Without further ado, here are the test results. The average values are calculated out of all three test runs per fan and per configuration.
Nothing unusual to see here, the cooler fairs well under stock conditions and handles well at load. LOKI gains 4 degrees on the Intel stock HSF at idle and a clear 10 degrees under load.
Adding the medium OC to the mix for the first time for our reviews. The LOKI still does well. At idle the LOKI can keep the CPU under 50 degrees with ease. The LOKI also passes the load test but temperatures rise into the mid 80′s. Not an area of comfort but it keeps the CPU from thermal throttling.
There was no holding this at bay, with a 4.0 GHz overclock and a heavily loaded i7 930, the LOKI has nothing to fend with. Since this cooler supports a 2nd fan it would be interesting to see if that would have made a difference.
The LOKI does not come with TIM pre-attached, so no results here. The results however show clearly that this cooler is worth considering over Intel stock offering.
The Intel stock HSF is tapping out while the LOKI is still going.
Time to call it a day.
Time to shine, the LOKI performs well and keeps the CPU well within save temperatures and almost 10 degrees ahead.
The LOKI reaches pretty high temperatures and is hovering near it’s limits but still can pass this test.
The flood gates are open and there is no holding for the LOKI under this scenario.
Impressive, especially for a 92mm cooler. No throttling going on at all, even at 3.6 GHz.
Now here we can see the throttle. All 3 tests failed and it is clear that the Xigmatek LOKI has reached it’s limit.