Tuesday, September 27th 2011

Cooler Master Announces Hyper TX3 EVO and Hyper 212 EVO CPU Coolers

Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer, signals the rebirth of two household names in computing, the Hyper 212 EVO and Hyper TX3 EVO CPU Coolers. They come packed with an improved tower fin design, heat pipe layout, upgraded fans, and fan brackets. All of which provides an even more extreme value for end-users of all types.
Improved Cooling Design
The Hyper 212 & TX3 EVO cooling systems are designed and optimized to provide the best user experience and cooling potential for a new generation of processors. The Hyper 212 EVO now features four Cooler Master patented Continuous Direct Contact (CDC) heat pipes that are tightly packed into a flat array on the CPU Cooler base. This acts as a virtual vapor chamber that dissipates a large amount of heat. The aluminum fin structure has been optimized to provide the perfect performance balance between high and low speed fan operations.

Optimized for current and future generation sockets, the Hyper TX3 EVO sees improvement in its Direct Contact heat pipe performance, expanded socket support, and a higher quality 92mm wide-range PWM fan.
Simple Installation / Dual Fan Design
A high performance PWM fan with anti-vibration rubber pads and a set of quick-snap brackets are included with each CPU cooler. In addition, an extra set of quick-snap brackets and anti-vibration rubber pads come standard to give users the option of enabling even greater cooling performance by installing another fan. The quick-snap brackets make changing, adding, and cleaning fans an easy task that requires only a few seconds. Dynamically control the included PWM fan via BIOS or OS-based motherboard tuning applications. There is no need to choose between overclocking performance and stock stability, the Hyper 212 & TX3 EVO are a versatile pair that tailor noise and performance to any need.
Find the new legend, the Hyper 212 & TX3 EVO, at online and retail locations that sell your favorite Cooler Master, CM Storm, and Choiix products. They will be available in October 2011.
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9 Comments on Cooler Master Announces Hyper TX3 EVO and Hyper 212 EVO CPU Coolers

Nothing special, yet another tower cooler. Though i like the perfect flat direct heatpipe contact. Usually there are gaps and spaces and uneven levels where on this one it appears as one flat surface.
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Here's the thing though, get a Xig S963 Loki and replace the fan that comes with it with two fans of the TX3. Since the Loki uses rubber to hold the fans, instead of a support, it's easier and the CM fans add even more performance for that tower cooler. Plus, the Loki has a backplate-type support to the motherboard, instead of a intel-like push-pin, being that were I think the TX3 fails.
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The 212+ was good...

This "CDC" thing is quite interesting - I wonder if it makes a big difference having the heatpipes actually "melt together"... and what this method of production would mean for other popular coolers.
I bet the performance is really nice compared to the size of the cooler.

The fan bothers me, though... I want to see something with more than 40.000 hours MTBF and a lower noise level. How about an Arctic F12 fan?
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The reason why the 212+ was successful was because of its price. I wonder if CM can replicate this.
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If 212 evo is priced similarly to 212+ when that first came, sounds like a hit. I have 212+ with 2 noctua and it is the best cooler I have ever own for the price.

I'm curious about the CDC too, I hope TPU and other websites will review this. It looks like they fused the copper into one solid plate rather than 4 pipes squeezed together. This should make it good for TM application and since it is still direct touch, I suspect the performance be better than 212+.
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So wait . . . nothing really changed except the contact base and they gave them better fans, but left the god awful mounting hardware alone . . . . really cooler master . . . I mean really ?!?
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Yeah, I've had to mount two of those 212s and it was really a massive pain in the butt. Got better after the first time but still, arrg. I don't mind more tower coolers but how about some real innovations in mounting. All that for the cost of the 212 = win win.
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I've mounted the CM V8 and 212+, it honestly wasn't that hard. If anything, it's comparable to mounting a Corsair H50 which I've rarely heard being complained about.
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It looks like they fused the copper into one solid plate rather than 4 pipes squeezed together
I thought that was the case, but after seeing some reviews, that appears to not be the case after all...
They're just placed closely together.

The reviews do show a slight improvement over the old 212+ in cooling efficiency, though. about 1-4 deg. Celcius depending on the test...
Not bad... but not particularly good either.

If the price is the same, however, I won't hesitate to buy it and use it with an Arctic F12 fan for my next setup (be it bulldozer or i5 - I haven't decided yet).
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