Arctic Cooling Liquid Freezer AIOs stand ready for Threadripper

Arctic Cooling has quietly put up a page on its website listing coolers compatible with the mammoth TR4 socket for AMD's upcoming Ryzen Threadripper 1920X 12-core  and Threadripper 1950X 16-core CPUs. So far, the only known members of this newly founded club of TR4-compatible coolers are the company's Liquid Freezer AIO closed-loop units.

The compatibility of these coolers suggests that the thermal output and large heatspreader of Threadripper CPUs can be managed using coolers with conventionally-sized cold plates. The specifications for all three cooler models explicitly state that a free retention ring must be obtained separately in order to use the cooler with Ryzen's AM4 socket. No such requirement is listed for Threadripper's novel TR4 socket, but additional parts will almost certainly be needed to adapt older coolers to the brand-new socket.

All three models of Arctic's Liquid Freezer AIOs are available at Newegg today with prices ranging from $83 for the entry-level model with a 120 mm radiator and two 120 mm fans to $120 for the range-topping kit with a 360 mm radiator and a whopping half-dozen nine-bladed spinners. If the TR4-socketed CPUs can indeed be cooled effectively by coolers  with "normal" size contact patches, we look forward to a number of similar announcements from Arctic's rivals in the coming weeks.

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    • chuckula
    • 2 years ago

    Once people start testing the Treadripper I want to find out which half of the package actually has the chips and which half is empty. There are four possibilities assuming AMD doesn’t do a whacky diagonal chip arrangement.

      • MOSFET
      • 2 years ago

      Since you so kindly gave away three last weekend, it won’t be long.

        • chuckula
        • 2 years ago

        YOU’RE WELCOME!

      • Waco
      • 2 years ago

      If I had to guess…there are 4 dies. Each will have 4 cores enabled in the top-end part. They have to be salvaged Naples/Epyc dies to justify the consumer socket being identical.

        • chuckula
        • 2 years ago

        Gul Whatever: How many dies do you see?

        Picard/Waco: Four.

        Gul Whatever: There are only two dies.

        Picard/Waco: [b<]THERE ARE FOUR DIES!![/b<] Gul Whatever: No really, I'm not messing with you. We just used two dies, it's far less expensive for the consumer market and it performs better. Picard/Waco: [b<] YOUR TORTURE WON'T WORK ON ME! THERE ARE FOUR DIES!![/b<]

          • Waco
          • 2 years ago

          Gul Madred…and that’s as perfect of a reference as there will ever be. 🙂

          EDIT: Fixt for lack of coffee.

            • chuckula
            • 2 years ago

            Actually it wasn’t Gul Dukat torturing Picard since that wasn’t DS9. It was the same actor who played the bad guy in TRON though!

            #GeekAlert

            • Waco
            • 2 years ago

            Dammit, you’re 100% correct. It was Gul Madred. I’ll blame my lack of coffee on that one!

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 2 years ago

      [url<]http://cdn.overclock.net/6/61/61777f35_Intel-Skylake-X-vs-AMD-Ryzen_die-size_02.jpeg[/url<]

        • chuckula
        • 2 years ago

        Thanks.

        That was completely meaningless and had nothing to do with my post (oh and their numbers are inaccurate).

        But thanks.

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