SwiftTech Apogee GT CPU Water Block

Test Results

Test Results

Stock - 2.4GHz

First of all I set the clock speed to stock and the voltage to 1.35v (BIOS set) and saw what the blocks would record. I've found that the CPU I'm using (e6600 Retail stepping B1) runs pretty hot as a general rule and so it's a good test of the blocks.

swifttec apogee gt vs apogee

With a difference of only 1°C at idle but a more significant 2°C at load, the GT shows it's worth over the older block. Note also that the ambient temps of the Apogee testing were about 0.5°C higher.

Overclocked - 3.33GHz

At 3.33Ghz this e6600 needs 1.568v set in the BIOS to keep it stable. Not really recommended for those of you who like to keep your CPU's going for a few years! Still this is an excellent test of the blocks coping with high load.

apogee gt vs apogee overclocked

Again at idle the blocks were whithin 1°C of each other with the Apogee GT edging ahead. However again at load the Apogee GT gained a more significant temperature drop on it's older rival of 3°C. That's not too shabby for a small revision on an already well-performing block.
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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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