Summary: We gave the first version of
our Silver Award because of its good performance and excellent cost/benefit ratio. However, what we saw during our tests prevents us from recommending this revised edition.
Summary: Today, we had a look at the Cooler Master Hyper TX3 CPU cooler. The Hyper TX3 is intended to be a mainstream cooling solution and, in my opinion, it well accomplishes its task.
From a general usage perspective, the Hyper TX3 is fantastic.
Summary: Something curious happened during our Hyper TX3 testing. The first sample we received from the manufacturer showed very bas results. The performance was so poor that our CPU entered Thermal Throttling mode even while idle.
Summary: So in the end, Coolermaster once again restored my faith in their products. They won out over Evercool and especially the stock heatsink. And if that temperature difference alone isn’t enough to make you want to buy the TX3, there’s also the prices.
Conclusion: Priced around 27€, the hyper tx3 provides nice performance with decent sound levels. While not being the silentest cooler available, it is definately more silent than the Intel stock cooler and has half the price of Noctuas.
Conclusion: The Cooler Master Hyper TX3 only real downfall is its size. Cooler Master sacrificed size for a lower price, which makes sense. Another reason for a reduced size is that some people just don’t want a massive cooler. This cooler perfectly fits the bill for anyone falling into that category.
Summary: Sure, I like the Hyper TX3 very much. Let's face it, the majority of you guys reading this article will probably will never even overclock. So if you still want the benefit of a very silent yet effective cooler with decent performance, then the Hyper TX3 simply has a lot to offer.