This list covers popular or widely-available CPU coolers and focuses on out of the box cooling performance alone -- it's not a list of recommendations. Quality, aesthetics, acoustics, and ease of installation aren't accounted for but quality and consistency of mounting hardware is reflected in performance. Overclockers.com shows a 12c drop between mounting with low and high pressure using the Fuma: https://www.overclockers.com/scythe-fuma-heatsink-review/ A cooler's performance will vary depending on the system and this list attempts to generalize relative performance with an aggregate of reviews and benchmarks. A low tier cooler isn't necessarily bad nor a high tier cooler necessarily great. You should assess what's most appropriate depending on your needs. The tiers are arbitrary and mainly to make it easier to sort by performance. Coolers in a tier will generally trade blows with coolers of the same tier and with coolers in the tiers directly above or below its own albeit less often.   ˅ = Downdraft * = All-in-One Liquid ˀ = Based on one / few review(s)    Downdraft and AIO cooler performance tends to vary more than traditional tower heatsinks and are generally more sensitive to case airflow. TR4 users should look out for TR4 specific coolers since they may perform better and other coolers that don't have a coldplate that covers the entire IHS can perform several tiers worse than the list would suggest. Gamers Nexus shows a 10c drop and Anandtech shows a 20c drop between the NH-U14S with a standard coldplate and the TR4's:  https://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/3029-quick-ab-test-impact-tr4-coldplate-size-with-noctua https://www.anandtech.com/show/12454/analyzing-threadripper-cooling-big-base-cooling-wins/5 Some TR4 variants can be a different cooler altogether like the NH-U9 TR4-SP3 which is more than just the NH-U9S with a larger coldplate.   Note: Ctrl + F is your friend.    Tier 1 - Kings of Sploosh*     Alphacool Eisbaer 360 / 420*     Antec Mercury M360 / RGB*     Arctic Liquid Freezer 240 / 360*     Asus ROG Ryujin 240 / 360*     Be Quiet! Silent Loop 360*     Cooler Master Eisberg 240L Prestige*, MasterLiquid ML360R RGB / Pro 280*, Nepton 280L*     Corsair H100i GTX / V2 / RGB Platinum*, H100x*, H105*, H110 / i / GT / GTX*, H115i / Pro RGB / RGB Platinum*, H150i Pro RGB*     Cryorig A80*     Deepcool GamerStorm Castle RGB 280*     EKWB Predator 240 / 280*     Enermax Liqtech 360**, Liqmax II 240*     EVGA CLC 240 / 280*     Fractal Celsius / Kelvin S36*     LEPA AquaChanger 240*     NZXT Kraken X60 / 61 / 62 / V2 / 72*     Raijintek Triton 280 / 360 / Core / V2*     Riotoro Bifrost 240*     Silverstone TD02-E*     Swiftech H140-X, H220-X / X2 / Prestige**, H240-X*, H320*     Thermaltake Floe Riing RGB TT Premium Edition 240 / 280 / 360*, Water 3.0 Ultimate*
Tier 2 - Kings of Woosh     Aerocool P7-L240*     Alphacool - Eisbaer 120 / 240*     Alseye Reactor 240 RGB*ˀ     Antec Kühler H2O 1250*, Mercury M240 / RGB*     Alpenföhn Olymp     Arctic Liquid Freezer 120*     Asus ROG Ryuo 240*     Cooler Master Glacer 240L / V2*, MasterLiquid Pro 120 / 140*, Nepton 140XL / 240M*, Seidon 120XL*, Seidon 240 M / P / V*     Corsair H100 / H100i / Pro*, H80i / GT / V2*, H90*     Cryorig A40 / Ultimate*, R1 Ultimate     Deepcool GamerStorm Captain 120 EX*, GamerStorm Captain 240 / 360 / EX*, GamerStorm Castle RGB 240*, Maelstrom 240 / T*     Enermax ELC 240*, Liqmax II 120S*     Fractal Design Celsius S24*, Kelvin S24 / T12*     Ice Hammer IH-THOR     ID-Cooling Auraflow / Snow 240*, Dashflow 240*, Frostflow 240L*, Frostflow+ 280L*     LC-Power LC-CC-120-X3     Lepa ExIllusion 240*
    Noctua NH-D15     Nox Hummer H-240L*     NZXT Kraken X40 / 41 / 42 / 52 / V2*
    Phanteks PH-TC14PE     Raijintek Triton 240*
    Reeven Naia*, Okeanos     Riotoro Bifrost 120Ti*
    Scythe Fuma, Susanoo˅     Silverstone TD02-Lite*, TD03-E*
    Thermalright Silver Arrow IB-E Extreme     Thermaltake Water 3.0 Floe Riing RGB 240 / 360*, Water 2.0 / 3.0 Extreme / S / Pro*     Zalman LQ-315 / 320*   Tier 3 - Dual Towers
    Akasa Venom Medusa     Alpenföhn K2     Antec Kühler H2O 920 / 950 / H1200 Pro*     Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 2 / 3 / 4, Dark Rock TF˅, Silent Loop 240 / 280*
    Cooler Master Eisberg 120L Prestige*, MasterAir Maker 8, MasterLiquid 240 / Lite / Pro / ML240L RGB*     Corsair H45 / 80*
    Cryorig R1 Universal
    Deepcool Assassin II, Maelstrom 120*     Enermax LiqFusion 240*, Liqmax 120S*, Liqtech 120X / 240*     Gelid Phantom / Black     Ice Hammer IH-4800     ID-Cooling Auraflow / Frostflow 120 / L*, Icekimo 240*     Inter-Tech Argus Storm2*, (Dynatron) L5 II*     LC-Power Cosmo Cool LC-CC-240 / 360 LiCo*
    Noctua NH-C14S˅, NH-D14, NH-D15S     Nox H-240CL*     NZXT Kraken X31*     Prolimatech Genesis Dual Blue Vortex 14 / Black Ultra Sleek Vortex 14 Edition*
    Raijintek Nemesis / Tisis, Orcus*, Triton 140*
    Reeven Justice
    Scythe Mugen 5 / PCGH / Rev. B, Ninja 4 / 5
    SilentiumPC Grandis / 2     Silverstone HE01, TD02 / Slim*, TD03*
    Thermalright  ARO-M14 / Macho Le Grand RT / Rev. B / X2, Silver Arrow IB-E / ITX     Thermaltake FrioOCK / Snow Edition     Zalman CNPS12X, Reserator 3 Max Dual / Ultimate*   Tier 4 - High-End 140mm's     Aardwolf APCS10H 10X Performa      Akasa Venom Voodoo     Alpenföhn Brocken 3, Gotthard*, Matterhorn 3 / Rev. C     Antec Kühler H2O H600 Pro / K240*, Mercury M120 / RGB*     Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro C1, Silent Loop 120*     Cooler Master MasterAir MA620P, Nepton 120XL*, Seidon 120 V3 Plus*     Corsair A70, H60 (2018)*, H70, H75*
    Cryorig C1˅, H5 Ultimate
    Cooler Master V8 GTS / V2
    Deepcool Lucifer K2 / V2, Maelstrom 120 K / T*     Gelid Sirocco     Inter-Tech Argus Storm1*     LC-Power Cosmo Cool LC-CC-120-LiCo*
    Noctua NH-C14˅, NH-U14S     NZXT Havik 140, Kraken M22*     Reeven Ouranos
    Scythe Fuma Rev. B, Mugen 4 / Max, Ninja 3, Yasya     Silverstone TD03-E / Lite / Slim*
    Thermalright Archon IB-E X2 / SB-E X2, Silver Arrow, True Spirit 140 Power     Thermaltake Frio / Extreme, Water 3.0 Performer C*     Titan Siberia Fenrir˅     Zalman CNPS 10X / 11X / Extreme / 9900 MAX, Reserator 3 Max*   Tier 5 - 140mm's & High-End 120mm's     Aardwolf APCS10H 10 Optima     Akasa Venom     Alpenföhn Atlas, Brocken 2, Matterhorn Pure, Nordwand
    Antec Kühler H2O 650 / K120*     Arctic Freezer 33 eSports Edition     Be Quiet! Dark Rock 2 / 3 / 4, Shadow Rock Topflow SR1 / TF2˅
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition / 612 V2 / N620, MasterAir MA610P, MasterLiquid 120 / Lite / ML120L RGB*, Seidon 120M / 120 V / V2*, TPC 812, V8     Corsair H5 SF*, H60 2.0 (2013 Edition)*
    Cryorig H5 Universal
    Deepcool GamerStorm Captain 120*, Lucifer, Neptwin / V2
    Enermax ETS-T50 AXE     Evercool Silent Shark     EVGA CLC 120*     FSP Windale 6     Gelid Antarctica, The Black Edition     Ice Hammer IH-4700     ID-Cooling SE 204K     Intel (Asetek) BXTS13X*, BXRTS2011LC*     Msi Core Frozr XL
    Noctua NH-U12S     PCCooler X6 S1215ˀ
    Phanteks PH-TC12DX
    Raijintek Ereboss     Reeven Hans
    Scythe Ashura, Choten˅, Grand Kama Cross / 2 / 3˅, Kabuto 3˅, Kotetsu / Mark II, Mugen 2 / 3 / 4 / PCGH / Rev. B
    SilentiumPC Fortis 3 / MCE / V2     SilenX Effizio EFZ 120HA4     Silverstone AR-03 / 07     Spire TME (TherMaxEclipse) III
    Thermalright Cogage Arrow / True Spirit, Macho 120 SBM, Macho Direct / Rev. A, Silver Arrow ITX-R, True Spirit 140 BW Rev. A
    Thermaltake Frio Extreme Silent 14 Dual, NiC C4 / C5, Riing Silent 12 Pro     Thermolab Trinity     Vantec AeroFlow FX 120     X-2 Eclipse IV     Xigmatek Aegir, Balder, Dark Knight / II, Prime     Zalman CNPS 10X / 11X / Performa     ZEROtherm ZT-10D Smart   Tier 6 - Better Hyper 212's     Aardwolf APF-9X-120 9X Performa     Antec C400, Kühler H2O 620*     Arctic Freezer 13 Pro / 33 Plus / eSports ONE / TR     Alpenföhn Ben Nevis Advanced / RGB, Brocken / ECO, Fera 3     Be Quiet! Dark Rock Advanced C1, Shadow Rock 2 / Slim     Cooler Master GeminII S524 V2˅, Hyper 212 Black Edition, MasterAir MA410M / MA410P / Pro 4, Seidon 120V / S*, V6 GT     Corsair A50, H55*, H60*
    Cryorig H7 / Plusˀ / Quad Lumi
    Deepcool Frostwin V2, Gammaxx 400 (Phasn Aero 120T) / GT, Ice Blade Pro / V2
    Enermax ETS-T40 / T40F     EVGA Superclock     FSP Windale 4     Gelid Tornado, Tranquillo Rev. 2 / 3 / 4     ID-Cooling Icekimo 120*, SE 214 L / X, SE 904 Twin     Lepa LV12, NeoIllusion     Msi Core Frozr L     Noctua NH-C12P SE14˅, NH-U12P SE2     NZXT Havik 120, Respire T40     Phanteks PH-TC14S     Prolimatech Basic 81, Lynx, Panther     Raijintek Leto Pro RGB, Themis Evo     Reeven Kelveros     Scythe Rasetsu˅
    Thermalright MUX-120, True Spirit 140 Direct, Venomous-X     Thermaltake Jing, NiC F4 / L32     Thermolab Bada Cirrusˀ     Titan Fenrir / EVO, Hati     Tuniq 120 Extreme     X-2 Eclipse Advanced Black     Zalman CNPS 10X Optima / 14X     Tier 7 - Hyper 212's     Aardwolf APF-3X-95 9X Performa, GH400ˀ     Akasa Nero / 3 / S     Alpenföhn Ben Nevis, Fera 2     AMD (Cooler Master) Near-Silent 125W Thermal Solution / Wraith / MAX / Prism˅     Antec A40 Pro, C40
    Arctic Freezer 13 / 30 / 32 / 33 / Xtreme Rev. 2
    Be Quiet! Pure Rock / Slim
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo / LED / Plus / Turbo / X, Hyper 412S / 612 / D92  / H410R / H411R, MasterAir Pro 3, MasterLiquid Maker 92* / N520, Vortex Plus, X6 Elite     Corsair H50*
    Cryorig M9 / Plus     Deepcool Frostwin, Gamer Storm, Gammaxx 300, S40, Ice Blade 200M / Matrix 600     Enermax ETD-T60˅, ETS-N30     Evercool Transformer 3 / 4, Venti     Gelid GX-7 / Rev. 2, Tranquillo     Gigabyte ATC700 / XTC700     Jonsbo CR-201 RGBˀ     LC-Power Cosmo Cool LC-CC 100 / 120 / RGB
    Noctua NH-C12P˅, NH-U12P, NH-U9B SE2, NH-U9S      Nox Hummer H-312     PCCooler X4 S129ˀ
    Raijintek Aidos, Leto, Themis     Reeven Arcziel 12˅
    Scythe Byakko, Iori˅, Katana 4, Samurai ZZ˅     Silverstone AR-01
    Thermalright AXP-200˅, True Spirit 120M
    Thermaltake Contac Silent 12, Frio Silent 14, NiC F3, Riing Silent 12 / RGB     Titan Dragonfly 4     Vantec AeroFlow FX 92     Xigmatek Gaia / II     Zalman CNPS 8X Optima / 9700   Tier 8 - 92mm's     AMD (Cooler Master) FX8350 Box Cooler˅     Alpenföhn Black Ridge˅ˀ, Sella     Arctic Freezer 11 / 12     Be Quiet! Shadow Rock LP˅
    Cooler Master G100M˅, GeminII M4 / M5˅, Hyper 103 / T4 / TX3 / Evo     Cooltek LP53˅     Cryorig C7 CU˅     Deepcool Ice Matrix 400, Gammax 200     Gelid Silent Spirit˅     ID-Cooling IS 40 V3 / 60˅     Intel (Delta) BXTS15A˅     Jonsbo CR-701 RGB˅ˀ, HP-625˅ˀ     Mars Gaming MCUP2
    Noctua NH-D9L, NH-L12 / S˅, NH-L9x65˅, NH-U9B     NZXT Respire T20     Nox Hummer H-200 / 212 / 300     Phanteks PH-TC12LS˅     Prolimatech Samuel 17˅     Raijintek Pallas˅     Reeven Arcziel˅, Chrono Guard, Steropes˅     Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Rev. B˅, Jitte˅ˀ, Katana 3, Tatsumi     SilenX Effizio EFZ 120HA5 / 92HA3     Silverstone AR-02 / V2 / 08 / 11˅, NT-06 Pro˅
    Thermalright AXP-100˅, Macho 90, True Spirit 90M
    Thermaltake Contac 21 / 29, Frio Silent 12, SpinQ / VT     Xigmatek Loki II     Zalman CNPS5X Performa, CNPS7X LED   Tier 9 - Small Downdrafts˅     Akasa Nero LX˅     Alpenföhn Panorama˅, Silvretta˅     AMD (Cooler Master) Wraith Spire / RGB˅, Stealth˅     Antec A30     Arctic Alpine 11 Plus˅, Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2, Freezer 11 LP˅     Cooler Master Hyper 101 / T2     Cooltek (Thermolab) ITX30˅     Cryorig C7 / RGB˅     Deepcool GamerStorm Gabriel˅, Gammax 200T, Ice Edge FS Mini     Evercool HPL-815˅     Gelid SlimHero˅ˀ     ID-Cooling IS 40 / 50 / VC45˅, SE-902 v3     Jonsbo HP-400˅ˀ     LC Power Cosmo Cool LC-CC 65 / 85 / 94 / 95 / 97     Noctua NH-L9˅     Nox Hummer H-100 / 112 / 120˅, H-190     Phanteks PH-TC90LS˅     Raijintek Juno X˅, Zelos˅     Reeven Brontes˅, Vanxie     Rosewill Aiolos     Scythe Kodati / Rev. B˅, Kozuti˅, S950M˅     SilenX Effizio EFZ 100HA1˅ˀ, Effizio EFZ 80HA2     Silverstone AR-05 / 06˅     Thermaltake Engine 17 / 27*     Xigmatek Janus˅, Praeton˅     Zalman CNPS2X˅   Queue / Currently awaiting more info Resources   This list isn't perfect. Let me know if you believe a cooler is undeserving of its spot on here and provide links to back up your claim and it may be moved.  Please ask any questions below.