Mild OC Testing
For our mild OC testing, we have configured our CPU to run 4300MHz on all cores, set the voltage to 1.15V, and configured memory to XMP mode. This yields an approximate power at the wall of 450w under load (a 350w differential from idle, which pulls about 100w). This results in the CPU running at 4.3GHz on all cores during the looping rounds of Cinebench R20.
Max Fans – 100% Pump Speed
Turning the fans up all the way tied the score with the two units even at 73 degrees Celsius. We noted that the max fan speed on the LIQTECH was 2250 RPM and the H115i was 1800 RPM.
1500 RPM Fans – 100% Pump Speed
Bringing the fans down to 1500 RPM boosted the Enermax LIQTECH II 360 temperatures by 5 degrees to 78 degrees Celsius, but the Corsair H115i only gave up one degree with a temperature of 74 degrees Celsius.
1000 RPM Fans – 100% Pump Speed
With the fans set to 1000 RPM, the Enermax LIQTECH II 360 was able to sustain 86 degrees Celsius under load. However, the Corsair H115i Platinum was two degrees cooler at 84 degrees Celsius.
600 RPM Fans – 50% and 100% Pump Speed
At the 600 RPM fan speed at both 50% and 100% pump speeds, both units let the temperature get out of control and thermal throttling kicked in as the CPU temperature reached 98 degrees.