Found the Hyper 212 EVO's Limit

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I'm currently working on a series of cooler reviews that we have in the backlog. I've got a new cooling rig designed with the Thermaltake Core P5 "case" and I'm using the Intel 10980XE as the heat generator for the testing. I figured it would be nice to have some comparison data from a known commodity, so I ordered a fresh Hyper 212 EVO so I could have some good comparison data on hand.

Let's just say this went fairly poorly. Running Cinebench R20 at stock speeds (3.8GHz All-Core) managed to send temps up to 98c and by the second pass thermal throttling kicked in.

I suppose I'll want to rethink the platform for testing aircoolers, however, this chip seems great with the AIOs. I'll just say that that the first AIO on deck makes a claim that it can handle 500W+ loads and the 10980XE delivers just that at 4.7GHz All-Core. 🔥

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I'm currently working on a series of cooler reviews that we have in the backlog. I've got a new cooling rig designed with the Thermaltake Core P5 "case" and I'm using the Intel 10980XE as the heat generator for the testing. I figured it would be nice to have some comparison data from a known commodity, so I ordered a fresh Hyper 212 EVO so I could have some good comparison data on hand.

Let's just say this went fairly poorly. Running Cinebench R20 at stock speeds (3.8GHz All-Core) managed to send temps up to 98c and by the second pass thermal throttling kicked in.

I suppose I'll want to rethink the platform for testing aircoolers, however, this chip seems great with the AIOs. I'll just say that that the first AIO on deck makes a claim that it can handle 500W+ loads and the 10980XE delivers just that at 4.7GHz All-Core. 🔥

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Looking good, cant wait to see this 500W AIO reviewed by the team here!
 

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****!

I never did try the 212 on my 1950x when I had it, I just went ahead and opted to buy a TR4 specific cooler for it, but now I kind of wish I would have just to see what it would have done.
 

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****!

I never did try the 212 on my 1950x when I had it, I just went ahead and opted to buy a TR4 specific cooler for it, but now I kind of wish I would have just to see what it would have done.
The 1950x has far more surface area to cover than the 10980XE - the 212 barely covers the Intel chip, no way it would cover the TR....
 

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Yeah I know, those CPUs are huge, but so are the G34 CPUs and it cooled those without an issue. Granted, the TR uses more power than the G34 chips.
 
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Well, given that the 212 was first introduced in what, 2007?

It probably deserves some sort of award if it's just now hitting a wall on the high end chips.

I've used them in half a dozen builds.
 

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Were the top fins blisteringly hot, or was there so much load the heat pipes quit working?
 

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Were the top fins blisteringly hot, or was there so much load the heat pipes quit working?
I think it simply killed the pipes. Total load was likely around 200w...

If I get bored I may give the push pull a shot, but I'm not optimistic.
 

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I think it simply killed the pipes. Total load was likely around 200w...

If I get bored I may give the push pull a shot, but I'm not optimistic.
I would guess the same - the fins aren’t wide enough that a second fan will make a difference. A higher CFM fan will probably do it though
 

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I would guess the same - the fins aren’t wide enough that a second fan will make a difference. A higher CFM fan will probably do it though
The exhaust air was not at all warmed....
 

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Heat pipes function through having a tiny bit of water inside of them - it's essentially a miniature, Extremely Closed waterloop.
The pipe heats up, the water soaks up the heat, vapourizes - then condenses thanks to being cooled down by the finstack Not-Radiator.
If a heat pipe is oversaturated with heat, the water is converted to vapour - but practically no air cooling can cool down the copper pipe quickly enough for the liquid to re-enter a liquid state.

In such a scenario, you've essentially reduced your fancy heatpipe-heatsink combo into its primordial Big Hunk of Metal state.
Big hunks of metal aren't particularly adept at cooling, as one might notice by any high-performance air cooler relying on heatpipes to do the dirty deeds.

Solving the problem of Oversaturation is what something like this thingamabob seeks to accomplish;
 

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Yeah, thermalsyphons sound cool, I hope they make it to market soon enough to actually be tested... And I hope they are not as dust averse as they look. :ROFLMAO:
 
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