Today we have the opportunity to take a look at Cooler Master’s latest CPU Cooler, the Vortex Plus. It features a low profile design, 84mm, which is perfect for HTPC and LAN box cases. This small CPU cooler supports all of the latest and greatest CPUs, but how well will it perform? Read on further to find out.
– Compact profile design for HTPC chassis and LAN box chassis. (84mm height)
– Universal mounting for Intel LGA 1366/1156/775 and AMD AM3/AM2/940/939/754 sockets
– 4 x Direct Contact heatpipes for seamless contact between CPU surface and cooler
– Extra silent PWM fan with wide speed range and unique blade design for excellent airflow
|CPU Socket||Intel LGA 1366 / 1156 / 775
AMD AM3 / AM2 / 940 / 939 / 754
|CPU Support||Intel Core i7 Extreme/ Core i7 / Core i5 / Core i3/ Core 2 Extreme / Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Duo / Pentium / Celeron
AMD Phenom II X4 / Phenom II X3 / Phenom II X2 / Phenom X4 / Phenom X3 / Athlon II X4 / Athlon II X3 / Athlon II X2 / Athlon X2 / Athlon / Sempron
|Dimension||116 x 100 x 84 mm (4.6 x 3.9 x 3.3 inch)|
|Heatsink Dimensions||116 x 100 x 58.5 mm (4.6 x 3.9 x 2.3 inch)|
|Heatsink Material||Aluminum fins / 4 heatpipes|
|Heatpipes Dimensions||Ø 6mm|
|Fan Dimension||92 x 92 x 25 mm (3.6 x 3.6 x 1 inch)|
|Fan Speed||800 – 2800 RPM|
|Fan Airflow||15.7 – 54.8 CFM|
|Fan Air Pressure||0.35 – 4.27 mmH2O|
|Fan Life Expectancy||40,000 hours|
|Bearing Type||Long life sleeve bearing|
|Noise Level||17 – 35 dBA|
|Current (Ampere)||0.26A Max.|
|Power consumption||3.12W Max.|
The Cooler Master Vortex Plus comes packaged in a very small box. The color scheme on the box follows the typical Cooler Master product: purple and white. The front of the box shows a side view of the cooler along with some graphics of the newer processors that it supports. The rear of the box covers the features, dimensions, and parts of the CPU cooler.
The parts inside the box are well protected by pieces of soft black foam. The parts inside of the box include a 92mm fan, heatsink, hardware bag, and user’s manual.