Cooler Master launched this new cooler when the new AM4 platform launched. It’s because of the success of the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, that a solution for the AM4 socket was needed. So, of course, it also needed some improvement and changes. This cooler is similar but at the same time better in performance and for a little more price, let’s see if this cooler can really catch the attention of Am4 platform users.
|Product Name||Hyper 212 LED Turbo|
|Model number||RR-212TK-16PR-R1 (Black Top Cover)||RR-212TR-16PR-R1 (Red Top Cover)|
|CPU Socket||Intel® LGA 2066 / 2011-3 / 2011 / 1366 / 1156 / 1155 / 1151 / 1150 / 775 socket
AMD® AM4 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ / FM2+ / FM2 / FM1 socket
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||120 x 108 x 163 mm (4.7 x 4.3 x 6.4″)|
|Heat Sink||Dimensions (L x W x H)||120 x 60 x 160 mm (4.7 x 2.4 x 6.3″)|
|Material||Aluminum Fins (4 Heat Pipes / Direct Contact)|
|Heat Pipes Dimensions||Ø6mm|
|Fan||Dimensions (L x W x H)||120 x 120 x 25 mm (4.7 x 4.7 x 1″)|
|Speed||600-1,600 RPM ± 10%|
|Airflow||66.3 CFM ± 10%|
|Air Pressure||1.7 mmH2O ± 10%|
|Noise Level||9-31 dBA|
|Rated Voltage||12 VDC|
|Rated Current||0.19 A|
|Power Consumption||2.28 W|
Packaging was just normal and the components were packed properly. The cooler was in a plastic cover with fans pre-installed and there was a separate box for the accessories which is the norm with Cooler Master. Inside the accessories box, there was a single bracket for Intel and AMD AM4 socket and there were two clips for Intel socket, 2 for AM4 socket and 1 separate traditional clip for previous AMD sockets. The box also came with a small thermal paste tube and all the other screws or nuts were present there for easy installation.
Taking a close look
Taking a look at the heatsink, it’s not something that is spectacular but the construction is appreciable. The aluminium fins are strong and the base is composed of both aluminium and copper heat pipes. The base is well finished and smooth and there are a total of 4 copper heat pipes that are passing through the base from one side to another. The heat pipes are extended to the top of the heatsink and share the heat equally. The base needed the direct contact with the heat pipes because it transfers heat quickly as the small aluminium base isn’t that efficient alone in eliminating the heat from the processor.
Coming to its fans, they are the traditional airflow fans which are commonly used in most of the Cooler Master heatsinks and use the same design. They are strong and have RED LEDs to match the RED accent of the cooler. For a price less than $50, it justifies the use of two Fans as there will be a good push-pull configuration. The fans can be easily removed and installed and can be connected to the cable splitter provided in the box itself for powering the two fans with one motherboard 4 pin power port.