Legit Cooling Reviews
Danger Den NVIDIA GeForce GTX480 All Copper Water Block Review
|Product:||DD-GTX480 All Copper|
|Date:||Sat, May 22, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Shane Higgins -|
First we have the card running the stock settings and voltage.
With the card loaded up and the card controlling the fan speed the temps sat at a toasty 92*C. Using EVGA precision utility you can over ride the auto fan control and make the fan run at 100%. In doing so the temps dropped to 76*C, but at the cost of having something that is almost as loud as a hair dryer running all the time. The Danger Den tamed the beast to very nice 49*C, that's hair shy of 50% cooler then the stock cooler with the stock fan profile.
Next I pushed the stock cooler as far as I could and it topped out at 830mhz core, 1028 on memory, 1660 on the shaders with stock voltage. With the card under full load the temp was at a very toasty 100*C. With the Danger Den block it was a very nice 52*C again almost half that of the stock cooler.
With the Danger Den block running so nicely you can really OC the card. With the core pushed to 900Mhz it was running at a very nice 56*C, that is still 20*C cooler then the stock HSF could do with stock settings for the card with the fan running full speed.
Next Page - 3DMark Vantage & Power Consumption
Page 1 - Danger Den DD-GTX480 Water Block
Page 2 - Looking closer at the DD-GTX480
Page 3 - Water Block Installation
Page 4 - The test system
Page 5 - Overclocking Performance
Page 6 - Temperature Testing
Page 7 - 3DMark Vantage & Power Consumption
Page 8 - Final Thoughts