Cooler Master GeminII S524 VER.2: Performance Test 1
Our first CPU Cooler Performance Test takes use of the included TIM and fans included with each CPU cooler. The Cooler Master Gemini II includes only one fan for a push setup and a small bag of Scythe branded TIM which can be reused for one installation. The purpose of this test is NOT to prove which cooler is better, but rather to give our readers an expectation of what to expect from each cooler using the stock fans and TIM.
Cooler Master Silencio FP 120 mm PWM Fan Specifications
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|Dimensions (LxWxH)||120(L) x 120(W) x 25(H) mm|
|Speed||800-1,400 RPM ± 10%|
|Airflow||16.4-44 CFM ± 10%|
|Air Pressure||0.47-1.69 mmH2O ± 10%|
|Life Expectancy||160,000 hrs|
|Noise Level (dBA)||6.5-14 dBA|
|Bearing Type||Loop Dymanic Bearing (LDB)|
|Rated Voltage||12 VDC|
|Rated Current||0.03 A|
|Power Consumption||0.36 W|
Test 1 Results
The Cooler Master Silencio 120 mm fans have a measured RPM rating from 800 to 1400, although our sample ran until 1960 rpm while being limited to the Asus AI suite of our gryphon Z87 motherboard to a minimum of 1100 rpm.The Cooler Master GeminII S524 Ver. 2 passes our performance test with flying colors, averaging 54.7 degrees Celsius under load from our Aida 64 run, which is fairly comparable to any load coming from a CPU intensive game.
Raising the CPU core of our I5 4670k to 4.2 GHz requires increasing the core voltage to 1.175 V. In our overclocked test the CM GeminII S524 Ver. 2 still keeps our I5 4670k under control averaging 63.9 degrees Celsius, which is a great score in our test 1. What is even more surprising is how much better the CM Gemini S524 Ver. 2 is when compared to the old Hyper 212 Evo which shows Cooler Master’s efforts over the years.