Stock Clock Testing
For our stock clock testing, we have configured our CPU to run at factory settings for speed, voltage, and configured memory to XMP mode. This yields an approximate power at the wall of 300w under load (a 200w differential from idle, which pulls about 100w). This results in the CPU running at 3.8GHz 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
Starting off our testing at full blast on the fans, the DeepCool Castle 360EX turned in a temperature of 57 degrees Celsius which was just a smidge behind the median temperature of 56 degrees Celsius.
Keep in mind that fan speeds varied during this test. The DeepCool Castle 360EX spun at 1950 RPM while the XPG LEVANTE 360 was at 2150 RPM.
1500 RPM Fans – 100% Pump Speed
Dropping the fan speeds to an even 1500 RPM brought the DeepCool Castle 360EX up t0 60 degrees Celsius which improved its performance over the XPG LEVANTE 360, but kept it behind the balance of the competition.
1000 RPM Fans – 100% Pump Speed
Dropping down to 1000 RPM caused the DeepCool Castle 360EX to shine a bit more at 63 degrees Celsius. This brought it second to only the MSI MEG CORELIQUID 360 at this particular fan speed.
600 RPM Fans – 100% Pump Speed
At 600 RPM, the DeepCool Castle 360EX held its position in second place at 72 degrees Celsius even though the Enermax LIQTECH II 360 took the lead. Overall, this is a good showing for the minimum fan speed test.