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The Xigmatek Dark Knight S1283 performs right about where I expected it to in the trio of testing I have recently done for Xigmatek. It falls behind the Thor's Hammer by about 3° at idle and 2° at load from the two fan results previously posted. But for this solution only offering a single fan cooling configuration, I think it shows admirable performance.
A nice thing about the Dark Knight is while the motherboard isn't calling for more cooling to be applied through the PWM control, this cooler is virtually inaudible. It does, however, peak right up there with a bit of noise at load, registering at 68 dB.
Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 12:27 pm CDT
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