We are using a relatively new test system for the V6 GT. Unfortunately we are unable to compare the V6 GT to other after-market CPU coolers as this is the first one that we have tested with the new system. So our only comparison is the stock Intel CPU cooler. Here are the specs on the new system.
– Intel Core i7-965 Processor
– Gigabyte X58A-UD3R Motherboard
– 6GB DDR3 Memory
– Radeon 4870 X2 video card
– 1TB SATA drive
– Blu-ray drive
– NZXT Precise Power 1200W power supply
– Cooler Master V6 GT CPU Cooler
– Thermaltake Armor A90 Case
The Intel Core i7-965 runs at a stock 3.2Ghz, but we have slightly overclocked it to 3.3Ghz.
We will be using Prime95 to put a full load on the CPU. Idle temperatures were taken after an hour of the system being on. Load temperatures were taken after an hour of Prime95 running. Tests were taken 3 hours apart from each other. We used Speedfan to record the temperatures.
As you can see the V6 GT performed very well over the stock Intel cooler. We saw an 8 degree difference during load and an impressive 20 degree difference during load!
The LED strip on the V6 GT is pretty cool. You are able to switch it between blue, red, and purple, but you also are able to turn it completely off. It is not super bright, but is something cool that people will notice if you have a window on your case.