Alphacool NexXxos X2 Bold Highflow water block

Testing Continued

Testing Continued

Changing over waterblocks and running the same series of tests on the XSPC X2O Delta produced some interesting results which can be seen below:

XSPC X2O Delta Idle, Load and OC temperatures
Ambient Temperature - 31.5 Deg C
Water Temperature @ Idle - 35.5 Deg C
Water Temperature @ Load - 38.8 Deg C
Water Temperature @ OC - 41.2 Deg C

Unfortunately, due to Summer being just around the corner our temperatures are starting to soar significantly. The lack of thermostatically controlled room temperatures also means that ambient temperatures will not be able to be kept at the same for the duration of the review. A factor which becomes evident in the comparison between the Alphacool NexXxos X2 Bold and  the XSPC X2O Delta's results. Please remember that the graph below is purely for illustrative purposes only, and don't gauge the performance by the numbers shown.
Combination of Alphacool X2 Bold and XSPC X2O Delta results

However, if we average out the temperatures over the four cores and subtract the ambient temperature from the total we should arrive at our ΔT difference.

Alphacool NexXxos X2 Bold HIGHFLOW

ΔT Idle - 4.4 Deg C
ΔT Load - 16.4 Deg C
ΔT OC - 31.15 Deg C

XSPC X2O Delta

ΔT Idle - 3.0 Deg C
ΔT Load - 15.75 Deg C
ΔT OC - 31.5 Deg C

The Alphacool NexXxos X2 Bold manages to beat out the XSPC X2O Delta waterblock in the overclocking stakes, but comes in just behind for the idle and load testing. Now that we have analysed the Alphacool X2 Bold HIGHFLOW waterblocks performance, let's head over the page to see how the block perfomed as a whole in our conclusion...
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Most Recent Comments

02-11-2007, 08:18:40

Alphacool is back, and to help celebrate we've reviewed their new NexXxos X2 Bold HIGHFLOW waterblock.

Take a peakQuote

02-11-2007, 09:42:19

WC Annihilus
Just to mention, last two pages still have default titlesQuote

02-11-2007, 12:22:31

Great review

In response to this Alphacool have adjusted their UK pricing and while PV's review was correct at the time of print, the new revised price is £35.99 inc VAT.Quote

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