VPU Cooling Results
Using a similar method as in the CPU tests on the preceding pages, we placed the WaterChill system up against another fan based VPU cooling solution. This time around though we used the stock heatsink/fan of the ATi X800 XL we where using as out test card. Though there are plenty of third-party cooling solutions available for video cards, the stock fan/sink was able to handle the heat produced by the VPU effectively and kept the temperature within comfortable limits.
The results displayed in the above graph undoubtedly show the difference between the WaterChill and Stock cooling solutions. In both instances, idle and load, the Stock fan/sink combination caused temperatures, which on average where, roughly 9oC greater then the WaterChill System. Between the two Asetek systems, the 3x120mm setup did perform better then the 2x120mm system, but only by a few degrees.