SwiftTech Apogee GT CPU Water Block

Apogee GT - Close up

The Waterblock - close up

The Apogee GT is very much a brother of the Apogee block. The looks are almost exactly the same and the classic design hasn't changed much externally.

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swifttech apogee gt side

I like the look of the Apogee GT. The styling is plain and functional whilst remaining stylish. The block looks good installed as we will see later on.

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Taking the block apart we see what is involved in the flow. The Apogee GT is quite a free-flowing block with a large inlet and outlet and a diamond matrix copper base.

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The improvement in thermal performance scales from a minimum of 1°C and up to 3°C (at 100W) depending on the CPU's, with Intel's latest QX6700 quad core processors benefiting the most from the revised structure.

With boasts like this we really have to take the old Apogee GT and see exactly what difference we see from the new internal diamond matrix. For some reason my pictures of the internals of the old block went missing so here's the only one I have left:

swifttech apogee gt

If you can see - the matrix of the old Apogee was quite a lot chunkier. Flowrate stays almost the same and I do not have the equipment to test this fine detail as of now, but SwiftTech's tests have shown only a slight drop in flow.

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swifttech apogee gt block

The base comes wrapped in plastic to make sure it doesn't get scratched at all. Once this is peeled off the surface of the block is actually very very flat. I tested this with a piece of glass and it is very good. There are some marks from milling but these are very fine. This shows that the block has been finely lapped down - good stuff.

All in all the Apogee GT is just a good improvement on the Apogee. Nothing ground-breaking but then the Apogee was a pretty great block in the first place.
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Most Recent Comments

08-05-2007, 09:03:42

Wow a blister back for a water block. Good idea i think.

Nice job kempQuote

08-05-2007, 09:26:33


kemp, you've just made me want to buy this block even more! thanks for making my bank account empty! LOLQuote

08-05-2007, 09:29:53

lol nps Quote

08-05-2007, 10:25:33

Originally Posted by name='Ham'
Wow a blister back for a water block. Good idea i think.

Nice job kemp
yeah but a PITA for us to store, easier when they came in nice square boxes

great review as ever mate....Quote

08-05-2007, 11:04:14

Really nice review there Kempez!

Nice water block too!

Oh, by the way.. on the graphs isn't it meant to be "Lower is better" instead of Higher? :eh:Quote

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