Cooler Master’s MasterAir MA620M CPU cooler – A Mini Wraith Ripper?
Introduction – A Wraith Ripper for the massesÂ Â
Cooler Master are experts in the heatsink market. It’s their thing, it’s the core of their brand, and it remains a crucial part of their company today. Despite their expansion into cases and a myriad of PC accessories, Cooler Master’s core is about Cooling.Â
Inside their extensive product catalogue, Cooler Master has iconic heatsink designs like the Hyper 212, and more recent AMD Wraith Ripper. Amongst Threadripper users, Cooler Master’s Wraith Ripper proved to be incredibly popular. The cooler offered enough performance to handle AMD’s high core count products, looking stunning while doing so with the heatsink’s RGB lighting. When considering what’s next, Cooler Master wondered how the success of their Wraith Ripper design could be transferred to other CPU product families, and that’s where the MasterAir MA620M comes in.Â
So what is the Cooler Master MasterAir MA620M? Basically it’s the Wraith Ripper for normal people. Both AMD and Intel CPU users who use more mainstream CPU sockets. AM4, AM3 and even AM2 sockets are supported on the AMD side, and with Intel LGA 1366, 1156, 1155, 1150, 1151, 2011, 2011-v3 and 2066 are all supported. Basically, everything except TR4 is supported; but the Wraith Ripper already covers that.Â
Â Â The design concept behind the MA620M was inspired by our AMD collaboration and taking all the positive and negative user feedback to create another Air Cooling performance machine. Keeping a similar low-key addressable RGB lighting profile to the exterior and the black coating for enhanced thermal performance.Â
The dual tower cooler now houses 6 heat pipes which decreases the overall size of the cooler to eliminate potential large component clearance issues as well as an elevated tower for RAM clearance of up to 67 mm.Â Another great feature is the exclusive all-in-one locking mechanism that for a better installation experience.Â
The basics of the Wraith Ripper are as follows. The heatsink ship with a dual-tower design and is cooled by a single 120mm fan that lies in the heatsink’s center. The cooler ships with six integrated heatpipes, which all connect to the MA620M’s blackened aluminium fin stacks, offering what Cooler Master believes to be CLC-like cooling performance.Â
When compared to the Wraith Ripper, the MA620M is more compact, offering better RAM clearance and an offset design which prevents the cooler for interfering with PCIe devices. The cooler also ships with a simple all-in-one mounting solution, which allows the cooler to be mounted with minimal effort.
Within the cooler sits an ARGB lighting setup, which can be controlled using a wired ARGB controller. This ARGB cooling solution has also been certified to work with all major motherboard manufacturers, which is great news for all those RGB fans out there.Â
The MasterAir MA620M sits at the top of Cooler Master’s range of air-cooled heatsinks, sitting above the MA620P and below the TR$-exclusive Wraith Ripper. Alongside the Wraith Ripper, this is the only Cooler Master air-cooler to ship with a 5-year warranty and ARGBc capabilities.Â
Yes, heatsinks don’t tend to fail with five years. We’re pretty sure that there are still a few original Hyper 212 coolers receiving frequent use today. Even so, this extended warranty is a great selling point, especially if your ARGB lights decide to fail a few years down the line.Â Â