So today I was looking at my local computer shop at the old Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus and saw they had dropped the price from $28.99 to $21.88.
So I said to myself hmm not bad.
I was looking at the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO and they have it for $34.99.
So I started to ask myself what are the differences. The only difference I can find is that the heatsink pipes on the bottom are simply pushed closer together leaving no caps for air to form and flatter surface. In theory (again this is theory nothing proven) this should provide better heat cooling then the previous model.
Everything made sense to me but still I tried to find benchmarks were someone actually tested the 2 side by side to really see if there was a difference (at stock and overclock).
Alas I couldn't find much.
I personally have tried and own the 212 plus model and its great. I was thinking of getting 212 evo but if it does the same job as the 212 plus I would rather pick that up and save some cash.
Hoping someone can tell if there is a significant difference between the two or if someone has a link to benchmarks where the two heat sinks are actually compared.
Yeah I found that same article while researching. While the article discusses the minor improvements over 212 plus version it doesn't really don't show any benchmarks/tests to prove if the improvements the evo offers work or in fact are better then the 212 plus.
I really wished when they did the benchmark tests that they actually included the hyper 212 plus in it. However they didn't. As you can see the article shows every heatsink except the old 212 plus:
I am hoping someone one can give me a suggestion/idea from personal experience if performance wise its worth spending the money on a 212 evo or is it better to spend that money on old hyper 212 and save some cash.