Heatpipe technology is definitely the current standard for high performance processor air cooling. Just about every manufacturer in the processor cooling game has added heatpipes to their latest offerings, and Cooler Master
is no exception. Cooler Master recently launched a handful of interesting new processor coolers, and the one up for review today is the Hyper TX, a relatively small heatpipe cooler intended for Socket 775 processors only.
The promotional image above provides an overview of the Cooler Master
Hyper TX, and it shows that it follows the same basic formula used in most heatpipe coolers. As we go through the review we'll see what makes it different and perhaps better than others. Before we get to that, the following data from the Cooler Master website is provided to describe the features and specifications of the Hyper TX...
» Comprehensive Cooling Solution: Cools CPU and the surrounding components
» Compatibles with Intel LGA775 socket
» Super silent CPU cooler at only 22 dBA.
» Copper-based and aluminum heat sink with 3 embedded heat pipes design provides excellent heat dissipation
» New 90 mm fan blade and frame design produces greater airflow as 100 mm fan
» Easy installation design without removing the motherboard
» Socket Type: Intel LGA 775
» Fan Speed: 650 ~ 1800 R.P.M.
» Fan Dimension: 92 x 92 x 25mm
» Sound Pressure Level: 22dBA
» Fan Air Flow: 41.76 CFM
» Bearing Type: Long Life Bearing
» Fan Life Expectancy: 40,000 hours
» Heat Sink Dimension: 90 x 44 x 136.5mm
» Heat Sink Material: Aluminum Fin
» Weight: 484 g
» Connector: 4 pin
» Fan Speed Adjustment: Intelligent Fan Speed Controller
The images below show the front and back of the Hyper TX packaging. It is just about what you would expect from Cooler Master, featuring the typical purple and white color scheme, a good look at the product, and excellent detail on basic product data.