Cooler Master Vortex Plus CPU Cooler Review

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)
Weight 445g (1lbs)
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
Connector 4-pin
Fan Control PWM
Voltage 12 VDC
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.

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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.

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