The tests were performed in a controlled air conditioned room with temperatures maintained at a constant 24c – a comfortable environment for the majority of people reading this.Idle temperatures were measured after sitting at the desktop for 30 minutes.Load measurements were acquired by playing Crysis Warhead for 30 minutes and measuring the peak temperature.
We also have included Furmark results, recording maximum temperatures throughout a 30 minute stress test. All fan settings were left on automatic.
Surprising to see such a huge 3 slot cooler not delivering a better result in this test, peaking at 74 degrees when gaming. This rises to 83c in the synthetic Furmark test. By comparison the Vapor X cooler on the Sapphire R9 280x is around 11c cooler under the same conditions.