Corsair H100i Review

Test Set Up & Results

Corsair H100i Review

Test Set Up & Results

  • Corsair H100i
    Intel Core-i7 950 
    Gigabyte G1 Assassin
    Corsair HX850
    12GB Corsair vengeance 
    HIS 7770
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64

    For the first test we set our i7-950 overclocked to 200x20 @ 1.25v for a clock speed of 4.0GHz. We allow the system to idle for 10 minutes and then run Prime95 'maximum heat maximum stress' setting for a further 30 minutes.

    After 30 minutes we note the temperatures of all cores and the ambient temperature of the room. An average of all cores is taken, then the ambient temperature is removed from this figure and this gives us the delta temperature. Delta is the temperature difference above ambient which is a truer reflection of the heat-sink performance rather than mere maximum figures. Testing in an Igloo or the Sahara would give vastly different maximum temperatures, yet the Delta could be the same.


The second test follows all steps from above but with a 200x21 @ 1.35v for 4.2GHz overclock, the extra voltage in this test allows us to see if the heat-sink can cope when extreme loads and overclocks are applied. 



The last test is at 4.4GHz, 200x22 @ 1.45v and is an extreme test that only extreme coolers will ever pass. Any cooler in this graph is a one of the elite few that has the cooling ability to dissipate the heat created during this grueling test.

Head over the page to see what we think of these results plus some surprising socket 2011 tests too!

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Most Recent Comments

24-11-2012, 05:55:36

Very well done, thank you for taking the time to test so thoroughly. Quote

24-11-2012, 08:20:08

I take the words of rossi94! A very well made and precise test!Quote

24-11-2012, 09:49:04

Yeah I knew if I went ahead and bought a H100 that the 100i's would be great. Oh well I got it for a good price.

I don't understand why it worked that way on the 1366 system. Maybe that proc is just so wore out that doesn't spread the best out evenly or something.Quote

24-11-2012, 10:12:20

great review , I believe u've covered everything thoroughly

better looks , wider tubing , controlled by software, better performance and no rattling => much of improvement.
gj corsairQuote

24-11-2012, 10:44:27

I love that Specialtech has a TTL bundle.

The H100/H100i are literally the only AIO coolers I would consider recommending or using myself.Quote

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