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Tuesday, 25 October 2011 06:23

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU cooler reviewed - 4. Benchmark results and Conclusion

Written by Sanjin Rados

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Review: Affordable with good performance

We used Hyper 212 EVO mounted on EVGA’s FTW3 motherboard in Corsair Obsidian 800D case (with three 900rpm fans) at 22°C room temperature. We measured temperatures at Core i7 930’s reference clock (2.9GHz) and after overclocking it to 3.6GHz. In our tables, we used average temperatures of all four cores. We used GC-Extreme thermal paste for all our testing.

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We first tested with the one provided Cooler Master’s Fan (PWM, 9 – 31 dBA, 0.16A, 600 - 1600 rpm ), and then repeated the test using another fan (taken from the Hyper 612S cooler) that spins at 1300rpm.

The Hyper EVO surprised us by outscoring the Hyper 612S, which we attributed to 212 EVO’s superior cooler. The 212 EVO’s fan is not loud, not even when running at maximum rpm. Note however that the maximum rpm we measured was at 1500rpm, rather than the specified 1600rpm. We tried the Hyper 612S with the 212 EVO’s cooler and, just as we suspected, got better results.

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Conclusion

Cooler Master launched a bunch of new coolers recently - Hyper 612S, Hyper 612PWM, Hyper 212 EVO, Hyper TX3 EVO and Gemini II M4. We reviewed the Hyper 612S earlier, here, while our today’s guest was the Hyper 212 EVO.

The Hyper 212 EVO is a quality and affordable CPU cooler based on the tried and true desing of the Hyper 212 Plus. Unfortunately, it’s not easily found at the moment but we’ve seen that it’s priced at about €32. Five more euros can get you the new Hyper 612S, while five less can buy you the old Hyper 212 Plus.

The Hyper 212 EVO’s design is not much different from that on the Hyper 212 Plus, with the sole difference being how the heatpipes were stacked in the cooler base. The Hyper 212 EVO uses Continuous Direct Contact technology of placing the heatpipes into the base, whereas the Hyper 212 Plus has the less advanced Direct Contact tech.

Cooling performance of the Hyper 212 EVo outperformed even the pricier Hyper 612S. We suppose that the reason is that the Hyper 212 EVO uses a better fan than the one on 612S coolers. The Hyper 212 EVO’s fan is almost inaudible during operation, but it’s pretty quiet when at 1500rpm as well.

Cooler Master did a great job with its Hyper 212 EVO coolers and the competition will surely have a tough time in this price range. The Hyper 212 EVO supports all the current sockets and, judging by the performance and craftsmanship, there is no excuse for not considering this cooler.

Top Value 2011

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