We will be testing the LEPA LV12 CPU Cooler in our Intel X79 system.
It is comprised of the following components.
Processor: Intel Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition
Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 Pro
Video Card: Sapphire R9 280X Toxic
Memory: 16GB Kingston 10th Anniversary
Power: Corsair HX750i
Storage: 750GB SATA II Drive
Cooling: LEPA LV12
Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II with 5 fans
For testing we will be using the Intel Burn Test with the AVX instruction set. We use this instead of Prime 95 as it will push the processor much harder. We have it set on the maximum setting and let it run through 3 passes. This gives us a realistic idea of the temperatures the processor would hit when it is under full load. The fan on the LEPA LV12 was set at its highest setting.
Keep in mind this is an Extreme Edition processor. These run much hotter than normal chips so keep that in mind. First up are our idle temperatures.
Now for the load test.
The LEPA LV12 sits right about in the middle of the pack.