Cooler Master has unveiled a new CPU cooler targeting compact desktop cases.
Today there are several coolers on the market that stand on the CPU and look like the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo shown below. Although coolers of this design are very popular and can provide excellent cooling for large desktop computers, they are often large and may have trouble fitting inside of smaller cases.
The Cooler Master Geminll S524 Ver. 2 is a much smaller option that measures 144 x 141 x 105 mm (L x W x H), allowing it to easily fit inside of most micro-ATX computer cases while maintaining relatively high cooling performance.
Many coolers with a similar design have been made by numerous companies (including Cooler Master) in the past, but this one has an extra trick up its sleeve: It doesn't occlude the memory slots, and in fact, it actively cools the RAM sticks.
In addition to having difficulties fitting inside of cases, larger CPU coolers also have a tendency to block part of the RAM slots on motherboards. To overcome this problem, Cooler Master extended the cooler so that it hangs above the RAM sticks themselves. The fan on the cooler, which blows down, then works to actively cool the RAM in addition to the CPU. The cooler might also help cool VRMs as a result of the increased airflow blowing down on the motherboard.
Compared to the original Geminll S524, the Geminll S524 Ver. 2 is identical in every way with the exception of the heat pipes. Both coolers use five heat pipes, but the Ver. 2 cooler switched to copper heat pipes and a copper base instead of the electroplated copper base used on the original. Cooler Master said that this change will result in an average 7 percent decrease in temperature.