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Thermalright HR22 Plus black passive cooler spotted

by Mark Tyson on 27 February 2019, 11:11

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A new matt black finished passive cooler from Thermalright has been spotted in China. FanlessTech reports that this is a previously unseen variant of the HR22, officially listed here in silver.

Looking through the official specs of the Thermalright HR22 (silver) and comparing them to what is known about the HR22 Plus (black) I can't see any real difference except for in the anodised aluminium finish. However finish/colour can be a consideration in thermal design, depending on the application. Otherwise they look to be the same design, both feature 8x 6mm heatpipes, and weigh in at 1120g (comparison image below).

The HR22 is claimed to be OK for cooling CPUs up to 65W in passive mode. The following key specs are shared by the Thermalright website:

Heatsink Specifications:

  • Dimension: L150mm x W120mm x H159mm
  • Weight: 1120g
  • Heat pipes: 6mm heatpipe*8 units
  • Fin: T = 0.5 mm ; Gap = 2.8 mm
  • Fin Pcs: 35 pcs

Copper Base:

  • C1100 Pure copper nickel plated

Motherboard to Fin:

  • 36 + 8 = 44 mm 46 + 8=54 mm

Optionally, users can install some push-pull fans (120mm) to cool CPUs with TDPs up to 200W.

Motherboard compatibility is said to be as follows:

  • Intel: Socket LGA 1150/1151/1155/1156/1366/2011/2011-3
  • AMD: Socket AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+/FM1/FM2

But Thermalright says that it won't fit on any Mini-ITX designs. Due to its mass, it is probably best for systems where the motherboard is in a horizontal orientation. One last thing that might be a difference between the HR22 and HR22 Plus is that the latter's packaging lists Intel Socket 2066 compatibility, not a spec listed on the silver model product page, but the site might just need a textual update.

We don't have pricing or availability info for the Thermalright HR22 Plus black. It looks like it is available in China right now. Those from other regions that are interested are encouraged to write to sales@thermalright.com and ask about it.

All Thermalright HR22 Plus black images came from ChipHell.com.

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What <admin removed> have they done to it as the original HR-02 could handle 100w in passive mode?
<mod removed>. That's a massive peace of metal)
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What the diddly diddly<edited by Ned Flanders> have they done to it as the original HR-02 could handle 100w in passive mode?

That would seem odd, perhaps the original was over-rated and this is a correction? AIUI the back effect is really about having a rougher surface at the microscopic level so it increases the surface area and should improve heat transfer. I struggle to see how the finish would make things worse.