Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo V2 Review

Test setup and results …

Cooler test setup …

The following components were used as the test system:
Intel Core i5-10500 CPU Default @ 4200 MHz at approximately 1.10 volts.
ASRock Z490 Steel Legend Intel LGA 1200 motherboard
2x 4GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2400 memory modules
With ASRock Radeon RX 5700 Challenger D 8G OC and without graphics card
Cooler Master Silent Pro M 600W power supply unit
Cooler Master Testbench v1.0
Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

The following OC tools were used for the measurement: Prime95 and Intel XTU

Thermal compound: Arctic MX-4

The room temperature was around 21°C during the test.

The following image shows a thermal image of the ASRock Z490 Steel Legend LGA 1200 test system with the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo V2 cooler.

And here is another picture of the front side, which is not yet too heated up, for a better representation of the heat distribution.

We first tested the Intel Core i5-10500 CPU without overclocking in idle at low, medium and maximum speed. Thus, the TDP was only 6-7 watts!

However, since we are here at, we naturally wanted to test the cooler with CPU overclocking despite the locked CPU multiplier. Therefore, we overclocked the locked Intel CPU by increasing Primary Plane Current Limit, Short Duration Power Limit, and Long Duration Power Limit to the point where we could reach about 100W TDPc at maximum load (Small FFTs).

So, we stressed the Intel Core i5-10500 CPU with Prime95 Small FFTs to the point that Base Frequency Boost achieved about 100 Watts TDP and now noted the temperature at low, medium and maximum RPM.

We measure the fan volume with a sound pressure level meter in dB from a distance of 100cm. In addition, we determine the respective speed.

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo V2 test results …

In the following Cooler Master Freezer diagram, you can see from top to bottom the results of the Intel Core i5-10500 CPU at idle with 100% speed, i.e. approx. 1851 rpm, below that with 60% at approx. 1252 rpm and finally with 20% speed at approx. 646 rpm. After that, these three speed ranges follow again with identical volume in Prime95 Small FFT’s full load.

The results show that the processor’s package temperature does not exceed 90°C even in extreme cases with a fan speed of 20%, whereas Intel would only throttle the CPU from about 100°C to protect it (thermal throttling). The Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo V2 easily manages the 65W TDP (Thermal Design Power) and even the 100W TDPc via Base Frequency Boost with medium to maximum speed. The noise level remains well below 40 dB and is thus completely within the green zone.

We have explained the differences in CPU temperature measurement and how to overclock in detail in the Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and Intel Core i9 overclocking guide.

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo V2 Result and general impression …