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Cooler Master V8 GTS CPU Cooler Review


Cooler Master V8 GTS CPU Cooler Testing:

Testing of the Cooler Master V8 GTS will be accomplished installing the cooler into the test system mounted into a case, not a test bench. Most systems are built and mounted into a (relatively) sealed chassis, so this method will be used to generate the load and idle results from a real world view based on the test system listed below.

Of course, your results may vary, due to case design and ambient air temperature, by several degrees. The CPU load is generated by Prime95 version 27.7 running small FFTs for a period of two hours with a cooldown period of one hour after the computer has returned to an idle state. Real Temp 3.70 is used to log the temperatures over the time frame with the highest and lowest averages across the four cores of the Core i7 2600K test CPU. Ambient temperatures are kept at 22 ºC throughout the testing to minimize the impact of a variable temperature. The V8 GTS was tested using the included thermal paste to give an accurate depiction of the out-of-the-box performance.


Testing Setup:


Comparison Coolers:


Cooler Master V8 GTS CPU Cooler Results :





Bah humbug. Even after the hassle of mounting this beast, I had high hopes for its cooling prowess. Alas, it is merely good instead of great. At stock speeds, it cools well and doesn't make much noise at all if you slow the fans down a bit. The real rub comes when you start overclocking and the much-hyped vapor chamber obviously works fairly well, but this is no water-cooling killer or even an all-in-one water cooler killer when compared to 240mm radiator-equipped solutions. I've deliberately avoided mentioning the price until now, but I have to mention it now that the performance has been revealed: the V8 GTS costs $99.99. The DEEPCOOL Neptwin that bests it costs about half that and is more quiet to boot! Look at the charts again and then jump to the next page.

  1. Cooler Master V8 GTS CPU Cooler: Introduction
  2. Cooler Master V8 GTS CPU Cooler: Closer Look
  3. Cooler Master V8 GTS CPU Cooler: Specifications & Features
  4. Cooler Master V8 GTS CPU Cooler: Setup & Testing
  5. Cooler Master V8 GTS CPU Cooler: Conclusion
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