Thermal Performance – Noise Normalized 25 dBA
This is the third chassis review I make following the new methodology for thermal evaluation, so you will find only three entries in the charts below. Soon enough, there will be plenty of them, though!
IDLE Thermal Results
I am still wondering why I bother providing IDLE temperatures.
Torture (Prime95 + Furmark) Thermal Results
The Invader X doesn’t prevail in CPU and GPU temperatures despite the five fans. In VRM, it achieves second place and first place in chipset and NVMe.
In game testing, the Invader performs better than the Battlecruiser II but loses to the Shadow Base 800 FX. The differences are small, especially in CPU and GPU temperatures.
CPU & GPU Average Clock Frequencies
We have to look at the average CPU and GPU clocks to have the complete picture since higher clocks mean more thermal load, which pushes the cooling system more. If we have two cooling systems with only a 1-2 degrees Celsius difference and a 100-200 MHz difference in the clock speeds of the CPU or the GPU, it is easy to find the best performer.
These are the most important charts. In almost all scenarios, the Invader stays behind, with small differences in the GPU.