AMD’s Wraith Max CPU cooler is now available in stores

The big news from AMD today is obviously the availability of the company's latest entry-level Ryzen 3 processors, but the press release announcing the new chips included a little nugget of information about the Wraith Max, the chipmaker's top-of-the-line CPU cooler. Up until now, the only way to get a Wraith Max was to buy a pre-built system from one of a few AMD partners. As of today, eager customers will be able to buy these coolers separately.

Going forward, AMD will offer the RGB-LED-illuminated Wraith Max cooler through retailers. The company says the cooler is efficient enough to let XFR kick in on even the fastest Ryzen 7 1800X CPU, all while keeping noise levels low. Users can control the RGB LED light show using software packages from Asrock, Asus, Biostar, Cooler Master, Gigabyte, and MSI.

Owners of older AMD silicon that just want the cooler's looks without upgrading to Ryzen performance will doubtless delight in the fact that the Wraith Max can fit AM4, AM3, and FM2 socket CPUs. We suspect the cooler will probably fit on AMD CPUs all the way back to the Socket-939 Athlon 64 3000+ from 2004. Owners of Intel CPUs are left out in the cold on this one, though yours truly wouldn't be shocked if someone crafted some kind of LGA 115x adapter.

AMD says the Wraith Max is available starting today, though we couldn't find it at any of our favorite e-tailers just yet. The cooler will sell for $59, a competitive price compared with other CPU air coolers festooned with RGB LED illumination.

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    • albundy
    • 2 years ago

    they should have bundled it with all the R7’s and bundle the spire with ALL the R5’s and so on. there are far better performing coolers out there for less than what the MAX costs.

    • rwburnham
    • 2 years ago

    Is there anything inside that square part of the MAX cooler, like another heatsink, or is it just empty?

      • tipoo
      • 2 years ago

      [url<]http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php/618896-Fan-shroud-it-works![/url<]

    • kmieciu
    • 2 years ago

    Yay! I absolutely loved the cooler that came with my old Athlon X2 6000+ (Windsor 90nm 125W, good old times), Wraith Max looks a lot like it.

    • JustAnEngineer
    • 2 years ago

    [url=http://www.caranddriver.com/rolls-royce/wraith<]Some folks[/url<] like the Wraith.

    • Neutronbeam
    • 2 years ago

    With the circular RGB LED light show maybe it should be called a Ring Wraith?

      • MaxTheLimit
      • 2 years ago

      Heh. Okay, thumbs up.

      • Growler
      • 2 years ago

      “[N]ot by the hand of man will he cool…”

      • SHOES
      • 2 years ago

      Illuminating.

      • derFunkenstein
      • 2 years ago

      It burns burns burns…the ring of fire.

        • ludi
        • 2 years ago

        Preparation-H can help with that.

      • ludi
      • 2 years ago

      Something something red ring wraith of death

      • EndlessWaves
      • 2 years ago

      What are you tolkein about?

        • CuttinHobo
        • 2 years ago

        Punnery is a hard hobbit to break.

    • chuckula
    • 2 years ago

    edit: i’m not funny

    edit2: Or rather, TR beat me to the puch. Well played.

      • the
      • 2 years ago

      I see you are a-SPIRE-ing to reach the top comments as well.

        • chuckula
        • 2 years ago

        I was angling for the LGA-1151 joke but they snuck it in right at the end of the story.
        Wayne is on it.

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