The Eisbaer extreme uses a different CPU block , the Eisblock XPX which should be better by 1-2°C.
The performance of the kit with PWM control is on par with Be Quiet Silent Loop, maxed out fans it does a bit better but that is probably due to better fans (Silent Wings 3 vs Pure Wings 2). The pump on Silent loop also maxes out at 2200RPM.
Maybe the real reason is the CPU isn't high enough TDP even under that load to show differences , as there's less than 2°C difference to the Silent Loop which can be accounted for from CPU block and the fans.
People buying Eisbaer or Silent Loop units are likely going to get the eiswolf unit for GPU expansion which has another pump: the cost difference is minimal between a GPX and a Eiswolf block. The eiswolf blocks naturally have less VRM cooling due to the lack of direct cooling.
Eisbaer 280 is ~ $160
Eiswolf block is ~ $160
Total is less than this kit with a GPU block so it better be a really large improvement as it takes much more space in terms of thickness
I'll keep an eye out for more reviews but this first one seems rather underwhelming since it also performs worse than MLC Phoenix with the 6W SPC-60MX pump and we know that EK's slim radiators aren't as good.
Originally Posted by ciarlatano
It's the same rad core, isn't it?
I think the hexagon grille thing is making it perform worse than it should. The xtremerigs site reviewed a radiator from Alphacool that had a similar drawback.
Originally Posted by lb_felipe
This chart doesn't make any sense.
How EK fans are so quieter at 1209 rpm than SW3 at 778 rpm?
Includes the grille + pump