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2011 CPU Block Roundup – Results Compilation A one-stop database of our 2011 CPU Block Roundup test results. All the most important charts are here as well as quick takes on each block. Additionally, our upcoming test schedule will be listed here as well as links to each review. Continue reading...
Core i7 CPU Block Roundup #2 This write-up is more of a collection of results. A central location used for comparing the blocks I test. There will be very few words but a lot of graphs. Continue reading...

Category: Mid 2009 Roundup

The data largely speaks for itself… The Fuzion V2 is pretty non-competitive, while the GTZ performs similarly to the Core 2 Quad testing and the Koolance CPU-350 brings home the honor of best thermal performance in the round up.

The Swiftech Apogee GTZ is Swiftech’s recent offering in the high-end waterblock market. It brings a new base design features 225µm (0.009″) micro structures over the center of the block as well as a direct impingement design to direct and accelerate flow over the tiny pins. The external appearance is kept simple with just a black acetyl top with some branding features and an interchangeable metallic mounting plate. The other big feature of the GTZ is the new mounting system–it is designed to be the easiest and most consistent mounting system Swiftech has shipped to-date. It features large thumbscrews and a backplate that provide the right amount of mounting pressure every mount. This test will focus on the performance of the block as flow changes in comparison with other blocks.

The D-Tek Fuzion V2 is a simple successor to the very successful Fuzion V1. The external appearance and overall construction of the block have been modernized a bit and the popular Pro Mount was made standard. The base and overall design (from a performance point of view) are relatively unchanged, although there are some minor changes were made. Overall, it was an evolutionary change to an already popular high-performance block. This test will focus on the performance of the optional nozzles and how they compare to each other.

  • 2011-2012 Radiator Comparison 2011-2012 Radiator Comparison
    Following Eric's lead, this is the full collection of results from the V2 Radiator Bench or let us call it 2011-2012 Radiator Comparison. When new results go up, this post will be updated. In this compilation post, the overall performance overview will be slightly simpler, with the full in-depth look available in the individual reviews or data supplements.
  • Tuniq TX-2 and TX-4 Review Tuniq TX-2 and TX-4 Review
    Tuniq TX-2 and TX-4 hit our testbed and fare pretty well but there are concerns with pricing and batch variance.
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