Testing Configuration and Benchmarks Used

To verify that the water block works as advertised, the video card was run through our standard benchmark suite at both stock and overclocked speeds. The results are presented for at both speeds for performance comparison purposes. The benchmark tests used should give you a good understanding of the water block's capabilities while using the card for gaming so that you, the reader, can make a more informed purchasing decision.


Test System Setup


Intel Core i7-4770K
(3.5GHz, 35 x 100MHz Base Clock)




Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 modules
(1600MHz, 9-10-9-27-1T)

Hard Drive

Intel 520 240GB SSD
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA III HD

Sound Card

Onboard sound

Video Card



Laing DDC pump with EK-DDC X-TOP Rev 2 Plexi
Swiftech MCR320-QP Radiator
XSPC Razor GTX680 water block

Corsair H100i Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

Video Drivers

NVIDIA 320.18

Power Supply

Corsair HX 750

Operating System

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Test Setup Explanation

The 64-bit Windows 7 based test bench used for testing includes an Intel Core i7-4770K CPU, 16GB of DDR3-1866 memory, an EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB video card, and an Intel 520 240GB SSD drive. Using the selected components gives us the ability to demonstrate the water block's capabilities rather than that of the components themselves.

Benchmark Tests used for evaluation:

  • BioShock: Infinite Benchmark
  • Tomb Raider Benchmark
  • FutureMark 3DMark11
  • FutureMark 3DMark
  • Geeks3D FurMark v1.10.2
  • Unigine Heaven v4.0
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