Originally Posted by poah
with the fans at 50% you can see there isn't much difference between the noctua and the ice-giant.
This is a product that is advertised as "focused on extreme performance, not acoustics".
This is a product that will be shipping with Delta fans. Or at the least, is currently mounted with.
And you post to inform us about how it performs at half of its potential. I mean sure, i'm certain it will perform even worse at 20%, but way i see it, if it matches the 'Performance King' at barely 50%, why, we might be on to something, who knows!
Was there a point in your post that i'm missing?
Originally Posted by Gilles3000
The increased fin density on the production version is a bit concerning tho, I really hope that doesn't kill low rpm performance.
Almost certain it will affect it, yeah; but again, not their audience. For what they advertise it as, it's a welcome move, obvious reasons.
Originally Posted by Drake87
A horizontal mount case would be a must
Or a Silverstone chassis (the CPU stand), or even a self-made one. Be it with 3d printing, a dremel in the back yard, or even a trip to a CnC shop.
An extra step for most, granted, but then again, if they were fine with GPU sag? And if they weren't, solutions existed. Well, until recently sadly. Am not trying to be picky/snobbish either, i just honestly never understood how folks felt fine wasting 4 or even 5digit numbers on a single build, but had no issue housing it on a $150ish plastic piece of 'case'.
Again no offense, kudos if it worked for them, to each their own; but if i can now have my toys please, i for one did invest where it matters.