Nvidia Geforce 8800 GPU Block Comparison
Patrick "MACMAC" MacMillan
Those of you who own a GeForce 8800, and are considering watercooling the card, have surely noticed that there is a surprising number of choices available on the market. Thankfully, Hardware Canucks has just posted a comparison between the Danger Den Full Cover, D-TEK FuZion GFX, and Swiftech MCW60.
Heres what the they had to say:
The MCW60 and FuZion GFX performed within margin of error of each other, and both offered excellent performance compared to stock cooling on the 8800 GTS, which can go as high as 60-65C under load.
The DD-8800GTS offered performance that was about 5C higher than the GPU-only blocks, but also gives the convenience of not having to fuss with RAMsinks and coolers for the MOSFETs on your video card. More and more this is becoming an issue as each new generation of video card seems to have more heat generating points in its surface.
Its hard to declare an overall winner in this round up. While the D-Tek and Swiftech products perform terrifically, the Danger Den design cools a much greater area. The final choice comes down to individual preference and budget considerations.
Click here to read the full review.
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