Cooler Master announces market availability of its GeminII S524 Ver. 2, a new top-flow HSF with five direct-touch copper heatpipes and a large aluminium fin array cooled by a 120mm Silencio PWM fan that provides up to 65CFM of airflow at a noise level of 22dBA.
The heatsink measures 136mm x 124mm x 77mm (L x W x H) and weighs 392g. Cooler Master didn't share a suggested retail price but the GeminII S524 v2 can be found online for around $65.
The Cooler Master GeminII S524 Ver. 2 uses a top down cooling method to provide ample airflow to both the CPU and the surrounding motherboard IC chips. The GeminII S524 Ver. 2 also has the added benefit of having enough vertical clearance to support high profile performance memory DIMMs, allowing additional cooling to them as well.
At only 105mm/4.2” tall with a standard 25mm thick fan, the cooler will fit in the majority of desktop cases and even many smaller cases. You can learn more about the benefits of top down coolers at Cooler Master University.
Accelerated Cooling System
The GeminII S524 Ver. 2 improves on its original design with better performance and utility by adding a copper base to the patented Continuous Direct Contact (CDC) heat pipes. This provides improved surface to surface thermal transfer and exhibits an average 7% temperature decrease.
The GeminII S524 Ver. 2 is designed for most modern system builds and is compatible with both 120mm and 140mm fans. Cooler Master is including its brand new 120mm Silencio FP PWM fan (also found in the Silencio 652S chassis and Nepton 120XL/240M liquid coolers) providing high airflow with sound dampening benefits.
To better utilize this airflow, the GeminII S524 Ver. 2 includes Air-Guides and X-Vent Designs to more effectively dissipate heat. The Air-Guide channels air to spread evenly across the fins. The X-Vents help create low-pressure channels that pulls the cold air completely around the heatpipes in a circular motion for accelerated dissipation.