Corsair Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti Review

Fan Speed Effects

Corsair Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti Review 

Fan Speed Effects

We have a couple of surprises here. Of course it isn't much of a surprise that with the fan at 500 RPM it just runs too hot to maintain a high boost clock average, or indeed to keep the temperatures cool. We could feel the heat coming off the pipes and the radiator itself was too hot to touch. At more realistic speeds we were surprised to find the 1200 RPM option giving a slightly higher average clock speed to the 2500 RPM option, despite being much warmer. Obviously once you get the card below 70° the differences in boost speed attainable by the nVidia GPU Boost technology with the extra thermal headroom diminish. Given the extra noise of 2500 RPM and the relative coolness and high clocks attainable at the much quieter 1200 RPM setting we'd probably use 1200 RPM if it was our system. In the temperature graph the 20° and 25° settings are to do with the air-conditioning in our test room, showing that it's almost more important to place the system somewhere cool than it is to expect the cooler itself to supply all the frostiness. Useful for those of you who live in less toasty parts of the world.


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14-06-2017, 12:23:15

Greenback
A question could you swap out the 120 AIO with a 240 considering it's probably only an asetek AIO, maybe something like the kraken x61, H105 or H110 which have a round pumpQuote

14-06-2017, 12:42:32

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
A question could you swap out the 120 AIO with a 240 considering it's probably only an asetek AIO, maybe something like the kraken x61, H105 or H110 which have a round pump
The fittings that come out of the pump on this are straight out of the side, the aftermarket CPU coolers come out of the sides at a 90 degree angle (away from mobo) or out of the top of the pump (again away from mobo)

So swapping out would require a lot more than just changing the cooler. You'd need to mod the cover and also need a fair bit of hose to route anywhere tidyQuote

14-06-2017, 13:15:54

Tolemac
Nice review Tom as always but is it worth going WC from air with Pascal?Quote

14-06-2017, 13:17:38

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by Tolemac View Post
Nice review Tom as always but is it worth going WC from air with Pascal?
Depends what your temps are like tbh fella?Quote

14-06-2017, 13:20:43

Tolemac
I'm hitting 71C on air Palit GTX 1080 Jetstream whilst benchingQuote
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