Danger Den NVIDIA GeForce GTX480 All Copper Water Block ReviewSat, May 22, 2010 - 12:00 AM
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.