Testing Methodology

Following test bench was used for testing this cooler: –

  • Asus Rampage V Edition 10
  • Intel i7 6850k
  • Corsair Vengeance Red 4x8GB @ 2666MHz
  • Asus GeForce RTX 2080 O8G
  • Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD
  • Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD
  • Corsair AX1200i
  • Primochill Praxis Wetbench

Following software were used for the testing and monitoring.

  • Asus Real Bench v 2.44
  • Real Temp GT v 3.70

The thermal paste being used on my test bench is the Noctua NT-H1 thermal paste. The use of a same thermal paste for all coolers will ensure the standardization and mitigate any performance benefit that may come using the supplied thermal paste. I have also tested the cooler with the stock paste that was supplied with the cooler. Delta temperatures are reported on the graphs. The cooler is tested on stock clocks i.e 3.6GHz using 1.136V manual VCore. The Asus RealBench 2.44 is used to stress test the cooler’s performance. Each run of the test was of 30 minutes followed by 15-30 minutes break to let the system cool down. The fan was set to run at their 100% RPM. CPU is overclocked to 4.3GHz with 1.350V manual Vcore. The max temps on each core are summed up and divided by the core count to give the average figure. Delta temps are calculated by subtracting the ambient temp from the max average temp.