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Corsair Hydro H80i GT Liquid CPU Cooler Review

By Aidan Moore

Manufacturer: Corsair Components, Inc.
Product Name: Hydro Series H80i GT
Model Number: CW-9060017-WW
UPC: 843591053440
Price As Tested: $99.99 (Amazon | Newegg)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Corsair.

The majority of all-in-one CPU cooling systems are designed with a radiator that is based on the dimensions of a single or dual fan. It’s common sense that, for a given fan size, a dual-width radiator has more surface area and better cooling capability than a single-width unit. The new Corsair Hydro series H80i GT challenges this assumption with an extra thick single-width radiator and two fans for out of the box push-pull operation.

In this article, Benchmark Reviews will look at the performance of the new Corsair H80i GT all-in-one cooling system and compare it to some of the competition.

CorsairH180iGT_Ortho2Features

The Corsair Hydro Series H80i GT Is based on a standard 120mm fan size, but has a radiator depth of 49mm to provide increased cooling surface area. This should translate to improved cooling performance compared to a typical single fan radiator.

Corsair link functionality is built into the unit to provide selectable speed operation of the unit as well as temperature and RPM monitoring capability.

Key features of the H80i GT from the Corsair website are:

  • extra thick 49mm x 120mm radiator
  • dual SP120L PWM fans
  • Corsair link compatible
  • modular tool free mounting bracket for faster installation
  • improved cold plate and pump designed for highly tuned efficiency

Specifications

Corsair published specifications for the Hydro H80i GT are shown below:

Hydro H80i GT
CPU Socket Intel LGA 2011(-3) / 1366 / 1150 / 1156 / 1155 / 775AMD Socket FM2+ / FM2 / FM1 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+
Pump Dimensions 75 x 69.8 x 49.1 mm ( 3 x 2.7 x 1.9 inch )
Cold Plate Material Copper
Radiator Dimensions 154mm X 123mm X 49mm
Fan Dimensions 120mm x 120mm x 25mm
Fan Speed 2435 +/- 10% RPM
Fan Airflow 70.69 CFM
Fan Air Pressure 4.65 mmH2O
Tubing Large-diameter, low permeability
Fan Noise Level 37.7 dB(A)
Warranty 5 Years
Corsair Link Yes


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