Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (RR-212E-20PK-R1 / RR-212E-20PK-R2 / RR-212E-16PK-R1)
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Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Review
30 August 2012
Excerpt: What, this old thing? Cooler Master’s Hyper 212 Evo is the new‑and‑improved version of our standby CPU cooler. It’s just $35 and offers performance far exceeding other coolers in its price range, so it’s the first thing we reach for when we build a new budget-conscious rig. Given that LGA2011 CPUs don’t come with heatsinks, the Evo is the closest thing we have to a stock cooler, and it will be the standard against which all other Sandy Bridge-E coolers are judged.
Pros: Powerful, inexpensive performance
Cons: Not the freshest design; Mounting annoying on earlier brackets.
Summary: Coolermaster's Hyper 212 Evo heatsink stands 160mm tall, weighs in at moderate 569 grams and packs in four exposed 6mm diameter copper heatpipes on its base. Otherwise the Hyper 212 Evo is a pretty standard 'tower' heatsink. A 600-2000RPM, 120mm PWM fan is supplied with swept-forward impeller blades.
Conclusion: The Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO’s performance is very competitive. It outperforms the silence-orientated Gelid Tranquillo Rev. 2 and Cooler Master Hyper 612S by a decent margin. The majority of coolers in a similar performance envelope are significantly more expensive, making the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO a very potent competitor to today’s Xigmatek and Enermax products.
Excerpt: To sum it all up, Cooler Master's new Hyper 212 Evo CPU cooler has great performance, yet leaves a relatively small acoustic footprint. The included mounting solution is very robust, if a bit fussy to install, and Cooler Master includes an extra pair of fan clips should the user wish to add another fan.
Excerpt: Frequent Maximum PC readers will have noticed our love affair with Cooler Master’s Hyper 212 Plus CPU cooler. The 212 Plus came out of nowhere and captured our hearts—and a spot on our Best of the Best list—with its excellent cooling power and rock-bottom $30 price tag way back in 2009. It’s not the best CPU cooler we’ve tested, but we’ve installed it in virtually every stock-clocked PC we’ve built since, thanks to its unbeatable price/performance ratio.
Pros: Nearly identical to the Plus; excellent value for the money; better performance on overclocked chips.
Cons: Nearly identical to the Plus; mounting bracket is getting old.
Excerpt: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO Today we're evaluating Cooler Master's Hyper 212 EVO CPU cooler, a direct contact heatpipe tower design targeting the mid-range price segment (MSRP $45 USD) for enthusiasts wanting to increase their cooling capacity - be it for quieter operation or overclocking headroom, or just peace of mind for long term operation.
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Summary: The evolutionary Hyper 212 model now boasts new base with improved heatpipes direct-touch technology and a new fan. The cooler has also become a little pricier. Let’s find out how successful these improvements turned out to be.
Conclusion: The Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo is an excellent cooler for anyone looking for a heatsink that comes with a great silent fan by default. The cooler’s noise level was on the quiet end compared to other mid to high end aftermarket coolers. Overall, The Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo is a good unit for an replacement desktop cooler, though it’s not an ideal option or someone looking to get into serious overclocking.
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO Review – Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler for Intel 1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
16 November 2011
Conclusion: Cooler Master have a real winner with their Hyper 212 Evo CPU cooler. The Continuous Direct Contact technology combined with a wide range PWM fan produced a highly efficient and quiet (at lower RPM) cooling solution which offers probably the best price performance ration on the market today. At the current $34.99 price it comes highly recommended by Review Horizon for any air cooled setup you have.
Pros: Continuous Direct Contact technology increases the cooling efficiency while helping minimize the overall size, PWM fan can be very quiet under light loads, very good price performance ration, complete mounting set, compatible with the latest AMD/Intel processors Intel: Socket LGA 1366, 1156, 1155, 775 AMD: Socket FM1 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ / AM2