Raijintek Morpheus GPU Cooler Review

Introduction and Technical Specification

Raijintek Morpheus Review

Introduction

Although only established in 2013 Raijintek have been quick to release products to market.  Today we're going to be taking a look at the Morpheus GPU cooler.  The cognoscenti amongst you will already know that sometimes a GPUs stock cooler just isn't good enough to provide the amount of cooling required to tame the temps of modern Graphics cards, let alone at noise levels that don't leave your ears bleeding.  In looking at the R9 290, and 290X and seen what third party manufacturers such as MSI, Asus and PowerColor are capable off in providing cards with coolers that can unleash some of the headroom in the chip, other wise hobbled by the wheezy AMD reference coolers, we thought it time we looked at what after market coolers were capable of.  Over the next few weeks we will be looking at various options, but first to get the OC3D treatment is the new Morpheus cooler from Raijintek.  As you'll see when you get into the meat of the review it's certainly a big bugger but as we know, large heat sinks don't always translate into low temps.

 

Technical Specification

 Product Name MORPHEUS
 Product Number 0R100006
 Dimension  [WxDxH] 254x98x44 mm
 Weight 515 g [Heat Sink Only]
 Thermal Resistance 0.135 °C/W [With Raijintek 12025 fan*2]
 Heat Sink

 Base Material Mirror copper base

 Fin Material Aluminum Alloy; Solder assembly

 Heat-pipe Φ6mm 12 pcs
 Heat-sink for RAM & VRM

 A type: 9pcs 13.4(W) x 11(H) x 15(D) mm

 B type: 9pcs 13.4(W) x 5(H) x 15(D) mm

 C type: 6pcs 5.9(W) x 11(H) x 20(D) mm

 VRM type 28(W) x 18.5(H) x 94(D) mm

 AMD®

 Hawaii chip: R9 290/290x

 Curacao chip: HD 7850?7870 xt; R9 270/270x

nVIDIA® GTX Series 650, 650Ti, 660, 660Ti, 680, 760, 770, 780, 780Ti

 

Key Features

  • Cooling capacity up to 360 watts TDP

  • 12 pcs copper heat-pipes and 129 pcs fins for efficient heat dissipation

  • 24pcs heat-sink for RAM & 1 big heat-sink for VRM

  • High compatibility with modern & future VGA cards

  • Thermal adhesive to lower RAM and VRM temperature significantly and assure proper bond

  • Compatible with AMD Hawaii chip (R9 290/290x) and Curacao chip (HD 7850, 7870 xt; R9 270/270x)

  • Compatible with nVIDIA GTX Series Chip: 650, 650Ti, 660, 660Ti, 680, 760, 770, 780, 780Ti

  • Supports two 120mm fans (4 fan clips in the box)

  • Whole heat-sink nickel plated

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13-05-2014, 05:38:22

tinytomlogan
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...052246570l.jpg

Can the Morpheus after market GPU cooler from Raijintek offer Lower temps and less noise?


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13-05-2014, 05:44:56

Watsyerproblem
Some very nice temps there, but i must say that thing is massive.

How many slots does that thing occupy? 4.... 5?

That being said it does deliver a cooling experience which is only beaten by a water cooler.

13-05-2014, 05:46:54

tinytomlogan
The fans alone are a slot though really.......

13-05-2014, 05:51:12

barnsley
I guess you could get some low profile fans to lower the overal size. Very impressive temperatures. It shows how much AMD messed up with the stock cooler.

13-05-2014, 05:52:19

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
I guess you could get some low profile fans to lower the overal size. Very impressive temperatures. It shows how much AMD messed up with the stock cooler.
Most people only runa single GPU and maybe at worst a soundcard so there isnt much need. It only rules out dual cards and slim fans wouldnt fix that....

13-05-2014, 05:56:01

barnsley
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Most people only runa single GPU and maybe at worst a soundcard so there isnt much need. It only rules out dual cards and slim fans wouldnt fix that....
It'd give it a less bulky profile though, no? It might look a bit better with thinner fans. Just my feeling on the matter :P. I just like the shape of the cooler and I think the fans kind of distract from the overall lines.

13-05-2014, 05:56:39

SieB
Nice, i've been looking forward to seeing more reviews of the Morpheus.
You can pick reference 290s up for pretty cheap now, even with the extra cost of the Morpheus it can still work out cheaper than a non ref card. If you already have a ref 290 then even better.

The good thing as well is you can fit some Corsair SP or other quieter/high performance fans on it and get even better/quieter performance.

13-05-2014, 06:05:57

Watsyerproblem
Quote:
Originally Posted by SieB View Post
Nice, i've been looking forward to seeing more reviews of the Morpheus.
You can pick reference 290s up for pretty cheap now, even with the extra cost of the Morpheus it can still work out cheaper than a non ref card. If you already have a ref 290 then even better.

The good thing as well is you can fit some Corsair SP or other quieter/high performance fans on it and get even better/quieter performance.
I agree with you on that, now that the mining craze is dying out you can find a lot of cheap R9 series cards now. That being said the miners will have put them through a lot of punishment.

13-05-2014, 06:08:44

SieB
Quote:
Originally Posted by Watsyerproblem View Post
I agree with you on that, now that the mining craze is dying out you can find a lot of cheap R9 series cards now. That being said the miners will have put them through a lot of punishment.
True, personally I wouldn't buy one unless I got the original receipt with it and it was still under warranty.

13-05-2014, 06:17:06

Watsyerproblem
Quote:
Originally Posted by SieB View Post
True, personally I wouldn't buy one unless I got the original receipt with it and it was still under warranty.
That's pretty much what i did before buying my R9 290 Tri-X, don't know if i could trust a reference cooled version under that kind of load for so long.

14-05-2014, 04:09:40

RizeAllard
Its a good coller but i think now days who have the amount of money cards like this they will buy non reference card or buy a waterblock on them. I also prefer watercooling not only the reason of the outlook of it but the temperatures are much lower too. (approx. GPU is 52C the VRM is 43 C and the mems are also around 38C under heavy load)
And the price tag is not so huge compared to this air cooler.

14-05-2014, 05:28:32

Pendragon
Given that I have a pair of hot and loud 7970's I was reading this with great interest right up to the part where we were told it took up 5 slots...

14-05-2014, 07:17:55

PatHeist
Quote:
Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
I just like the shape of the cooler and I think the fans kind of distract from the overall lines.
It sounds like, perhaps, you aren't the main target for this cooler? There should be nothing stopping you from tossing on some Slipstream Slims on there. But thinner fans do bring less static pressure, and worse performance. And most people don't go out and buy a massive aftermarket cooler just so that it can cool a little bit better, while looking way more industrial.

Thick fans were probably the best choice for most of the target audience. But it'd be really cool to see you put some thinner fans on there!

14-05-2014, 07:27:26

Tripp
would like to see how some silverstone ap 121's or noctua NF-F12's performed on this

14-05-2014, 07:29:30

barnsley
Quote:
Originally Posted by PatHeist View Post
It sounds like, perhaps, you aren't the main target for this cooler? There should be nothing stopping you from tossing on some Slipstream Slims on there. But thinner fans do bring less static pressure, and worse performance. And most people don't go out and buy a massive aftermarket cooler just so that it can cool a little bit better, while looking way more industrial.

Thick fans were probably the best choice for most of the target audience. But it'd be really cool to see you put some thinner fans on there!
Thing is that you can get thin fans that do provide very decent static pressure.Admittedly not as good as a normal one but still quite a bit better than the stock cooler would be. I'm not getting one as I run an itx system. No space whatsoever for the 3 slot coolers let alone this beast :P.

14-05-2014, 11:01:59

Master&Puppet
Yea pretty bulky and ugly/industrial but that can be improved with the right fans to a certain extent. Absolutely loving the cooling on it though, faultless to be honest but I'd hope so for that amount of slots!

The "inner-enthusiast" in me is loving having more options to add aftermarket coolers to GPUs though

14-05-2014, 12:27:19

RickPlaysWarr
I could never fit this in my rig. I use a Corsair 250D, and do see ways to get a full loop in the chassis (with a lot of work). This beastly thing would stick out the side and would need a box add on to the side of the chassis.

It seems only practical for a large chassis and for people who only want one video card. To me thats the point of an mITX or mATX setup. One graphics card of the best I can afford. If I want a full size rig, its going to have SLI cards and this thing won't do it.

--Rick--
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