Corsair H100i RGB Elite (2022) review

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Processor baseline performance test

Testing the cooler

Time for testing. The tested cooler of today will perform admirably with any modern ageprocessor, from low-end to high-end, at its default operating speeds; overclocking is also possible. We have developed a procedure policy for testing cooling benchmarks. Let's examine the results of the system in its default, non-overclocked configuration. Below, the IDLE temps, indicating that your CPU is doing next to nothing. Simply awaiting processing in your system.



The CPU LOAD temperatures are shown in the chart seen above (in the non-overclocked state). We measure at an ambient room temperature of 21 degrees Celsius. This way ambient temperature has little effect on the cooling performance.

Sidenote: for this test we stick to the 'balanced' setting for fans and pump.

Guru3D's rule of thumb on CPU load vs cooling temps:

  • Anything up-to to 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

This LCS kit thus sits at the threshold of performance cooling at processor default clock frequencies. 

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