Sadly, our previous LGA2011 test rig died last year and we're currently in the process of getting together lab-wide upgrades of all our test gear. In the meantime Overclockers UK
was kind enough to bail us out in the short term with a replacement LGA2011 motherboard. However, this has meant that we've had to throw out our old test data as it's no longer comparable, even though we've used similar overclock settings so we've got limited results for this graph at the moment. We'll continue to add to it while we work on updating our newer test systems.
In our LGA1155 test system, the Tisis kept our overclocked Core i7-2600K in check with a delta T of 40°C. This matched a number of its closest competitors such as Noctua's NH-D15 using its low noise adaptors as well as Corsair's Hydro H105 and H75. PWM mode didn't impact on the cooling and only made a marginal difference to the already quiet fans. However, removing one of the fans saw the temperature rise to 44°C - still comparable to plenty of good coolers. this could be useful if one fan ends up being close to a vent and removing it could cut noise.
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It was a similar result in our LGA2011 system - again we've only got limited results here but as without LGA1155 results, the Tisis matched Corsair's H75 with two fans, while the temperature rose a more substantial 5°C with just one fan. If you're keen to get the most out of an LGA2011 system, something like a Corsair H110i GT is still the best bet but if liquid cooling isn't for you, the Tisis is worth considering.
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The Tisis is fairly keenly priced against its main competitors, but we can't help feel its wanting compared to the likes of Noctua's coolers, which are better made and offer lower CPU temperatures - albeit not by much. However, the Tisis performs well as is a match for many of the smaller all-in-one liquid coolers although decent single-fan air coolers such as SilverStone's Argon AR01 still manage to snap at its heels while costing far less. Noise-wise, we have few complaints, though - it's not quite a match for Noctua's NH-D15, which is all but silent when used with its low noise adaptors but the Tisis isn't far off. The main issues are its requirement for low profile RAM and also a fiddly installation - it's otherwise a solid if not spectacular effort.
Intel LGA2011 Score
Intel LGA1155 Score