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Design and Functionality

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus and Cogage TRUE Spirit heatsinks are packed separately, without the fans that is why I decided to both fans off the Cooler Master Hyper N620, too. So, we are going to compare the heatsinks first:



The actual heatsink dimensions are: Hyper 212 Plus – 116x51x112 mm; Hyper N620 – 141x51x108 mm; TRUE Spirit – 132x53x103 mm. I am sure that the last heatsink reminded you of the Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme. It is practically the case, because TRUE Spirit is almost an exact copy of the Thermalright Ultra-120 heatsink, but without nickel-plating and with slightly thicker heatsink plates.

The aluminum plates of all heatsinks are of the same thickness and measure 0.45-0.50 mm with a 2.0 mm gap between them. However, each heatsink has its own number of plates in the array: 57, 62 and 48 respectively:


The sides of Hyper 212 Plus cooler are not covered in any way. The side of Hyper N620 heatsink is partially covered, while the TRUE Spirit heatsink has the central part of the plates linked together:

Hyper 212 Plus and TRUE Spirit have four copper heatpipes each, 6 mm in diameter, while Hyper N620 has six of them, although you may think there are only five if you look at the cooler from the top:


In reality there are six heatpipes, however, two of them only pierce the heatsink array on one side that is why you get the impression that there are five of them instead of six.

Another peculiarity typical of all three coolers discussed today is the nonlinear positioning of the heatpipes in the heatsink array, which allows to distribute the heat over the aluminum plates more evenly:


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