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Today We’ll be looking at a cooler with fairly large shoes to fill. As many enthusiasts know, the Hyper 212 Evo from Cooler Master has been the go to cooler for anyone making the decision to ditch the pre-builds and commit to building your own PC. Back in 2014 finally deciding on building my own rig I spent a lot of time doing research. Interested in putting together a solid bang for the buck PC and knowing that it would be easy to sell if needing something faster. The decision ultimately went to the purchase of the Hyper 212 Evo by Cooler Master.  Pairing it up with a new i5 4690k and within days was bitten by the Overclocking and PC Master Race bug. Fast forward to present day where our cooling needs are filled by the likes of Phase Change, Dry Ice and Liquid Nitrogen, the Evo is still in use on a web surfing / daily rig. Reliability is key when you need to get some work done ! Let’s take a quick look at the new version of an old classic, the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo V2. Will it be able to keep up with it’s older brother, or maybe even bring something new to the table ? Let’s find out, but first let’s check out what’s included with your purchase !

Product and Packaging


Specification and what’s new


Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO V2 is redesigned to improve overall performance, compatibility, and ease of installation. The 4 copper heat pipes are updated with an Asymmetrical tilt for a 100% RAM clearance. This cooler is paired with the new SickleFlow 120 fan providing the best balance between airflow and static air pressure, delivering high-performance and quiet operation. Moreover, it is equipped with revised universal brackets for an easy installation process.

New SickleFlow 120 Fan: Improved airflow ( 62 CFM ) and air pressure ( 2.5 mmH²O ) with revised curve blade design.

Asymmetrical 4 Heatpipes Design: Asymmetrical heat pipe design provides RAM compatibility and clearance across various platforms

Direct Contact Technology: Exclusive Direct Contact Technology using 4 copper heat pipes delivers exceptional heat dissipation

Optimal Air Flow: Stacked fin array minimizes resistance for better airflow through the heatsink

Quiet Operation: Performance fan reduces vibration for silent operation

Snap and Play: Hassle free installation with our revamped bracket design

CPU socket support: Intel: LGA2066, LGA2011 v3, LGA2011, LGA1200, LGA1151, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1366, AMD: AM4, AM3+, AM3, AM2+, AM2, FM2+, FM2


A Closer look


Test Setup

  • Mainboard: ASUS ROG Maximus APEX XII
  • CPU: Intel Core i9 10900KA
  • Memory: G.SKILL Trident Z Royal 2x16gb 4000c16 @ 1.4v
  • PSU: Corsair AX1200i
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 610 Pi Fish
  • Cooler + TIM: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo V2 w/ CM MasterGel Pro
  • Software Tested: AIDA 64 Extreme 6.00 FPU + CPU Test / Prime 95 v 26.6 ( no AVX2 )



Test Results and Conclusion

We will be doing our testing today with AIDA 64 Extreme 6.00 FPU + CPU Test and Full System Stability Test  along with Prime 95 v 26.6 ( no AVX2 )

Room temperature AC controlled 24° – 26°C
Stock, no OC means ROG APEX XII “BIOS Optimized Defaults”
5.0GHz all core OC, 4.5 cache/uncore, Fixed voltage of 1.270v LLC 5

Aida 64 “CPU” test
– Stock no OC: idle 27°C and 65°C max load temp
– 5.0GHz OC: idle 31°C and 71°C max load temp

Aida 64 “CPU, Cache and Memory”
 – Stock no OC: idle 28°C and 74°C max load temp
– 5.0GHz OC: idle 31°C and 80°C max load temp

Aida 64 “FPU” Test

– Stock no OC: idle 29°C and 86°C max load temp
– 5.0GHz OC: idle 32°C and 89°C max load temp

Aida 64 System Stability Test
– Stock no OC: idle 31°C and 94°C max load temp
– 5.0GHz OC: idle 33°C and 98°C max load temp

Prime 95 26.6 small FFT’s
– Stock no OC: idle 31°C and 81°C max load temp
– 5.0GHz OC: idle 33°C and 88°C max load temp

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Installation was as simple as it gets
Extra thermal interface material, a fan splitter and brackets for a second fan are included
Offset heatpipe design makes it easy to run whatever ram I’d like on all of my 2 dimm overclocking boards
The fan has a much more pleasing tone when compared against the Xtraflow 120 that V1 came with
Temperatures were on average 5C better than the EVO 212 V1, even with 185 watt load on AIDA 64 FPU test ( using AVX )
Overall construction feels like it built more sturdy, I’d imagine the additional mounting / heatsink plate has a lot to do with this


No option for bundled second fan that I know of
Backplate this time is primarily plastic, unlike the previous’ all metal design, New plastic one does not appear to be a weak point and is far easier and quicker to install
Finstack is not anodized black, but I fully understand that would mean a large percentage increase in cost so I’m good with it

The Bottom Line

Overall still a great value for a gaming build, my EVO 212 V1 still looks and performs like new and I have no reason to believe this won’t as well
I will be upgrading my daily with this new version and my father will be receiving an upgrade as well with the CM Hyper 212 V1

Link to the product page will be live soon as this cooler is for sale today October 15th 2020
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo V2 

As always, a huge thanks to Cooler Master for providing us with this review sample.


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