Thermalright HR-22 CPU Heatsink Pictured

New pictures of the upcoming HR-22 CPU cooler have hit the web. Thermalright’s new flagship heatsink is meant to be the successor of their already big HR-02 and is said to bring improvements in the cooling and compatibility departments, notably for use with tall memory modules.

Thermalright HR-22 - Image courtesy
Thermalright HR-22 – Image courtesy

While the official specifications haven’t been released yet, the leaked pictures point to the behemoth featuring eight 6mm heatpipes bent in a U-shape configuration and metal clips to hold a single 140mm fan. As is the tradition at Thermalright, the HR-22 is expected to contact the CPU with a nickel plated copper base and dissipate the heat by means of an aluminum fin stack. The sheer size of this unit will surely make it suitable for fanless operation on lower TDP processors; at the same time it seems ready for mounting a second set of clips for adding another 140mm fan for maximum dissipation on higher TDP CPUs.

The company did not mention any availability dates nor did it name a price. Considering the flagship status of this cooler, it is expected to be in the top of the price range, flirting with top notch AIO liquid coolers. What remains to be seen is if it can also compete in terms of performance.

Source: PC Perspective


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Avatar of Bobnova

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That is an epic heatsink.

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Good lord it's big.

That thing makes my Ultra 120 Extreme look tiny by comparison.

Even makes my Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme look small.

I would venture to guess it needs a fan with a fairly high rpm to get enough airflow through the heatsink. I wonder if it will fit a 120mm or 140mm fan.

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Avatar of Conumdrum


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LOL Holy cripola

That thing is huge. Will it get in the way of my PSU?

If it works it works.

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Wow! This looks twice the size of the TRUE 120! If my Swiftech H220 craps out again I might just have to go with this. It probably cools the cpu just as well.

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I stil have my TRUE 120 in my HTPC cooling my Q6600. I switched to Noctua though in my recent build due to Thermalright products not being available in Canada anymore. Just a few online retailers with old stock they haven't gotten rid of yet, no one seems to have new Thermalright products here.

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I wonder if it will fit a 120mm or 140mm fan.

It says it will fit a 140mm fan, but you can see little holes on the other side to mount another wire clip for attaching a second fan. It looks like it will fit 2 x 140mm fans in total.

That thing is huge. Will it get in the way of my PSU?

Here are some pictures of the beast installed in a case, showed off at Computex:

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This beast should be better than most all in one water solutions i think, metal carry heat 100 times faster than water and there is enough fins to beat allot of rads out there, waiting for a review guys :popcorn:

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I don't think it's big enough. Needs MOAR!

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Gurl, look at those heatpipes

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I don't think it's big enough. Needs MOAR!

Okay... One of Thermalright's heatsink cases...


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