Swiftech KOMODO NV-LE GTX 1080 TI GPU Block Review: Page 7 of 7
Posted by Paul Malfy on Monday, July 31, 2017 - 8:00am
Final Thoughts & Conclusion
Swiftech did an excellent job with their KOMODO GTX 1080 Ti full cover water block. The clear acrylic block looks great. The top and back plate being black, the KOMODO full cover block can fit into any color scheme easily. The cut out in the center of the top plate only adds to the beautiful aesthetics of this water block. The lighting on the block is a welcomed addition. The fact it can sync with Swiftech’s X2 coolers is just another feature that can add to the customization of your system. You could just install the KOMODO water block right on any X2 series cooler by just replacing the CPU block with the GPU block. The KOMODO on an H320 X2 will make a killer GPU All in One.
The results with the KOMODO installed were even better than expected. In most synthetic benchmarks, the KOMODO offered temperatures, on average, over 20°C cooler. The idle temperature dropped from 52°C to just 31°C, a 21°C difference. FurMark offered the most impressive drop in temperature, going from 81°C to just 43°C. Very impressive. Now, it’s no secret that water cooling is an expensive hobby. However, as the results show, it’s well worth the time and investment. Cooler temps lead to increased performance, and therefore, higher FPS and benchmarks scores. At the time of this review, you can pick up the KOMODO GTX 1080 Ti full cover water block on Swiftech’s website for $169.99. Seeing how the card will run you about $699.99 USD, this is a small price to pay to increase the performance of you Founder’s Edition 1080 Ti. A combination of aesthetics and performance has won the KOMODO GTX 1080 Ti full cover block the Proclockers “Editor’s Choice Award.” If you’re a water cooling enthusiast with a Founder’s Edition 1080 Ti, grab yourself a KOMODO Full cover block from Swiftech, you won’t regret it.