To evaluate the performance of the Coolit Systems ECO A.L.C. liquid cooler, we ran three consecutive instances of CineBench’s new 11.5 benchmark. This program puts a 100% load on each core and utilizes all eight threads on our Intel i7-920 LGA 1366 2.66GHz quad-core processor (Note: Our i7-920 was running at 2.8GHz during testing). Since the Corsair H50 liquid cooler has similar cooling properties, design, and similar price point as the ECO A.L.C., we thought it would be a good match-up for both respective cooling solutions. We also threw in Zalman’s CNPS10X Flex, which is one of the best air-cooled heatsink solutions we’ve tested. Let’s see how the ECO A.L.C. performs against the other cooling solutions during our idle and load testing.
The results were pretty interesting as all three cooling solutions performed very well during testing. The ECO A.L.C.’s cooling prowess was just a hair worse than the Corsair H50. It was also only a few degrees better than the CNPS10X Flex. Both of these liquid coolers use similar cooling designs so we weren’t too surprised to see that their overall scores were very close. During operation, we should also note that the ECO A.L.C. ran a bit louder than the Corsair H50 too.