The Ryzen Threadripper is the new CPU from AMD for high-end systems – which possibilities do you have to efficiently cool a CPU with up to 16 cores?
Up to 16 cores and 32 threads, 4,096 pins, 64 PCI-E 3.0 lanes, quad-channel DDR4 RAM and 180 W TDP: The new AMD Ryzen Threadripper are very powerful CPU and with sufficient reserves even for demanding tasks.
The physical dimension of the Threadripper alone show the need for a powerful cooling solution. With the mentioned 4,096 pins the CPUs are significantly larger than other processors for private use.
Due to the size the new SocketTR4 was developed with its own chipset, X399. Cooling solutions, which still fit on equally new AMD AM4 socket, can’t be mounted on sTR4 Mainboards.
With prices starting at 800 EUR, the CPUs are not a bargain, but they are among the most powerful processors a home user can currently buy. Threadripper Processors promise excellent performance in particularly when multiple CPU Cores are needed, e.g. for gaming, video rendering, and other demanding applications.
But how to cool such large and powerful processors effectively?
Adjusted CPU Cooler needed
Because of the larger design, conventional CPU air coolers, which are compatible with AMD’s AM4 Socket and are designed for regular Ryzen processors, won’t fit the sTR4 for Threadripper CPUs.
Threadripper CPU coolers can, however, usually also be mounted and used on Ryzen processors in the AM4 socket.
Due to the high performance and the resulting high heat level of about 180 W TDP, AMD conducted extensive tests to check the compatibility of the cooling solutions available on the market.
The list of AMD certified Tthreadripper CPU coolers can be found here.
Threadripper CPU Cooler from ARCTIC
Since we are a close partner of AMD, a mounting kit for our CPU coolers of the Liquid Freezer series are provided with each Threadripper CPU. This allows the Liquid Frezer 120, Liquid Freezer 240 and Liquid Freezer 360 to be used to cool Threadripper CPUs.
If, on the other hand, you prefer regular air cooling for Threadripper, we recommend our newly developed Freezer 33 TR. It is designed for CPU with a TDP of up to 200 W.
The Liquid Freezer 240, 360 and the Freezer 33 TR are also certified by AMD as a cooling solution for Threadripper Processors.
So if you are interested in the AMD Ryzen Threadripper and wonder how it can cool it effectively and quietly, we from ARCTIC provide powerful yet silent Threadripper CPU Cooler.