EK-FC8800 GTS Full Cover Waterblock



As stated in the testing preamble, the first test was to ascertain any further restriction to a watercooling loop if the EK FC8800 GTS waterblock were used.

flow performance

You can see from the above graph that the Swiftech MCW60 definitely is the better block for unhindered flow. That being said, the EK FC8800 GTS doesn't fall behind by much.

Swiftech idle EK FC8800 GTS idle

At idle temperatures the EK FC8800 GTS betters the MCW60 by 1 degree Celcius. The EK FC8800 GTS may be performing this little bit better simply because of the sheer size of the block. The greater surface area allows the heat output of the GPU to be drawen away more efficiently.

Swiftech load temps EK FC8800 GTS load temps

Once again we see an improvement on load temperatures from the EK FC8800 GTS. In the Swiftech MCW60's defense though, it was quite a warm Autumn day...hence the increased temperatures.

EK FC8800 GTS overclocked temps EK FC8800 GTS max overclock temps

The numbers that we see from the load tests were again a contributing factor when overclocking the card. Please remember that only the card was overclocked on these tests, as to ensure that additional heat output from the CPU wouldn’t cloud the blocks performance results.

Maximum overclock attainable

The full cover EK FC8800 GTS block allowed for a better memory-clock attainment in my watercooling loop over the Swiftech MCW60. This was the maximum stable overclock without artifacts. Certainly not a bad result all things considered.

Let's head over to the conclusion page to see how the EK FC8800 GTS performed as a whole...
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Most Recent Comments

12-04-2007, 08:52:04

For the price, it simply will not be beat. Intel is really gunning to keep the lead for a while.

I am anxious to see some head to head Barcelona vs. Core 2 Quad benchies.Quote

12-04-2007, 09:16:09


Could be excellent for a HTPC system, wonder if they will overclock as well as previous celerons? Quote

12-04-2007, 09:22:06

Mr. Smith
Ahem - link Quote

12-04-2007, 09:57:22

Good god, under $60! I was thinking of getting a £20 775 cellery for my 2nd rig but i think ill wait now.Quote

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