Skived heatsinks are made with a heavy-duty machine that slices
chips of metal from a solid bar of aluminum or copper so that
they remain firmly attached at one end, left upright and straight. Skiving is a
relatively new metal working technique, and it is very similar to the act of hand planning a block
of wood except that 'shavings' are shorter and remain attached. The benefit of a skived heatsink
has always been the lack of a thermal joint between the fins and
base, since each is formed from the same raw material.
Dynatron has built up a reputation for itself by
providing an array of skived heatsinks which continue to evolve fin and base
geometries over successive product generations. FrostyTech tested out one of the
companies latest socket 754/939/940 AMD Athlon64 heatsinks called the
Dynatron A22. The heatsink at first appears to be
nothing more than a plain aluminum skived heatsink, but closer examination
reveals a couple very effective innovations, not the least of which are
the V-shaped fins.
|Dynatron A22 Heatsink
| Model No.:
Materials: V-shaped skived A6063 aluminum|
| Fan Mfg: Delta
|Fan Spec: 3000-5700RPM,
Heatink & Fan Dim: 60x78x79mm
Includes: Thermal paste, plastic K8 retention frame,
screws, steel back plate.
Compatible with Sockets: 754/939/940
|Est. Pricing: $24USD
The Dynatron A22 employs V-shaped skived aluminum fins and an angled base geometry. The fins are not of equal
depth from side to side, and the base basically has the shape of a large flat triangle to it.
A recess at the center of the Dynatron A22 heatsink provides space for the K8
clip system. The space between each set of 29mm wide aluminum fins forms a very
broad V-shape as you can see above. The recess this creates just below the fan
motor helps to reduce the build-up of hot spots. The triangular shape of
the actual heatsink base facilitates good heat conduction, while gently directing exhaust
airflow out and away from the body of the heatsink.
FrostyTech's Test Methodology is outlined in detail
here if you
care to know what equipment is used, and the parameters under which the tests are conducted. Now let's move forward and take a closer
look at the Dynatron A22 V-shaped skived heatsink, its acoustic characteristics and thermal test results!