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Which rad is better: Black Ice GTX 480 vs XSPC RX480

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Which rad is better: Black Ice GTX 480 vs XSPC RX480?

I was thinking of have Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm 1850 RPM for push or maybe push/pull.

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If you're running ap-15s at full rpm 1850 all day then the black ice would be better but if you undervolt them to slower speeds i'd go with the rx480 instead.
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With 1500 rpm fans they perform similarly. With higher speed fans the black ice has much better performance. With very low speed fans the XSPC performs better. In short it depends on fan rpm.
 
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With 1500 rpm fans they perform similarly. With higher speed fans the black ice has much better performance. With very low speed fans the XSPC performs better. In short it depends on fan rpm.

When you say much better performance, what RPM are you referring to and what's the temperature delta?
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http://skinneelabs.com/hwlabs-gtx-360/4/ That has all the info you need, fan rpm + deltas + how much watts it can dissipate at that delta at that rpm.
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Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought fan rpm was related to FPI.

Low FPI rads = low rpm fans

High FPI rads = high rpm fans

Do I have this backwards?confused.gif
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Can't go wrong with either rad, but I love how RX480 performs at low fan speeds, which is why I own one. Black Ice doesn't pull away until after 1,000 RPM. Graphs are from a review "across the street".
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According to this newer test GTX seems to do better from about 1100 - 1200 rpm : http://skinneelabs.com/hwlabs-gtx360/3/
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Can't go wrong with either rad, but I love how RX480 performs at low fan speeds, which is why I own one. Black Ice doesn't pull away until after 1,000 RPM. Graphs are from a review "across the street".

Those charts have the Black Ice SR-1, which is nowhere near the same thing as a GTX. wink.gif Using a GentleTyphoon AP-15 at full speed, there will definitely be better results from the Black Ice than the XSPC.
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Those charts have the Black Ice SR-1, which is nowhere near the same thing as a GTX. wink.gif Using a GentleTyphoon AP-15 at full speed, there will definitely be better results from the Black Ice than the XSPC.

Ah you're correct, sorry I misread that. Although I don't believe the bottom line has changed at all: XSPC for a quiet system and Black Ice for a louder performance system. thumb.gif
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