Bro 27C delta on 5820K? You could have pushed that baby harder
So many of your results ended up being within the margin of error. As always good to see some data on 5820K. Dem hookups lol.
Might be worth pointing out that when you talk about rotation - that 4770K rotation is 90 degrees different to 3930k/4930k/5820K (or if its the same for you - it wasn't for me)
Confused as to why the apogee XL is so much worse than the HD - you say clamping force is wrong - but don't they have they same mount mechanism? Does it run out of thread on the XL or something? Swiftech claimed to beat EK on 3930K in their tests though so they've obviously tested 2011 (and I assume 2011-3 mount is similar enough) but I haven't reproduced yet. I'll be checking them all on 4930K soon, and x99 after that
BTW Niko mentioned you are fanatically clean about your blocks. I assume you're using ZMT to avoid plasticizer and tube crap getting stuck in the EVO? Do you clean the block after every run or just before/after the whole run of tests are complete. I'm wondering if that's why mine was testing so poorly because after talking to Niko and looking back at my data - the first run on supremacy (evo) would usually be better than the rest which might indicate the evo blocks getting clogged (and my tube on the test bench is really old now and crappy - pro lrt not even advanced LRT). My evo even when it "looked clean" after ~10 hours on the bench requires cleaning to produce good flow/restriction results so I'm thinking that the narrow channels are much more sensitive to getting blocked. The question here then becomes whether testing a block in such a situation is fair or not.
A system that doesn't have the potential to clog a block will test purely ideal thermal performance better, however it won't represent as well what an end user with tube might see after 3 months. Of course these days hard tube is more and more popular, which makes me lean towards a more ideal setup, but it bothers me that a block can get noticeably clogged and thermal performance affected within a few hours of running.Edited by stren - 12/11/14 at 8:37am