Results Analysis

As the Titan Fenrir Xmas Edition is almost physically identical to the standard edition it performs identically, although that’s certainly no bad thing. Performance right across the board is simply superb, delivering chart topping performance on our overclocked LGA1366 rig with a load delta T of just 44°C at high speed and 48°C at low speed, at which the Fenrir’s tinsel scented cooling fan is incredibly quiet.

LGA1156 performance is just as good, with a full speed load delta T of just 30°C despite the 1.35 vcore, although dropping the fan to its silent setting using the in built voltage step-down cable did see the load delta T climb by 8°C to 38°C, although this is still a solid 33°C better than the Intel reference cooler.

As we’ve seen in the past, the Fenrir is a beast when mounted to both LGA775 and Socket AM2 CPUs as well, and the Xmas edition is no different. It tops the charts of both sockets comfortably at high speed, with load delta Ts rising by less than 4°C with the fan at half speed demonstratrating once again the phenomenal cooling abilities of this heatsink.

Titan Fenrir CPU Cooler Xmas Edition Review Performance Analysis and Conclusions Titan Fenrir CPU Cooler Xmas Edition Review Performance Analysis and Conclusions
Click to enlarge - It's not really that festive, but it's still awesome

Value and Final Thoughts

Once again the Titan Fenrir has proved itself to be a simply fantastic CPU cooler and continues to deserve its place in our monthly buyers guides. Performance on every single CPU socket is superb, and while the included 120mm fan is quite noisy at full speed, fitting the included 4-pin to 3-pin voltage step down cable drops the noise substantially without reducing performance a great deal – the ideal setup.

Pricing for the vanilla Titan Fenrir remains highly competitive at £31.74, especially in comparison to other premium coolers. The Xmas edition however is priced a little higher at £35.06 due to the increased production cost of the different coloured cooling fins. While there’s absolutely no performance difference between the standard and Xmas versions, we must admit to preferring the Xmas edition’s red and black colour scheme and there’s of course the added incentive that this is “limited edition” release of the cooler – think of it as a LAN party conversation piece.

So, while the Fenrir Xmas edition offers no performance benefit in comparison to the stock model, and is a little more expensive, we’re still very taken with it. The fact that a company is bonkers enough to release a Christmas edition of anything as traditionally mundane as a heatsink deserves respect (or should that be concern) and as the end result is still a superb cooler and is mercifully free of obvious Xmas branding it’s hard to argue. It’ll all be down to personal preference whether you’re happy with the standard version or the Xmas edition of the Titan Fenrir, but as both are such superb coolers, either would be welcome beneath the bit-tech Christmas tree in place of M&S vouchers or ill fitting socks.

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Titan Fenrir CPU Cooler Xmas Edition Review Performance Analysis and Conclusions

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