Quiet Cooling Domination: Cooler Master Hyper 622 Halo Review, tested with AMD Ryzen 7 7700X


  • Supreme Cooling Capacity
  • Excellent noise normalized performance
  • Low noise levels


  • None!

About Cooler Master

Cooler Master is well known amongst PC enthusiasts for their cooling products. The Hyper 212 Evo is amongst the most well known budget air coolers to ever be released, and the company’s giant HAF cases are popular amongst those who prefer lots of space and airflow.

Today we’ll be looking at Cooler Master’s latest air cooler, the Hyper 622 Halo White. It features a twin tower heatsink and is paired with Cooler Master’s newest HALO series fans. Does the Hyper 622 Halo deliver the sort of cooling performance to earn my recommendation? Read on to find out!


Over the past few months I have explored the impact of different levels of cooling with AMD’s Ryzen 7 7700X CPU. When I tested EKWB’s AIO Elite 280, it surprised me by able to keeping the CPU under TJmax in intensive workloads – I had been under the impression that it was “impossible” to keep Ryzen 7000 CPUs under TJMax in intense workloads. On the opposite end, I tested BeQuiet’s Pure Rock LP SFF cooler – which was only able to cool 66W.

In the past I’ve mentioned how my past testing of coolers had focused on Intel CPUs because they were the most challenging to cool and also consumed the most power. When Alder Lake was released, I noticed that the thermal difficulty of cooling the 12900K was more difficult compared to prior generation products – only a few coolers were able to keep it under TJMax.

Intel’s i9-13900K and AMD’s Ryzen 7 7700X CPUs can be even more difficult to cool in heat intensive workloads – and this trend is likely to continue with future generations of CPUs. As CPUs continue to shrink in size, thermal density rises, increasing the difficulty of cooling. Indeed, it is no longer worrying to run a desktop CPU at it’s peak temperature – it is to be expected in intense workloads without power restrictions or undervolting.

I have been interested to see how different levels of cooling performance effect both AMD and Intel platforms for some time. Thanks to our partner ASRock this is now possible – they sent a sample of their B650E Taichi for testing purposes. I will be taking a closer look at this motherboard in the future – but in the meantime check out reviews of this pristine motherboard on Funkykit & Tom’s Hardware.

Introducing Cooler Master’s Hyper 622 Halo, a dual tower air cooler

Packaging and included contents

The Hyper 622 Halo arrives in a medium sized box. The inner packaging is quite unique, sporting a custom plastic body protecting the cooler which unfolds to unveil the product, with the accessories in plastic bags at the top.

Included with the package are

  • Dual Tower Radiator
  • 2x 120mm fans
  • Mounting for modern Intel & AMD platforms
  • PWM Fan Splitter
  • ARGB splitter
  • Tube of Cryofuse Thermal Paste
  • Manual

AM4 & AM5 Cooler Installation

The installation of Cooler Master’s Hyper 622 Halo is extremely simple for AM4 & AM5 motherboards. To begin, you’ll need to remove the default retention socket and attach standoffs.

Afterwards, attach the mounting bars to the standoffs and secure them with the included screws.

After applying the thermal paste, remove the middle fan. Then place the heatsink on top of the mounting bars and secure them with a screwdriver.

Finally, re-attach the middle fan and connect the PWM & ARGB connections to your motherboard or fan hub.

Features of Cooler Master’s Hyper 622 Halo

RAM Clearance45mm
ColdplateNickel-plated Copper
Heatpipes6 Heatpipes
Dimensions125 x 137 x 157 mm
Compatible SocketIntel Socket LGA LGA1700, LGA1200, LGA1151, LGA1150, LGA1155, LGA1156
Net Weight1.26kg
Warranty2 years

Dual Tower Heatsink with recessed edges for maximum RAM compatibility

Cooler Master’s Hyper 622 Halo features a dual tower finstack for maximum cooling performance. The bottom portion of the finstack on Cooler Master’s Hyper 622 Halo is recessed in order to maintain maximum compatibility with RAM DIMMs.

Nickel Plated Copper base with 6x 6mm heatpipes

2x 120mm HALO fans

There’s more to a cooler than just it’s heat sink, the fans paired with a cooler have a huge impact both total cooling potential and noise levels. The Hyper 622 Halo includes two of Cooler Master’s newly released HALO series fans.

Cooler Master advertises the following with these fans:

  • Silent Cooling Technology
    • The new HALO series fans incorporate a mixture of noise reduction technology and sound absorbing material for a silent cooling solution.
  • Hybrid Fan Blade Design
    • Air Balance Fan Blade Combined with Wave Shape Blades, Inspired by Jet Engine and Helicopter Blade Gives Your System Static Air Pressure Without Compromising Airflow
  • Dual Loop Addressable Gen 2 RGB Lighting
    • Individually controlled Addressable Gen 2 RGB LED’s with dual loop design to ensure the most vibrant display of color.
Size120 x 120 x 25 mm
Speed650 ~ 2050 RPM ± 10%
AirflowUp to 88.14 m³/h (51.88 CFM)
Static PressureUp to 2.89 mmH₂O
Rated Noise LevelUp to 27 dB(A)
BearingRifle Bearing

Full tube of Cryofuse Thermal Paste

Most cooling manufacturers include the bare minimum amount of thermal paste, some only come with pre-applied thermal paste only good for a single installation. Cooler Master, however, includes a medium size tube of it’s premium CryoFuse thermal paste!

Test Platform Configuration

Test Configuration
CPUAMD Ryzen 7 7700X
MotherboardASRock B650E Taichi (sampled by ASRock)
Computer CaseDeepCool CK560WH (sampled by DeepCool)
PSUDeepCool PQ1000M (sampled by DeepCool)
Storage1TB Kingston Fury Renegade
GPUIntel ARC A770 LE (sampled by Intel)
RAM32GB (16gb x2) Crucial DDR5-4800 (Sampled by Micron)
Coolers Tested (click links for previous reviews)BeQuiet! Pure Rock LP
BeQuiet! Shadow Rock 3
Cooler Master Hyper 622 Halo
Cougar Forza 135
DeepCool AG500
DeepCool LT720 WH
EK AIO Elite 280 D-RGB
Fractal Celsius+ S28
Iceberg Thermal IceSLEET G4 Silent
Iceberg Thermal IceSLEET X7 Dual
Scythe Kotetsu Mark Three
Silverstone Hydrogon D120W ARGB
Thermalright Peerless Assassin SE 120 ARGB

For thermal results, I’ve tested the CPU in three configurations

  • At the default power limits
  • With a 95W PPT enforced
  • With a 75W PPT enforced.

Noise Normalized Results

Performance only scales by a limited amount with improved cooling capacity with Ryzen 7000. This also means that there is less of a benefit to running fans at higher performance levels. As such, it can be useful to see how coolers compared when noise normalized for quiet operation.

In this noise normalized scenario for silent performance, Cooler Master’s performance here is excellent! The Hyper 622 Halo provides the best performance of any air cooler I’ve tested thus far in this scenario, making it ideal for those who prefer quiet, silent cooling.

Default Power Limits

At the default power limits, the most intensive loads can be difficult to cool and result in the CPU running at TJMax. As such, we’ll be looking at two metrics in this situation where the CPU temperatures reach TJMax: Noise levels and watts cooled.

Cooler Master’s Hyper 622 Halo again delivers with chart topping performance in this scenario, providing the best results of any air cooler we’ve tested thus far. If that wasn’t impressive enough, the Hyper 622 Halo achieved this level of performance with a noise level of only 42.7 dBA.

This is an impressively quiet result, most coolers I’ve tested run louder in this scenario.

Some of y’all might notice that the graph starts at 35 instead of zero – this is because my sound meter cannot measure noise levels lower than 35 dBA. Since that is the noise floor of this meter’s recording capabilities, 35 dBA is the “zero” for our testing purposes. For those concerned that this might distort results – there’s no worry. If anything, the graphs above will minimize the differences in noise levels because dBA measurements are logarithmic.

For a more detailed explanation of how decibel levels correspond to perceived noise levels, please check out the video below from BeQuiet! which makes it easy to visualize and understand the true impact of of increasing dBA levels.


Imposing even a minor power consumption limit on AMD’s Ryzen 7700X reduces cooling difficulty dramatically resulting in the ability to easily to cool the CPU under TJMax (95c), as such in these situations the total noise levels are more important. It’s also important to test in these TDP restricted situations, because most “real life” workloads will not push the CPU to it’s limits.

The results above show that most air coolers will perform similarly, but there will be a 6C+ delta between low end and higher end air coolers. Just like our two previous testing scenarios, the Hyper 622 delivers the best performance of any air cooler I’ve tested in this scenario. It achieves this impressive performance with only a minor amount of noise generated. At 39.6 dBA, this is our third quietest result.


Lowering the PPT to 75W further reduces the cooling difficulty, bringing CPU temperatures down to 43C over a 23C ambient temperature. While this isn’t the chart topping performance we saw in the earlier thermal results, at 75W CPU temperatures aren’t really much of a concern.

What’s more important in this test are the noise levels, and at 35.4 dBA the Hyper 622 Halo provides the quietest noise levels I have recorded thus far. Cooler Master’s new air cooler does very well in noise limited scenarios, this will do well for those who prefer silent operation.


It’s not very often that I am impressed by an air cooler, but Cooler Master’s Hyper 622 Halo provides top tier cooling performance while offering whisper quiet noise levels. It’s the perfect cooler for those looking for silent cooling operation.

I don’t say this lightly – this is the best air cooler I’ve ever tested with Ryzen 7700X, and might just be the best air cooler I’ve ever tested period. I’m giving Cooler Master the Gold Award for it’s strong cooling performance while maintaining whisper quiet noise levels! For more information about the Hyper 622 Halo, please visit the product page on Cooler Master’s website.

Cooler Master Hyper 622 Halo
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