EK Supreme CPU Water Block
Published: 14th December 2007 | Source: EK Water Blocks | Price: £34.99 |
You can see from the pressure and flow testing that our assumptions on the EK Supreme being restrictive were spot on. Both the XSPC Delta and D-TEK FuZion clearly facilitate considerably better flow.
Looking at the figures another way. We can really see the dramatic pressure drop exhibited by both the Swiftech Storm and the EK Supreme.
However, when it comes down to the business end of the performance testing we see a vastly different picture. Sure we knew that the Swiftech Storm G4 would be a little out of its league when it came to keeping an overclocked quad-core cool, but the EK Supreme takes the lead over the D-TEK. Please bear in mind that this is a stock D-TEK FuZion without the assistance of performance nozzles, which ensures fairness when compared to the stock EK Supreme. It looks like we have a winner.
I did mount the EK Supreme horizontally and vertically on my motherboard, and the vertical mounting certainly gave a better performance on my quad-core. Horizontally mounted the EK Supreme bettered the FuZion by around 2 - 2.25 degrees C; vertically mounted the results below are even better.
#Note: During the overclocked testing for the EK Supreme my P5B Deluxe decided to turn up its toes and die. You've seen it before: fans and lights on but nobody's home kind of thing. I had managed to complete 2 mounts of the water block, but not a third so please be mindful of that when looking at the results.
Looking at the ΔT chart, it becomes very plain to see that EK Water Blocks are definitely on to a winner. It will be interesting to see how much of a change there will be between the performance and high-flow plates for the EK Supreme when they become available.
Well there you have it! The D-TEK FuZion has finally met its match on a level playing field. Once Eddy makes the alternative plates available for purchase we'll run some comparisons between them and the D-TEK nozzles, but for now let's head over the page to see what we've learnt from todays review...