Corsair Hydro Series H80 Liquid CPU Cooler ReviewWed, Jul 27, 2011 - 12:00 AM
Temperature Testing Results
In doing the testing for the Corsair H80 the i7-930 CPU we had been using for the test system failed. We had to replace it with a new Core i7-930. In doing so we had to restart our charts. So there was some relation back to our old charts, until we can build the charts up again; I used the Corsair H60 and the Antec Kuhler H2O 920 for comparison.
With the system running at a stock 2.8GHz the come in at 58*C on low, on par with the H60 but much quieter. With the H80 on medium the temp dropped to 54.50*C with noise levels similar to that of the H60. Kicking it up on high the H80 dropped to 51.25*C. It was louder than the H60, but sill in livable levels for some users.
Pushing the system with a mild overclock to 3.5GHz the temperatures fall out like the stock temps. On low the H80 performs on par with the H60 but quieter. On medium the temps drop to 57.50*C, and on high they drop even further to 56.25*C.
With the System pushed to 4.0GHz the H80 on low came in at 75.25*C, 4.25 degrees ahead of the H60. Switching the H80 to medium the temps dropped to 69.50*C, a full 10 degrees ahead of the H60 with similar noise levels. On high the H80 come in at 66.50*C, a whopping 13 degrees ahead of the H60.