Now let me talk about performance. First I tested temperatures with the
CPU at >1% and 100% CPU usage. The idle temperatures were taken after
letting the computer boot and then leaving it idle for 15 minutes. After
recording that temperature, the CPU was stressed at 100% for another 15
minutes and then temperature was recorded. Finally, the CPU load was
removed then the time it took to return to idle temperature was timed.
These results are actually very impressive. These coolers are much, much
quieter than the Dragon Orb 3 but cool nearly as well. I should note that
the Tundra tended to fluctuate between 41º and 42º at full load
and wasn't 'solidly' on 42º C.
I'll be the first to admit this test is not completely flawless. The ambient
temperature tends rise a tad and sometimes makes the cooler take longer to
dissipate it's heat. For the most part, however, this test shows some nice
results for the Tundra 2, which is also a quieter cooler than the Avalanche.