Gelid GX-7 CPU cooler review -
Baseline testing the cooler
Test 3 - LOAD Temperature
But now let's have a look at the processor's LOAD temperatures. With any cooling kit, the ambient temperature will effect your overall temperature, never forget that.
Please understand, for the above results -- temperatures are based on a slightly overclocked (3.2 GHz) processor with a little extra voltage (1.3v), the fan speed is set at 80% RPM, we do this with all coolers in the particular test.
- Anything at roughly 50 Degrees C or lower we consider enthusiast class cooling.
- Anything in-between 51 to 60 Degrees C we consider performance cooling
- Anything in-between 61 to 70 Degrees C we consider mainstream cooling
- Anything above 71 Degrees C we consider average cooling
We are slightly above 50 Degrees C with the processor mildly overclocked under full load. That means it's performance cooling.
Roughly 50 Degrees is what we get returned with the cooler placed in push-pull mode with two fans.
Gelid is a company that made a nice impression a year or two ago introducing themselves by releasing their first aftermarket CPU cooler, the 'Silent Spirit' cooler. After Gelid released that Silent Spirit and then Tranqillo CPU coolers it was time for a new model. Progress is made and anno Q4 2011 it's time to release their third consumer grade CPU cooler. Their latest creation comes in the form of a tower cooler called GX-7 -- aimed at gamers apparently.