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I installed my Apogee XT Extreme last night after taking out the HeatKiller 3.0. This is a very basic comparison. I took a screen show for both water blocks at stock cpu settings at idle and at load. Also I was using Thermalright Chill Factor paste when I ran this comparison, so better paste will yeild yet even better results. The temp in my room when I ran both tests was 74 degrees.

The program used in the test is CPUTorch which is Prime95 and Linpack in one easy to use app.

The 5870's that you see are watercooled, however they have there own loop.

Feel free to post your own results.

Apogee XT Extreme


HeatKiller 3.0



Apogee XT Extreme Idle Temps


HeatKiller 3.0 Idle Temps



Apogee XT Extreme Load Temps


HeatKiller 3.0 Load Temps



Apogee XT Extreme on Rampage



Heatkiller on Rampage

Edited by CDMAN - 11/12/09 at 7:57am
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For those who have slow internet like me (good thing I'm checking from campus comp)...

Apogee XT Idle: 32 29 31 28
Apogee XT Load: 58 56 56 55

Heatkiller 3.0 Idle: 35 32 33 31
Heatkiller 3.0 Load: 60 59 57 57

XT is lookin good bout now
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post #3 of 36
Almost identical deltas. If the XT is more effective at removing heat then you would expect the load temps to show more improvement than idle temps - is that not right?
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Well the temps for both waterblocks were very close for both idle and load tests. The Apogee XT just edged out the HeatKiller, which is all anyone said it would it do. Now when it comes time to buy a new block it may well just come down to the mounting of the block and the look of the waterblock. Both of which are just personal preference.

I can say this, the Apogee XT is ALOT easier to install vs the HeatKiller and this saves alot of time when I switching out different motherboards to bench on.
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I've been wanting to see some more of these comparisons. The XT looks like a solid block.
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Nicely done sir! Good to have swiftech back on top

Now if I can only bring myself to spend that much on a block.
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NICE, thanks, is that Unreal Tournament 3 in the back? Man I haven't played it since the Black theme came out for it.
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post #8 of 36
Looks like this will be my next block.
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post #9 of 36
The Heatkiller... has been killed. Good work, Swiftech. Looking forward to Vapor's review to confirm that they're ahead.
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post #10 of 36
I's personally like to see some more tests done. That amount of temp drop could be attributed to a mis-mount or other minor factors that could change when re-mounting.
 
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