The "True" doesn't even rank in the top 5 on FrostyTech:
Frostytech's Top 5 Heatsinks Charts
Brah, they have the Ultra 120 ahead of the Extreme. They're the only site that has posted these kind of results.
If every other review site showed an Nvidia XXX beating an ATi XXX and another site comes out with a review showing the ATi winning, nobody would take any notice.
Also, my opinion comes having owned an OCZ(Xig.) and a TRUE.
Lapping a cpu IHS and/or a heatsink base isn't a "chore" to a true overclocker, it is a labour of love
Aren't most heatsinks designed to work best with the fans that they come with?
Not at all. Most companies just bundle a POS 1200RPM fan so that people won't complain it's "too loud". Noctua bundle a decent fan, but nothing high RPM.
It is true that variables are eliminated, but it seems that everyone I've heard from that has both heatsinks, the TRUE performs better than the S1283. It may be only a "few degrees", but that's a pretty significant difference to me. The only Xigmatek heatsink that was really spot-on with the TRUE is their new Thor's Hammer, which is a pretty wicked-looking cooler.
And it's a few degrees with both HSFs at stock. Everyone knows it's a crime not to lap a TRUE, whereas the Xig. will gain little.
Also, I'm sorry but I have to do this:
AR: Oh wait, no stats?
Rohan: Intel Q6600 3.0Ghz
Cabbs: Xeon E3110@4005Mhz
ATF: E8600@ 4.0GHz
Worshipme: Intel Xeon E3110 Q746A @ 4.1GHz
Can I say, owned?
^^^ This is a joke, don't take it seriously. I just noticed and couldn't resist
I too went a little overboard I think, but aren't debates what forums are all about?