Cooler Master Hyper TX2 - A Very Cool Bargain
Cooler Master Hyper TX2
Cooler Master is one of the well-established players in the CPU cooler market, and is introducing its follow-up model to the Hyper TX, appropriately named the Hyper TX2. Aside from the name, the two products don't really have much in common; the Hyper TX2 comes with three heatpipes that dissipate their heat through aluminum cooling fins. To cool the components on the motherboard as well, the TX2 sports a plastic hood that directs some of the airflow downwards, onto the board.
Hyper TX2 with a retention clip for AMD sockets
The slanted hood directs airflow at the motherboard components
The cooler is mounted using pushpins. While this is a good choice in principle, their placement is unfavorable. Luckily, the fan and its hood can simply be removed from the cooler, enabling a very quick and simple installation.
Thermal grease applied by the manufacturer
At high fan speeds, the Hyper TX2 offers good cooling performance, with the quad-core CPU reaching a maximum of 67°C. When fan speed is reduced, the CPU got up to 81°C, which is only just barely acceptable. The cooler is almost inaudible when installed in the case.
Cooler Master's Hyper TX2 can be found in stores for around €17. At this price, it is an incredible bargain and receives our recommendation.
Retail package of the Cooler Master Hyper TX 2
|Temperature 12V||67.5 °C||35.5 °C|
|Temperature 5V||81 °C||37.5 °C|
|Noise||41.2 dB(A)||37.5 dB(A)|
|Fan Speed||1820 RPM||1025 RPM|
|Weight||488 grams||Row 5 - Cell 2|
|Intel Socket||775||Row 6 - Cell 2|
|Row 8 - Cell 0||939||940|
The Hyper TX2 on the testbed platform