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At standard clocks, the GX-7 is an excellent cooler. The cooler performed best with our San Ace fans, followed by the Gentle Typhoon, and then stock fan, (In descending order of RPM). All three sets of fans performed great, with the stock fans (Wing 12-PL) being the quietest.
When lightly overclocked, the GX-7 is the best performer in our comparison chart.
With a heavy overclock, the GX-7 held up to our 4GHz / 1.4v overclock, no throttling occurred and the Gelid once again was the top performer.