Page 3 - Test Results
Our test configuration is as follows:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS
RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB Pro DDR4-3600 4x8GB
Graphics: MSI GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER VENTUS 8GB OC
Chassis: Cooler Master MasterBox TD500 Mesh V2
Power: FSP Hydro PTM+ 850W
Storage: Patriot Viper VPN100 512GB
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro x64
All tests were run on my custom-built computer to best reflect real-life performance. The computer remained in the same place and room for all tests. The ambient temperature of the room was roughly 18 degrees Celsius. The thermal paste applied to each cooler was stock respective to their manufacturers to rate its performance. Sufficient time between testing was ensured for the paste to settle. The fans on all heatsinks were connected to the same motherboard's 4-pin connector. The test computer was turned on and idled for at least one hour for the idling tests. High CPU load results were obtained using the Prime95 in-place large FFTs test with sixteen worker threads for a minimum of 30 minutes and recorded when the temperature was deemed stable.
The Cooler Master Hyper 622 Halo White was tested using the stock fans sent from the factory in a non-standard push/pull configuration. I opted to use a push/pull configuration given my limitations due to RAM and case interference. As mentioned previously, I could not reverse the fans as it would impede the direction of airflow. This may have minor effects on the performance.
The performance was compared with the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Halo, SilverStone IceGem 280, and VIDA 240 SLIM. The purpose of this comparison is to find the relative performance between products, but do keep in mind there are different types and performance classes of coolers here. The temperature results for each cooler were measured with Core Temp, which records the CPU’s integrated thermal sensor for maximum accuracy. Each temperature result was calculated by taking the maximum value of the cores inside of the CPU.
In the idle test, the Cooler Master Hyper 622 Halo White in the single fan configuration came in behind the IceGem 280 and matched the Hyper 212 Halo White and VIDA 240 SLIM. With two fans, the Hyper 622 Halo White was on par with the IceGem 280, which is impressive given that the IceGem 280 was designed to cool Ryzen Threadripper CPUs. The difference in performance was smaller than anticipated, as the Hyper 622 Halo White is an air cooler, while the IceGem 280 and VIDA 240 SLIM are AIO water coolers. The cooler’s performance was more than satisfactory, but the idle test aside, let us look at the test that really matters.
After enough time of stressing the CPU, I was able to push these four coolers to their limits to see what they could do. After running Prime95 for about 45 minutes, the Cooler Master Hyper 622 Halo White was able to stabilize the CPU's temperature at 71 degrees Celsius with dual fans and 73c with a single fan. The difference in temperature was much larger than the idle test, which was expected. The difference between the Hyper 622 Halo White in dual fan configuration was only 3 degrees Celsius higher than the VIDA 240 SLIM and 2c lower than it with a single fan. The Hyper 622 Halo White performance was admirable in keeping the CPU reasonably cool under heavy workloads. Of course, the gap will widen with hotter CPUs. The performance observed was expected relative to the Hyper 212 Halo White.
Taking noise into consideration, the sound produced from the cooler is very important for many users. In my setup, I was running the cooler in the dual fan configuration with an additional three fans as intake in the chassis. On a scale of 0 to 10, where 0 is absolute silence and 10 is an explosion, I would rate the Cooler Master Hyper 622 Halo White with two fans at 1.0 when idle and 2.5 when under heavy loads, which is slightly lower than the Hyper 212 Halo White. The reasoning behind this is because the usage of two fans allows the cooler to keep the CPU reasonably cool with lower effort. The fan was close to silent when idle. During heavier loads, when the fan was spinning at a higher RPM, the difference in noise was apparent, but was not unbearable. In my day-to-day use, my computer usually never undergoes workloads heavy enough to push these fans to their maximum RPM. The Cooler Master Hyper 622 Halo White delivered respectable cooling performance while remaining mostly silent under menial tasks.
Taking all of this into account, the Cooler Master Hyper 622 Halo White is a respectable cooler, having great cooling performance that produces a minuscule amount of noise under smaller loads and remaining reasonable under heavy loads.
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Hardware, Installation
3. Test Results