Cooler Master’s Hyper 101 and Hyper TX3 has been in the market for many years and they’re both very good after market solutions for better processor cooling.
The Hyper 103 looks like an upgrade from the Hyper 101, or more like a cross between the 101 and TX3.
The package contents….
The view from the back, of which I wonder why they made diagonal edges as this reduces the amount of materials used (lower cost) but would also affect the total amount of surface area for heat dissipation.
The bottom, of which the copper heatpipes are in to be in contact with the processor.
More details at the official product page.
I used the encoding test to push the limit of the processor for temperature test, the AMD A10 7850K was clocked to 4.4Ghz.
I tried to run it fanless but it seems that the motherboard throttled it by lowering both clock speed and voltage, even so the temperature was reaching the 80s just 4/5 way through the test process.
Looks like running fanless is out of the question. The system managed to complete the run but the temperature reading drops very slowly. Despite being in an air conditioned environment, the dissipation was slow and it’s still in the mid / low 70s after some 10 minutes since the stress test ended.
While I still have the Hyper 101 and Hyper TX3 with me, they’re aged in condition and would not be a fair comparison.
Rest assured the Hyper 103 continues the tradition of its predecessors, retailing at around RM 70 which is a reasonable figure.