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At our i7-930 attempt bed’s inventory velocity of two. 8GHz, it used to be tough to inform the variation among the 2 coolers: The Evo ran simply over a level Celsius warmer than the Plus at idle, and just below a level hotter at one hundred pc CPU burn. either coolers a long way BENCHMARKS Cooler grasp Hyper 212 Evo Cooler grasp Hyper 212 Plus Prolimatech Armageddon inventory Intel Cooler Ambient (C) 25 25 25. three 24. 6 2. 8GHz idle (C) 38. seventy five 37. five 36. 25 forty two. five 2. 8GHz a hundred% burn (C) fifty seven fifty six. 25 fifty one. 25 seventy one. five three. 9GHz idle (C) forty five forty six. 25 forty two. five fifty five. 25 three. 9GHz a hundred% burn (C) eighty four. 25 ninety three. 25 seventy three WNR top rankings are bolded. Ambient represents ambient air temperature within the Lab at time of checking out. All coolers confirmed with a middle i7-930 at either inventory 2. 8GHz and overclocked to three. 9GHz on an Asus P6X58D top class motherboard in a Corsair 800D chassis with inventory enthusiasts, 6GB DDR3 RAM, and Radeon HD 5850 GPU. Clock frequencies measured with TMonitor; temps with HWMonitor. tension assessments played with Intel’s inner checking out application working at 70 percentage load. outperformed our inventory cooler, through 4-5 C at idle and by way of a whopping 14 C at complete burn. We didn’t discover a significant distinction until eventually we cranked up the try mattress to our overclocking-challenge pace of three. 9GHz. At complete burn, the Evo saved our CPU totally nine C cooler than its predecessor may possibly deal with. Neither half got here on the subject of besting our air-cooling champion, Prolimatech’s Armageddon, with this tension try out, although; and the inventory Intel cooler lasted simply 20 seconds earlier than the CPU started to throttle itself. If you’re already utilizing a Hyper 212 Plus, we don’t see a cause to change to the Evo except you’d wish to crank your clock speeds a bit better. If you’re construction a brand new rig, or trying to improve from a inventory cooler, however, the Evo is a invaluable successor to the 212 Plus. 5 funds for a cooler that may continue an overclocked proc nine C cooler? We’ll take it. lets want for a neater mounting bracket, yet in truth, the Hyper 212 Evo is a damn-good deal at $35. —NATHAN EDWARDS nine Cooler grasp Hyper 212 Evo EVO approximately similar to the Plus; very good worth for the money; greater functionality on overclocked chips PLUS approximately just like the Plus; mounting bracket is growing old. $35, www. coolermaster. com maximumpc. com JAN 2012 MAXIMUMPC seventy seven in the lab Gigabyte GTX 580 large Overclock Will 3 fanatics permit Gigabyte to catch the single-GPU functionality crown? Gigabyte’s GTX 580 large Overclock calls for simply enlargement slots and one 8-pin PCIe strength connection. seventy eight MAXIMUMPC JAN 2012 maximumpc. com WE came upon THE Asus Matrix GTX 580 Platinum that we reviewed within the November 2011 factor to be lovely badass: It’s an outstanding, factory-overclocked card that’s impressively effortless to push even more durable. yet it’s additionally 3 slots extensive and calls for 8-pin PCIe strength connectors. Gigabyte’s GTX 580 great Overclock (model GV-N580SO-15L) takes Nvidia’s GPU even extra, pumping the center from a inventory 772MHz the entire technique to 855MHz, and the card’s 1. 5GB of GDDR5 reminiscence from a inventory 1,002MHz to 1,025MHz (the Matrix GTX 580 comes out of the field with its GPU working at 816MHz and its reminiscence at 1,002MHz).