Asus Triton 85

By on April 14, 2009
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Testing We mounted the Triton 85 heatsink onto an Intel 956 EE, installed on an Asus Extreme II Rampage motherboard using the LGA 1366 bracket. Conclusion One of the best features of the Asus Triton 85 is the ability to switch out the 120mm fan with a fan of your choosing. Do you want to [...]

Testing

We mounted the Triton 85 heatsink onto an Intel 956 EE, installed on an Asus Extreme II Rampage motherboard using the LGA 1366 bracket.

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Conclusion

One of the best features of the Asus Triton 85 is the ability to switch out the 120mm fan with a fan of your choosing. Do you want to go the silent route or the flashy route or just slap on a far more powerful fan? You can do it. This ability alone allows the Triton 85 to see performance gains with minimal effort. We do feel that its’ base could be improved though, but that shouldn’t be a problem for any enthusiast to handle. Coming from Asus though, we did expect a better finish.

As it stands now, we can see the basic performance of the Triton 85, and it’s fairly impressive, hitting its’ lowest temps at 49°C at idle and 96°C at its’ highest.  Our results indicate that it’s one of the better performers from the Asus stable, but nothing to topple the Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme just yet.

The Asus Triton 85 heatsink can be found online selling for $54.99 and you can expect to find it locally for AED 225.

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