We compared the Cooler Master Hyper 612 V2 CPU cooler to a couple of competing models on the market- the Arctic Cooling A30 and the be quiet! Dark Rock 3. It is worth noting that both comparison coolers are brand new, meaning that there is no dust, dirt or damage that could possibly affect the accuracy of our recorded results.
Our charts show actual temperatures of the CPU rather than delta temperatures.
Ambient temperature was maintained at 22°C.
As you can see, the Hyper 612 has no problem keeping temperatures low, beating out both of our comparison units and even the recently reviewed Thermaltake Frio14. However, thermal performance is just half of the battle, lets find out if this cooler can keep noise levels low too…