Corsair H105 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler Review

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The Test System

Before we take a look at the performance numbers, let’s take a brief look at the test system that was used.  All testing was done using a fresh install of Windows 7 Professional 64-bit and benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running.

  • Intel Core i7 4770k Quad-Core Haswell CPU
  • Corsair H105 AIO Liquid CPU Cooler
  • 32GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 1866MHz Memory
  • GIGABYTE Z87X-UD4H Motherboard
  • EVGA GTX 570 Classified Video Card
  • 2x 120GB Samsung 840 Pro SATA III 6Gb/s SSD’s in RAID 0
  • Thermaltake Pure Power 680w Power Supply
  • Windows 7 Professional Operating System

Corsair H105 Complete Running

Intel Z87/LGA1150 Platform

The Intel Z87 platform that we used to test these memory modules was running the GIGABYTE Z87X-UD4H motherboard with BIOS version F7 that came out on 08/05/2013.  The processor used, the Intel Core i7 4770k, will be using the stock frequency of 3.5GHz with turbo boost enabled, which can boost it up to 3.9GHz.  Low power state is enabled, which clocks the CPU at 900MHz.

Many of the previous tests we chose not to overclock beyond the turbo frequency in order to show you what your average user would see.  Starting with this cooler, the 4770k will be overclocked to a 4.3GHz turbo boost at 1.270 volts, which is over the stock 1.193v.  To push this particular 4770k stably to 4.4GHz required well over 1.4 volts, which the performance gains of a 100MHz increase was not worth that huge bump in voltage.

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  • Christopher Bruce

    Agreed, why do you guys goof and don’t put any of the top-tier air coolers in the graphs? Jesus.

  • basroil

    Odd that there’s no mention of the case model, is Fractal Design R series?

    And any chance of a review of the H75 too? Came out about the same time, but unlike the 105 being a step up from the 100i this one seems like a step down from the 80i

  • David Calloway

    How about some air cooler results for referrence?

  • George Daws

    A great review of this cooler. I have an interest in getting one of these as I do a lot of folding.