Page 1 of 5Introduction
Our last look at Cooler Master's enthusiast cooler left us a bit disappointed. The Ultra Vortex cooling design was similar to the design of the Zalman CNPS series, but was not nearly as easy to install. Yet the Ultra Vortex provided good performance, but not enough to justify the poor installation method. Thermalright's introduction of the Light-N-Easy series of heatsinks only provided more competition. These factors wiped away all possible considerations for using the Ultra Vortex. Lucky for us, Cooler Master jumped on heatpipe technology once again and created the new Hyper 48. Unlike the Hyper6 that utilizes 6 heatpipes, the Hyper 48 uses 4 heatpipes to distribute heat across the copper fins. Hopefully, the Hyper 48 doesn't come with installation problems too.