Intersting data! Thanks!
But when a 'U' is split in the middle the phase change is still in same area of vapor chamber over heat source as in 'L' heatpipe so 1/2 of the vapor moves each way in 'U' shaped pipe or one way in 'L' shaped pipe. Mabye att max TDP heatpipe might be able to mow a little more vapor both ways in a 'U' than in a 'L', but not much .. assuming lengh of it is engineered properly.
Honestly the best way to test any cooler is on a heat source that can be controlled accurately, and neither CPUs or GPUs will do that. They do not run exactly the same each pass. That is why TheLab.gr developed their code name Japapeno test station and has used it for many years testing at 60w, 120w, 180w, 240w and 300w. This is same type of test station Anandtech uses (60w, 100w, 150w, 200w, 250w & 340w). GamerNexus did a good article about how inconsistant most testing is.
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