XSPC GTX Titan Waterblock Review

Test Setup, Overclocking and Temps

XSPC GTX Titan Waterblock

Test Setup

 Gainward GTX Titan
Forceware 314.22
Intel Core i7-3960X @ 4.6GHz

ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
Corsair Dominator Platinum
Corsair AX1200i
Corsair Neutron GTX
Windows 7 x64    

The water-cooling side is handled by the full range of XSPC component plumbed together with Bitspower fittings and kept cool with Corsair fans. Although you can mix and match your water-cooling setup, the quality of their parts is such we don't need to look past XSPC for our loop.

XSPC GTX Titan Water block
XSPC RX360 Radiator
XSPC Raystorm CPU Block
XSPC D5 Pump
XSPC D5 pump tank reservoir
Bitspower fittings
Corsair SP120 Performance edition fans with fan speed reducer

XSPC GTX Titan Waterblock     XSPC GTX Titan Waterblock  

XSPC GTX Titan Waterblock    XSPC GTX Titan Waterblock   

Overclocking

One of the big selling points to the Titan, and the reason we wanted to water-cool it, is that the overclocking is heavily reliant upon the thermal limits. Retaining the stock voltage and core speed we managed to obtain an extra 575MHz on the memory. Returning the memory to stock the GPU maxed out at an extra 150MHz. However, we couldn't get the card stable with any memory overclock, even 100MHz, and this GPU speed.

Backing off by 10MHz enabled us to put an extra 500MHz on the GDDR5, for a final overclock of 1016MHz Core and 3504MHz GDDR5. Memory clock speed is especially important in high resolution scenarios, so we're looking forward to the benchmarks.

XSPC GTX Titan Waterblock

Temperatures

Naturally the primary reason for water-cooling your graphics card is to keep it cool and keep noise levels down. Despite the quality of the reference air-cooler, it's no match for the XSPC setup. A maximum of 40°C is excellent, especially as the loop is having to cool the entire system. 

 

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02-05-2013, 16:01:37

tinytomlogan
Time to see if water-cooling the GTX Titan can help with more than just cooling performance.

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...053535161l.JPG


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02-05-2013, 16:13:03

JMMP
OMG!!!! 40 to 50% difference on load temps!!!!

02-05-2013, 16:14:23

UkGouki
omfg wow watching the vid a the mo but Wow!!

02-05-2013, 16:54:59

SieB
Dem temps

That's quite a reduction in temps, plenty of room to play with the volts and not fry the card.

02-05-2013, 18:04:20

Bartacus
Tom, you've got semen on your shirt mate! Get that cleaned up!
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