Monday, April 16th 2018

Thermalright Intros ARO-M14 Series CPU Coolers for AMD Ryzen

Thermalright today introduced a pair of high-end CPU air coolers specially designed for AMD socket AM4 processors, the ARO-M14. Available in two variants, the ARO-M14G with a grey top-plate, and the ARO-M14O, with a "Ryzen Orange" top-plate, the two coolers are heavily based on the company's HR-02 Macho Rev B cooler, but feature socket AM4 retention modules (support no other socket), an embossed Ryzen logo on the top-plate, and come with pre-applied thermal paste. A 2 g Chill Factor syringe is included for future top-ups.

The ARO-M14 features a large aluminium fin-stack that propagates at an offset from the base, for additional memory area clearance. Unlike the Macho Direct, it features a nickel-plated copper base through which six 6 mm-thick heat-pipes pass, indirectly drawing heat. The aluminium fin-stack is capped off by a die-cast metal plate. An included TY-147 A 140 mm fan, spinning between 300 - 1,300 RPM, pushes air through the heatsink at 28.7 - 125 m³/h, with a noise output of 15 - 21 dB(A). Thermalright claims the cooler can handle TDP of up to 240W. The company didn't reveal pricing.
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7 Comments on Thermalright Intros ARO-M14 Series CPU Coolers for AMD Ryzen

#2
lynx29
Interesting, I would like to see like an EK Vardar fan on it, and compare to temps with a stock NH-D15.
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zacao
Macho series are silent oriented coolers, they are not meant to compete with high-end dual towers like D15. Macho's fin gaps is too big for optimal active cooling because it's design for low speed big 14mmcm fan or no fan at all. They can held i5/i7 level CPU at stock for resonable temps on very slow fan speed <800 rpm, even go fanless on less powerful chips. Its fin area is way less then D15, even it looks big, it just can't disspate the heat as quickly as twin tower cooler.
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lynx29
zacao said:
Macho series are silent oriented coolers, they are not meant to compete with high-end dual towers like D15. Macho's fin gaps is too big for optimal active cooling because it's design for low speed big 14mmcm fan or no fan at all. They can held i5/i7 level CPU at stock for resonable temps on very slow fan speed <800 rpm, even go fanless on less powerful chips. Its fin area is way less then D15, even it looks big, it just can't disspate the heat as quickly as twin tower cooler.
Nice to know, I have never heard of this brand before. Very interesting, though to be fair, my NH-D14 is silent to my ears... meh.
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#5
Joss
I have a soft spot for Thermalright. Their coolers are aesthetically pleasant.
They can also be very powerful, the ones bellow are both rated for 320w.

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BMfan80
lynx29 said:
Nice to know, I have never heard of this brand before. Very interesting, though to be fair, my NH-D14 is silent to my ears... meh.
I have the Le Grand Macho,It's AM4 compatible,It's a great cooler if you have the space for it and it works great.
I had a original Macho and since I can't buy them in South Africa
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