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. You can read more about this in our introduction article here.
Max Fans – 100% Pump Speed
Running our AIOs at full tilt on fans and pumps lead to the ASUS ROG Ryujin 240 to post a temperature of 76 degrees Celsius. The only unit to do this badly before was the SilverStone PF240-RGB. The Enermax AQUAFUSION 240, the other 240mm cooler we have seen, posted a temperature of 73 degrees Celsius. The SilverStone PF360-ARGB did the best here posting a temperature of just 71 degrees Celsius. The max fan speed on the LIQTECH II 360/AQUAFUSION 240 was ~2250 RPM, the PF360-ARGB/PF240-ARGB/Ryujin 240 was ~2000 RPM, and the H115i was ~1800 RPM.
1500 RPM Fans – 100% Pump Speed
Bringing the fans down to 1500 RPM brought the Corsair back to the front of the pack at 74 degrees Celsius. This was also a full 7 degrees Celsius cooler than the ASUS ROG Ryujin 240. However, once more, the Ryujin 240 was in the middle of the pack of 240mm coolers as the Enermax AQUAFUSION 240 did a bit better and the SilverStone PF240-ARGB did a bit worse.
1000 RPM Fans – 100% Pump Speed
With the fans set to 1000 RPM, the SilverStone PF360-RGB is the clear leader at 82 degrees Celsius. The Enermax AQUAFUSION 240 came in at 90 degrees Celsius and SilverStone PF240-ARGB that was unable to sustain a temperature below the point where thermal throttling kicks in on our processor. This means that the 92 degrees Celsius number that the ASUS ROG Ryujin 240 posted made it the middle of the pack among 240mm coolers again.
600 RPM Fans – 50% and 100% Pump Speed
At the 600 RPM fan speed at both 50% and 100% pump speeds, all of the units let the temperature get out of control and thermal throttling kicked in as the CPU temperature reached above 98 degrees Celsius.
Let’s move on now to look at some Max Overclocking results with our coolers.