Tuesday, January 7th 2020

Cooler Master CES 2020 CPU Cooler Lineup Detailed: Updates to Best-selling 212 EVO

Cooler Master unveiled several new CPU coolers this CES, including major design updates to some of its best-selling models. To begin with, the new Hyper 212 EVO is refreshed with a new V2 model. The tower-type aluminium fin-stack heatsink now comes with an asymmetric design that offsets the fin-stack away from your motherboard's memory slots. It also comes with an updated mounting bracket set for easier installation; and an updated Cooler Master SickleFlow V2 120 mm fan that comes with higher airflow, letting the designers lower RPM and noise. Available from February 2020, the Hyper 212 EVO V2 is priced at USD $36.99. Speaking of the SickleFlow V2 fan, an updated rifle-bearing frame, and updated Air Balance fan-blade design. The 120 mm spinner comes in four variants based on lighting: $7.99 for lack of it, $9.99 for red/blue single-color, $13.99 for RGB, and $16.99 for ARGB.

Next up, is the MasterAir G200P, a low-profile, top-flow cooler designed for thermal loads under 100 W. With a height of just 39.4, the cooler features a dense aluminium fin-stack heatsink with a copper base-plate, which is ventilated by a thin 92 mm PWM fan. Available from January 14, it is priced at $44.99. Cooler Master also refreshed the top-end of its MasterAir line of air coolers, with the new V8GTS ARGB, an "8 heat-pipe masterpiece" that uses three aluminium fin-stacks sandwiching two 140 mm fans. The heat-pipes on this thing pull heat from a vapor-chamber plate that makes contact with the CPU. Slated for June 2020 availability, the V8GTS ARGB will be priced around $89-99. The Hyper DT614 is another premium cooler: a dual fin-stack heatsink with a 140 mm fan in the middle, and a stylish metal top-plate. Available from Q2-2020, it is expected to be priced at $79 to $89.
Cooler Master also unveiled the Illusion brand-extension for its MasterLiquid line of AIO CLCs. The pump-block is fitted with an infinite-reflection ornament underneath a glass surface, with an illuminated Cooler Master outlier logo and an ARGB diffuser. Besides this, the Illusion line will be largely identical to the existing MasterLiquid line. A slight variation of Illusion is Mirror, which just features a reflective glass surface with ARGB diffusers underneath. The Vivid extension is a whole different beast: a 2.44-inch full-color LCD screen pairs with software over USB to put out anything you want, including live monitoring, or your clan logo. Lastly, there's the updated no-frills MasterLiquid Lite V2 series, which has Cooler Master's latest 3rd gen pump-block that's part of all the other new CLCs displayed this year. The ML Lite V2 also includes an improved radiator and SickleFlow V2 fans.
Available from February 2020, the updated MasterLiquid Lite V2 series is priced between $119 to $129. The MasterLiquid ML240R/280R/360R Mirror also come out in February, priced betwen $119 to $129. MasterLiquid ML240P/360P Vivid command a steep $199 to $219 pricing owing to the LCD display hardware. Cooler Master didn't announce availability for the Illusion series.
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7 Comments on Cooler Master CES 2020 CPU Cooler Lineup Detailed: Updates to Best-selling 212 EVO

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btarunr
the new V8GTS ARGB, an "8 heat-pipe masterpiece" that uses three aluminium fin-stacks sandwiching two 140 mm fans. The heat-pipes on this thing pull heat from a vapor-chamber plate that makes contact with the CPU.
Curious how that performs against Noctua and Be Quiet coolers.
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dirtyferret
Probably same as the previous V8 GTS plus whatever cooling effect RGB provides...
Didn't know coolermaster already used 8 heatpipes before.
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kapone32
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Didn't know they already used 8 heatpipes before.
Oh yeah and they even released one with a vapor chamber too.
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ZoneDymo
I really like the second one, the one with the black metal cover, just too bad for that Cooler Master logo on it.
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