The Lynx is a middle of the range performing heatsink overall and when you consider the small size of the fin array and fewer amount of heatpipes than most of the big boys, you realize that the Lynx does very well. It performed well and didn’t struggle on either test.
The mounting system has its upsides and downsides. You get absolutely excellent contact and the most pressure I have seen from a heatsink. It’s also a real pain to mount. I’m not sure what it would be like mounting on an Intel socket but I’m sure you would have a similar experience. The addition of some double sided sticky foam would be a very useful addition to the bundle.
The cooler is currently retailing for £25. This seems slightly expensive, for only one or two pounds more you could get yourself a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo which is a much better performing heatsink. So I would not recommend this heatsink due to the very near competition.
Performs excellently on both stock and overclocked systems
High quality thermal paste
Overall quality of the product is excellent
Mounting system flaws
Noise levels creep up even at stock speeds