Originally Posted by iamjanco
subbed. Just picked up a 10940x, looking forward to both
of your final opinions.
It’s a good block, don’t mind the critical views I post up, I’m an electronics engineer working in critical power. We look for faults and ways to improve. I’m not into blowing sunshine and rainbows.
What I will say at this point is out of what’s available performance wise it’s one of the better if not best block speaking for the signature V2 only as that’s the only one I’ve been exposed to.
My criticism has thus far only applied to claims of 5-8 C lower temps with all else being the same. I’ve not expected that nor seen it but have seen 2-3 and a more even spread across the cores depending on what bench is being run. Blender is the only thing that throws it out with more than 10C spread. Even the PC heater app aka P95 while making it hot as hell keeps them equally hot as hell.
IMO the design of the cold plate is a fresh and good sense approach. A little innovation and change that the industry hasn’t seen in awhile.
This may spark others to wake up the guys sleeping in their R&D depts and get busy as they have become complacent. When the new kid in town comes out topping their performance whether it be 2-3 or 5-8 it’s bound to have an impact.
Curious to see what the GPU blocks will do when they roll out. I’ll never get to experience that as the ASUS Strix cards seem to always be close to last on the drawing boards.
Both EK and HK were way late to the party for Strix 2080Ti with some BS about the back plates which I didn’t get. They have a hole for the button to kill the LEDs. Like that’s a monumental task to drill an extra hole?
The blocks didn’t come out until 6 months after the product was launched when I know for fact they had the layout specs before launch. Even TT had a block for it before they did as well as pretty much everyone else, even Bykski.
I’m going to be doing one final change to see if it makes any difference and it probably will. Dumping directly to the block from the pumps with 10L/M after it’s passed though a 480x60 rad and a 360x30 rad before the pumps. Then up to a 420 before coming back out to VRM cooler and GPU blocks.
Either that or I’ll hit the VRM and GPU first then up through the 420 then back down to CPU. I’ll figure that out once I’ve replaced the top rad. Should have the final results of that by mid week.
Regardless it’s outperformed all else, only question is exactly by how much and mounting seems to be finicky.