Review: Cooler Master MA824 Stealth


Intel CPU temperatures

65W processor:

We’ll start with the 65W profile, a fairly low power consumption, especially when you consider the base consumption of this 13600K. We’re here to simulate the power consumption of small processors with few cores or low power consumption. In theory, everyone should do well!

Well, on the 13600K, we’re off to a flying start, with the MA824 Stealth in the lead. As you can see, 65W of power consumption is clearly too little for this heatsink, whose 12V and 8V temperatures are similar: 44°C. Unfortunately with Intel, the CPU temperature sensor is not very accurate, so it’s a safe bet that the difference between the two regimes is a few tenths of a degree.

Otherwise, with 47°C at 5V, it’s quite simply the coolest heatsink in the comparison!

95W processor:

Here, we’re taking our readings on a Core i5 13600K, which consumes 95W of power. For this, both P-Core and E-Core run at 3.5 GHz, while the VCore is set at 1.210V!

At 95W, the gap between Cooler Master and Noctua heatsinks is very wide, so much so that the AK620 Digital is its new rival. The Chinese heatsink is equally at home on this processor.

Under these conditions, the MA824 Stealth achieves a temperature difference of 3°C at full power. This is reduced to 2°C at 8V and 5V. In any case, our processor is kept below the symbolic 60°C mark in these conditions!

130W processor:

Finally, we conclude our series of readings with our Core i5 13600K, which consumes 130W. To achieve this, we pushed the frequencies a little further, as well as the VCore, which now rises to 1.270V!

With more pronounced heat dissipation, there’s a serious discrepancy with the other 12V and 8V heatsinks. This time, the difference between the MA824 Stealth and the AK620 Digital now reaches 4°C! Nevertheless, there’s a slight setback at low revs, where temperatures seriously rise: the gap with DeepCool narrows.


Contrary to the readings on our AMD CPU , the MA824 Stealth no longer simply competes with Noctua’s NH-U12A. No, it’s actually ahead of the pack, and even allows itself to dominate the AK620 Digital, another dual tower that’s very much at home on the Core i5 13600K. We feel that this solution is much more at home on processors with a monolithic die than those in MCM , such as the Ryzen 9 7900X.