Rumor: Ryzen stock coolers and retail packaging pictured

Are you ready for even more Ryzen rumors, gerbils? This time around, we've got an inkling of the cooling hardware that'll purportedly be shipping with some Ryzen CPUs, along with pictures of the retail packaging AMD may be using.

Image source: Informática Cero

According to Spanish-language tech site Informática Cero, the high-end Ryzen R7 1800X and 1700X processors (rumored to bear a 95W TDP rating) will come wtih a large cooling solution called the "Wraith Max" that is supposedly capable of cooling off chips rated for up to 140W TDP. The site goes on to say that the non-X chips will include a "Wraith Spire" cooler that is rated for CPUs with up to 95W TDP. The site also says that the higher-end Ryzen models will be optionally available without a boxed heatsink, in a similar fashion to Intel's unlocked high-end CPUs.

Almost two weeks ago, Radeon Technologies Group head honcho Raja Koduri tweeted a picture of himself staring lovingly at a Ryzen-branded PC with a circular heatsink lit in bright purple. Some sites have taken this to imply that the new Wraith coolers will offer RGB LED lighting, though that's a tricky call to make based on a single picture. Other past rumors implied that there will be a third model of revised Wraith cooler specifically for the lower-end Ryzen processors.

Image source: Videocardz

Meanwhile, Videocardz has some pictures of the Ryzen processors' retail packages. The images appear to be 3D renders, but they match up with the images from Informática Cero and look believable enough. Hopefully we won't have to wait much longer to get the real thing in our hot little hands. 

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    • ronch
    • 3 years ago

    Good to know AMD is jumping on the RGB LED bandwagon. Years from now they can boast about being the first company to include an RGB LED stock CPU cooler with their products. Intel must be banging their collective heads on the wall as I type this for not thinking about this first.

      • K-L-Waster
      • 3 years ago

      Here I was considering buying one for my next build…. you *had* to go and ruin it, didn’t you?

      (Shuffles off to shoo the RGB LED kidz off his lawn.)

        • jihadjoe
        • 3 years ago

        You want a cooler with CFLs instead?

    • Unknown-Error
    • 3 years ago

    Raja!! What are you doing?! Are you forgetting that kids view this site?

    • Jigar
    • 3 years ago

    Hi Jeff , can we expect the Ryzen review from Tech report during launch ?

      • chuckula
      • 3 years ago

      Pffft… [i<]during[/i<] the launch? TR's review [b<]IS[/b<] the launch!!

    • ronch
    • 3 years ago

    No tin box? I still have my beloved FX tin box, still as purty as you please. I don’t care if it came from a tea can from Shenzhen or a can that once contained bird’s nest because it’s awesome. Too bad it doesn’t seem like I’ll be putting another tin box beside it anytime soon. Well, maybe when Zen starts looking terrible next to a future Intel product, it’ll come out in a tin box too. 😀

    • ronch
    • 3 years ago

    I’ve been seeing that photo of Raja Koduri a lot lately. I don’t understand why he has to lay on the floor sideways like that to check out his Ryzen rig. Can’t he just put it on a frickin desk? Does he watch TV standing on his head?

      • tipoo
      • 3 years ago

      That you’re seeing it a lot proves it’s doing exactly what it was meant to, lol.

    • Meadows
    • 3 years ago

    If the company’s dropping green colours altogether, then it might as well be time for a logo update.

    • rudimentary_lathe
    • 3 years ago

    Aesthetically I much prefer the spire cooler, but I’d probably replace it with my existing cooler anyways. A better stock cooler than Intel’s would be a nice, albeit very minor, selling point in favor of Ryzen.

      • chµck
      • 3 years ago

      You don’t need to replace it. Just get it without the cooler

      • PBCrunch
      • 3 years ago

      Your existing cooler probably won’t work on the AM4 socket without at least a little modification/persuasion.

        • RAGEPRO
        • 3 years ago

        According to [url=http://www.xfastest.com/thread-183670-1-1.html<]XFastest[/url<], it might do.

    • mkk
    • 3 years ago

    Seems I’ll have to use the stock cooler for a little while anyway, as coolers from for instance Noctua won’t quite be out on launch day. I don’t mind waiting a little with the overclocking, so it’s no big deal.

    • Bauxite
    • 3 years ago

    Noctua adapters already in amazon if you don’t want to wait for your free one. Granted the retail X are coming with pretty good coolers already and some of the non-X with decent ones. Much better than snap on crap or nothing for sure.

    • jts888
    • 3 years ago

    Does anybody know what their “cooler TDP” measures exactly?

    I’d expect it to be something along the lines of the maximum thermal energy it can transfer within some defined temperature difference between the source and the ambient air, but with tech advertising you never really know.

      • DancinJack
      • 3 years ago

      I’d imagine it’s a maximum recommended TDP of your CPU. With headroom for overclocking, of course. I don’t think it’s as exact as you’re expecting it to be, but rather just trying to include something that’ll work for that segment.

      • ronch
      • 3 years ago

      ACP.

      • psuedonymous
      • 3 years ago

      “Does anybody know what their “cooler TDP” measures exactly?”

      Unless we’ve entered some sort of bizzaro-world of marketing doublethink, it should be the [b<]D[/b<]esign [b<]P[/b<]ower the [b<]T[/b<]hermal solution is designed to sink.

        • jts888
        • 3 years ago

        The amount of heat any system can transfer is dependent on temperature differentials, which aren’t really specified. Even a cheapo cooler can shift 200W if you’re willing to have the CPU surface stay 60C over ambient, etc.

    • Redocbew
    • 3 years ago

    The real story here is that AMD has an executive who understands how to use social media without making a mess out of it. A few posts on Twitter and suddenly he’s the public face of the Ryzen launch. How the heck did that happen?

    • CScottG
    • 3 years ago

    Excellent, the computer is on the floor – less chance of Raja fumbling it.

    [url<]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqCo0LTUhsE&feature=youtu.be&t=236[/url<]

      • DancinJack
      • 3 years ago

      [url<]https://youtu.be/eqCo0LTUhsE?t=236[/url<] ain't no one got time to watch that whole thing!

        • CScottG
        • 3 years ago

        Graci! Changed! ..really got to figure-out that cue feature.

          • DancinJack
          • 3 years ago

          just right click your video at the time you want to copy it. you’ll find it 🙂

            • CScottG
            • 3 years ago

            Again, Thanks! (..didn’t realize it was that easy.)

    • BillyBuerger
    • 3 years ago

    I’ve seen heat sinks that look like that Wraith Spire before…. Oh yeah, from [url=http://www.spire-corp.com/cpu-coolers/coolreef-pro-sp805s3/<]Spire[/url<]

    • EndlessWaves
    • 3 years ago

    I’ll be interested to see how tall the 65W version is.

    I’ve been planning a build for a case with a 47mm cooler clearance and I was surprised by how well Intel’s stock cooler performed next to similarly sized competition. It’s not at the head of the field, but it is remarkably good.

    • derFunkenstein
    • 3 years ago

    I prefer [url=https://twitter.com/darkwolfpc/status/830328995933609985<]this photo[/url<] to the one that Raja posted.

      • tipoo
      • 3 years ago

      I heard Careless Whisper playing in my mind just seeing that

        • UberGerbil
        • 3 years ago

        Or some kind of Kenny-G sax line, anyway.

          • Shobai
          • 3 years ago

          [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7P6QYWqRxww<]This one[/url<], I'm guessing?

        • derFunkenstein
        • 3 years ago

        Dang it. Now I do, too.

        • davidbowser
        • 3 years ago

        Wham!

        • Vaughn
        • 3 years ago

        lol nice.

        I thought of Hungry Eyes!

        [url<]https://youtu.be/2ssCL292DQA?t=1m[/url<]

      • Inkling
      • 3 years ago

      LOL! That’s perfect.

    • K-L-Waster
    • 3 years ago

    Seems like a reasonable, customer friendly approach. For users who intend to stay on air, the Wraith is a good cooler (at least according to TR’s review). And for users who intend to use liquid cooling or something custom, they have the option of not paying for a cooler that they will never use.

    • lilbuddhaman
    • 3 years ago

    AMD is Orange now? Orange vs Blue seems better than Green vs Blue.

      • chuckula
      • 3 years ago

      Orange & Blue is more cinematic: [url<]https://priceonomics.com/why-every-movie-looks-sort-of-orange-and-blue/[/url<]

      • UberGerbil
      • 3 years ago

      It also fits much better with the red of the former-ATI GPU division.

      It also sets them up to be the warm, human, exciting side (red and oranges) vs the cold, mechanistic, calming (iBlues and nvGreens) side.

    • chuckula
    • 3 years ago

    Another wraith review: [url<]https://techreport.com/review/29691/amd-wraith-cpu-cooler-reviewed[/url<]

    • tipoo
    • 3 years ago

    The chips not the only thing Ryzen in that picture, eh Raja?

      • SoM
      • 3 years ago

      lol

      sick freak

      • Eggrenade
      • 3 years ago

      Is that some DDR4 in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

        • tipoo
        • 3 years ago

        Baby you know it’s a SODIMM

        …Wait…

          • Growler
          • 3 years ago

          Looks kind of like a 30 mm m.2 drive to me.

            • tipoo
            • 3 years ago

            Hey, well, that Wraith cooler is keeping things frosty in here!

            • Growler
            • 3 years ago

            Yeah, that’s probably it. If it can handle 140W, it probably would keep things cold.

      • albundy
      • 3 years ago

      A very sad and pathetic giggitty indeed! sure, she’s fat and fugly, but she works like a mule! A for effort!

      • geniekid
      • 3 years ago

      What has been seen cannot be unseen.

      • Neutronbeam
      • 3 years ago

      Gentlemen and ladies…when was the last time one of you WASN’T excited by your new rig?

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