled by a pair of 120 mm fans in a push-pull configuration.
|Thermaltake’s packaging for the Jing is fairly attractive||Cracking open the Jing, we see the heat sink in its protective foam layer, the small black box of the fit kit, and all the documentation.|
Quote from Thermaltake
|Optimal cooling performance:||Surprisingly powerful.|
|Large Aluminum fins with five
Φ6 heat-pipes offers good cooling
capacity. It supports to OC 4.0G in i7 CPU.
|We strongly agree with the first sentence, but tested at stock speeds.|
|All nickel plated fins, copper base
and heat-pipes for better heat transmission.
|A very nice plate job, too.|
|2 Extremely silent 120mm VR fan,
adjustable speed from 800~1300RPM.
|Couldn’t hear them over the power supply.|
|Ultra quiet operation with 16 dBA
under minimum fan speed.
|My sound-level meter doesn’t go that low.|
|Dual unique inhale-exhaust 120mm
reverse fan design generates greater
air flow to enhance thermal performance.
|I wish they were better marked, but they do an excellent job.|
|Vibration-absorbent gaskets decrease
noise while operation.
|You really can’t spot these, but you can hear their results.|
|Universal Socket Compatibility
& Accessory Package
|Contains everything you need but the screwdrivers|
|All-in-one back-plate design for
|Only one part to use or lose; just flip it over to position the proper mounting holes for your CPU.|
|Universal support: Intel socket LGA1366/1156/1155/775
and AMD socket AM2/AM2+/AM3.
|Most of the sockets you care about, and all of the ones you care about that are in current use.|
|Superb thermal grease
maximizes heat transfer
|Sadly, we never tested it, in favor of our own top-of-the-line transfer material; we chose this method to enable a more fair comparison.|