Test System and Benchmark results for the Swiftech H320 X2
To measure ambient air temperature, I placed a thermal couple at the intake of the center fan. Upon initial start up the PC was allowed to sit for 15 minutes to let the system temperature stabilize.
All case fans were running at 100% unless otherwise specified. The fans on the radiators were manually set to 100%. Intel integrated video is utilized to eliminate additional ambient heat source from discrete graphics cards. Temperatures are averaged (last minute) from individual core temperature results monitored by AIDA64 after 30 minutes. Results marked “0″ means thermal limit was reached and the CPU was throttled and thus the results were discarded. Stock settings have all power saving features enabled in the motherboard with Vcore set static to 1.1V and set to “Balanced” in the OS. Overclocked settings have Vcore voltage manually set to 1.25V at 4.5GHz with EIST disabled. All tests were taken at least three times to get the final result.
Temperatures displayed in the result charts contain both observed and delta temperatures.
Note: All the comparison coolers are 220/240mm as that is what I have on hand. However, I do feel it is important to show all of the AIO coolers and how they compare to each other and what the advantage may be of purchasing a larger cooler.
|Motherboard||MSI Z97M Gaming Motherboard|
|Thermal Compound||Noctua NT-H1|
|RAM||A-DATA XPG 8GB DDR3 2133MHz|
|GPU||Intel Integrated Graphics|
|Hard Drives||Kingston HyperX 120GB SSD|
|Power Supply||NZXT Hale90 V2 1000W|
|Case||Cooler Master Cosmos II SE|
|Comparison Coolers||EKWB Predator 240||Deepcool Gamerstorm Captain 240||Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme||Swiftech H240-X|
|Fan Size (mm)||120||120||120||140|
|Max Fan RPM||2000||2200||2000||1800|
|Radiator Size (LxWxHmm)||295 x 133 x 68||274 x 120 x 27||270x 120 x 27||290 x 140 x 115|
|Price in USD||199.99||109.99||99.99||119.99|
Next, I set the multiplier in the BIOS to 45, disabled EIST, and manually set the vCore to 1.248v and repeated the tests.