XP01 S2683 - Bigger Copper Core And Greater Contact Pressure
Intel realized that the Performance FMB, with its more 60+ dB(A) operating noise, would not be a viable solution for the vast majority of users. Therefore, Intel drew on the design of its retail box coolers, expanding on it to create the XP01 S2683, which featured a larger copper core. In order to further improve cooling performance, Intel also increased the cooler's contact pressure. Although this model uses the same pushpin design as its predecessors, its copper base is slightly higher, increasing the pressure with which it interfaces with the CPU. This change has been implemented in all models since.
A comparison of the smaller and larger copper cores.
Like the Performance FMB, the cooling fins of the XP01 are oriented towards the left, with the fan spinning in the opposite direction. Thanks to its enlarged copper core, the XP01 was able to cool the quad-core processor down to 84°C. Before you point out that this is higher than the Performance FMB's temperature, let us mention that it achieves this result at a much lower fan speed of only 2800 RPM, and a far more bearable noise level of 47 dB(A).
The shiny copper contact area of the XP01.
|Noise||47 dB(A)||41.1 dB(A)|
|Fan speed||2900 RPM||2250 RPM|