• Cooler Master TPC 812 Review

    As if this were a surprise, Cooler Master has been in the cooling industry for a long time. They offer a variety of CPU coolers, ranging from air cooling to water cooling. They offer lower end, low profile heat sinks and have also seen success in the enthusiast market. Today we have quite a unique product. It is a CPU air cooler from Cooler Master, aimed at enthusiasts who most likely wish to overclock quite a bit. What we have here is the TPC 812, an innovative CPU cooler that combines six heat pipes with two vertical vapor chambers.

    The TPC 812 is the first CPU heat sink to utilize vertical vapor chamber technology and combine it with typical heat pipe technology. Each vapor chamber has a dissipation rating of 130W, leaving the total dissipation capacity over 300W. For more information on vapor chambers, see here. This means TPC 812 should be ready to take on serious heat from overclocking and benchmarking. They even claimed it beats some AIO water coolers. I can't wait to see how it performs.

    Comments 2 Comments
    1. strudinox's Avatar
      strudinox -
      Man, I thought for sure that it would beat the Megahalems. I guess to me that it seems like it would be a great Idea, maybe just not implemented as well.

      I wonder if they cut back on the heat pipes to expose the vapor chamber a little better if that would work better. Who knows... Awesome review though.
    1. Jester's Avatar
      Jester -
      The vapor chambers just sit on top of the heat pipes. My guess is they get no real heat to transfer from this position.