TweakTown uses a different method for testing CPU heatsinks which allows for an even playing field across all product tests. We feel that by using the same ambient temperature and strict lab-like testing procedures we are able to accurately compare one product to another. More information on our testing procedure can be found in the T.E.C.C. article here.
This is the point where all of the talk is considered cheap and a products performance speaks for itself. This is the fight we wanted to see, a Xigmatek CPU cooler with a 120mm fan up against the best on the market. As you can see, the Red Scorpion is able to play in the big leagues, putting up better numbers than the Noctua NH-U12P.
Cooling performance is one thing, but if your system puts out too much noise it can be difficult to enjoy spending time with your machine. Here the Red Scorpion performed very well; there are a couple of coolers that are a little quieter, but going down the list you will not see many.