From the front you can see that the 92mm fan is a little larger than the cooling fins. The fan has nine blades so it is able to push more air at a slower rotational speed than fans with fewer blades.
From the side we see that the TX2 uses a plastic shroud around the cooling fins that acts as a reflective surface for the air passing through the fin area. On the back side it reflects around 30 percent of the air down toward the motherboard's VRM area.
Here is a better image of the deflector.
Looking at the fan from the side we see that Cooler Master has slits cut into the shroud. This reduces the acoustic level by reducing the pressure around the fan blades.
On the top of the cooler we see the fan shroud attached to the heatsink. With the plastic on the sides it keeps the air passing over the fins and does not allow it to escape them prematurely.
From the factory the TX2 has an Intel style 4-pin push down bracket installed. These can easily be removed and the cooler easily converted to use a standard AMD bracket. By using this style of attachment the heatsink can be installed without removing the motherboard.
The TX2 comes with thermal material applied to the cooler. Most of us would remove this and install a premium thermal paste though.
With the paste gone we can see that Cooler Master did not plate or polish the CPU contact area. You can feel the machine marks with your finger so using a premium paste is a pretty good idea.
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