1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Cooler Master Displays Vapor Chamber-based CPU Fan-Heatsink

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    28,713 (11.16/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,669
    Location:
    Hyderabad, India
    There's little innovation with tower-type CPU coolers these days, barring the odd fancy aluminum fin design or heat-pipe layout. Cooler Master put its engineering muscle to use by developing a new tower-type CPU cooler that takes advantage of vapor-chamber technology. Called the TPC 812, the cooler is just large another aluminum fin tower-type heatsink with six heat pipes feeding head through the fin-stack, till the part where a specially-designed vapor-chamber element finds place.

    The cooler uses a copper indirect contact base, at which the six heat pipes converge at the lowest level. Above it, is a vapor-chamber plate. From this place, two thin, broad columns arise, passing through the central portion of the aluminum fin stack. The heatsink is ventilated by a 120 mm fan. With its design innovation, the TPC 812 can handle thermal loads of up to 240W. The TPC 812 from Cooler Master will be priced around the $100 mark, and will be competitive with entry-level closed-loop liquid coolers.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Source: VR-Zone
     
  2. Drone

    Drone

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010
    Messages:
    2,743 (1.81/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,467
    Vapor chamber is yesterday. Bring on liquid chamber.
     
    de.das.dude says thanks.
  3. LAN_deRf_HA

    LAN_deRf_HA

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2008
    Messages:
    4,556 (1.90/day)
    Thanks Received:
    952
    That's all kinda vague. Either it beats the H100/D-14 or it's overpriced.
     
    theJesus says thanks.
  4. F2K New Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2009
    Messages:
    47 (0.02/day)
    Thanks Received:
    19
    Location:
    Europe
    I just wonder how long before Tt steals this idea/design :rolleyes:
     
  5. THE_EGG

    THE_EGG

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2011
    Messages:
    1,498 (1.43/day)
    Thanks Received:
    494
    Location:
    Brisbane QLD, Australia
    Hopefully its not as noisy as their V6 GT. Then I may consider it for some builds (as long as it beats low end AIO liquid cooling and Noctua U12 or D14).
     
  6. jalex3 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2011
    Messages:
    187 (0.13/day)
    Thanks Received:
    9
    Looks nice, if the noise and performance are right then I may buy this.
     
  7. INSTG8R

    INSTG8R

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2004
    Messages:
    2,910 (0.80/day)
    Thanks Received:
    471
    Location:
    Lost in Norway
    Well my Vapor-X 5870 has never let me down so the tech is sound. 32C idle and never touches 70 under heavy load. Nice to see someone using this tech for CPU cooling. Now where is my Vapor-X 7970....
     
  8. pantherx12

    pantherx12 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    9,714 (4.58/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,699
    Location:
    ENGLAND-LAND-LAND
    I got excited as I thought someone had finally implemented my idea.
     
  9. RejZoR

    RejZoR

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2004
    Messages:
    4,742 (1.29/day)
    Thanks Received:
    982
    Location:
    Europe/Slovenia
    Noiseblocker made vapor tower. Though it never managed to pull off some good results.
     
  10. entropy13

    entropy13

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Messages:
    4,948 (2.40/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,215
    There aren't any "entry-level" closed-loop liquid coolers priced at around $100. Cooler Master Fail. :laugh:
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2012
    theJesus says thanks.
  11. jsfitz54

    jsfitz54

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Messages:
    903 (0.57/day)
    Thanks Received:
    242
    Agree, air cool price point seems high.
     
  12. trickson

    trickson OH, I have such a headache

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2004
    Messages:
    6,494 (1.80/day)
    Thanks Received:
    956
    Location:
    Planet Earth.
    Yeah this is what I want to see as well ! All this Vapor chamber stuff is so long in the tooth and really old tech . What I would like to see is some real innovation in air tech .
     
  13. phanbuey

    phanbuey

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2007
    Messages:
    5,205 (2.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    975
    Location:
    Miami
    well closed loop systems are great because:
    1 they fit in smaller systems and (never have any clearance issues with ram or videocards)
    2 are easy and light on the motherboard.
    3 you can decide where to locate the radiator (i.e. intake for maximum cooling, or exhaust to lower component temps).
    4 - for me they can minimize the number of fans in your system - i.e. exhaust is also rad fan
    5 - they make builds alot cleaner and easier IMO.

    All those PRO's will not be overcome by "competitive" thermal performance from a tower cooler that costs just as much. It better kill closed loop systems on the thermals or its not worth it.
     
    theJesus says thanks.
  14. trickson

    trickson OH, I have such a headache

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2004
    Messages:
    6,494 (1.80/day)
    Thanks Received:
    956
    Location:
    Planet Earth.
    They are all the same any way . How can you really design them any different in the first place ? Only so much you can do with heat pipes and fins .
     
  15. Prima.Vera

    Prima.Vera

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2011
    Messages:
    2,251 (1.98/day)
    Thanks Received:
    293
    Massive copper cooler is probably heavy as hell....
     
  16. THE_EGG

    THE_EGG

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2011
    Messages:
    1,498 (1.43/day)
    Thanks Received:
    494
    Location:
    Brisbane QLD, Australia
    in Australia a H60 is $99 although the antec kuhler 620 is only $80 and it performs better. Basically the H60 is the poorest performing closed-loop liquid cooler available in Australia as we do not get the H40.
     
  17. D4S4

    D4S4

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2008
    Messages:
    697 (0.29/day)
    Thanks Received:
    75
    Location:
    Zagreb, Croatia
    i think 240w is quite impressive for a single 120mm fan cooler. my trusty old tt sonic tower is about the same size yet only rated for 120.
     
  18. de.das.dude

    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2010
    Messages:
    7,814 (4.90/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,076
    will suck in tower type cases. good for benching r7gs where it stays perpendicular to the ground.
     
  19. THE_EGG

    THE_EGG

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2011
    Messages:
    1,498 (1.43/day)
    Thanks Received:
    494
    Location:
    Brisbane QLD, Australia
    yes but, video cards that have vapour chambers and are used in tower cases are put in upside down so I don't imagine it will affect temperatures too much.
     
  20. hv43082

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2006
    Messages:
    1,460 (0.49/day)
    Thanks Received:
    95
    Location:
    Orange County, CA and Miami, FL
    Doubt this will beat Noctua NH D14.
     
  21. twilyth Guest

    I've always wanted to build something like that, but I would have a hollow column going straight up from the base. Then there would be tubes radiating out from the sides (pitched to drain) which would have the heat fins mounted vertically. The idea was that since the fins are vertical, you might be able to rely just on convection.

    With that arrangement, you could have literally, a hundred or more pipes feeding the fins. It would also probably be some multiple of the normal surface area.

    Then, just for kicks, I'd have an ionizer electrode going into the column. It would work just like an air ionizer but with the water vapor. Then you put a positive charge on an insulated plate at the top in order to increase the transfer rate. So you'd have the vapor pressure pushing out and the electromagnetic field sucking the vapor up.

    I have no idea if it would work with vapor, but it works pretty damn well in air cleaners that have this feature. Hell, if you wanted to get fancy, you could use electromagnets and time them to alternate so that maybe (I have no idea) it would create a slight vortex.

    Alright. My work here is done. Where's my royalty check? Hmmm?
     
  22. sneekypeet

    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2006
    Messages:
    21,621 (6.93/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6,143
    Let me specify about the cooling potential....

    Each vapor chamber is 120W worth of cooling.....

    Along with the pipes and the fins, this cooler will sell as a 300W+ rating;)
     
    de.das.dude says thanks.
  23. de.das.dude

    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2010
    Messages:
    7,814 (4.90/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,076
    good point. im confused now.


    vapor chambers. you cant explain that!
    ans. aliens :D
     
    THE_EGG says thanks.
  24. Sp33d Junki3

    Sp33d Junki3

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2012
    Messages:
    200 (0.20/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13
    Who said this was going to be $100. Cm already said this was going to be about $69.
    Lol who believed this was a $100 cooler. VR-Zone should get its facts straight, before posting.
     
  25. specks

    specks New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2011
    Messages:
    441 (0.33/day)
    Thanks Received:
    88
    Vapor chambers still have the wick in them
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page