For our tests, we used a completely new test rig which comprises of an ASRock Fatal1ty X99X Killer 3.1 motherboard, along with an Intel Core i7-6800K at default clock speed of 3.4GHz, as well as 32GB of ADATA DDR4-2400 ram in quad channel mode.
All tests were conducted at default clock speeds using AIDA64 CPU stress/full-load test.
|CPU||Intel Core i7-6800K @ 3.4GHz|
|Overclocked CPU||Intel Core i7-6800K @ 4.0GHz|
|Cooling||ID-Cooling ICEKIMO AIO Liquid Cooler|
|Motherboard||ASRock Fatal1ty X99X Killer 3.1|
|Ram||4 x 8GB ADATA XPG Dazzle DDR4-2400|
|XMP 2.0 profiles||Memory timings : 16-16-16-39 @1.2v|
|HDD||Crucial MX300 – 750GB|
|PSU||Thermaltake Toughpower DSP G RGB 750W|
|VGA card||HIS Radeon RX 480 Roaring Turbo (8GB GDDR5)|
||ID-Cooling ICEKIMO AIO Liquid Cooler|
|AMD Drivers||Catalyst 16.9.2 (Crimson Edition)|
Temperature readings were taken at idle stock and overclocked speeds.
To increase the temperatures of processor, we ran several CPU intensive stress tests to make sure the CPU was at full load.
Idle Temperatures (Idle and Load)
As you can see from the graphs above, the ID-Cooling ICEKIMO did a pretty good job at stock CPU speed of 3.4GHz. Idle was at 31 degrees while load reached 33 degrees Celsius.
Load Temperatures (Idle and Load)
Now we all know that the Broadwell chips can run really hot when overclocked. So any temperature readings between 45-55 degrees Celsius on idle is pretty good. For the ID-Cooling ICEKIMO, the idle temperature was around 50 degrees Celsius, while load temps reached 67 degrees Celsius, which I think is acceptable.