Thursday, June 21st 2018

AMD Marries Cooler Master for Wraith Ripper: Threadripper 2-Designed Mega Cooler

AMD has partnered with Cooler Master to deliver a Threadripper 2-specific cooler. Dubbed the Wraith Ripper (as per AMD's Wraith stock coolers and their Threadripper 2, up to 32-core, 64-thread HCC CPUs), this is a behemoth of a mega cooler that can dissipate Threadripper 2's (perhaps the Threadripper 2990X's) 250 W TDP.

The cooler features addressable RGB lighting that can be app-controlled, and Cooler Master says this cooler has been designed to offer full memory compatibility. The height between the baseplate and the heatsink's fins does seem tall and tidy for the tallest RAM sticks you can find, for sure - even with the eight pairs of heatpipes that drive the heat away from your most precious silicon component. Check our COMPUTEX 2018 pics of this behemoth below.
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27 Comments on AMD Marries Cooler Master for Wraith Ripper: Threadripper 2-Designed Mega Cooler

#1
Caring1
No way, that is nuts, what does it weigh?
Surely something smaller, lighter AND more effective could have been devised.
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#2
theoneandonlymrk
Caring1 said:
No way, that is nuts, what does it weigh?
Surely something smaller, lighter AND more effective could have been devised.
Put this besides what some use to cool a 95watt chip and your comments look even stranger , what please tell would you make.
Is an aio smaller , perhaps a tec cooler, nope the laws of thermodynamics says big ,loads of cooling transport and area required.
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#3
Vya Domus
Caring1 said:
No way, that is nuts, what does it weigh?
Surely something smaller, lighter AND more effective could have been devised.
It's 32 cores we are talking about after all, I doubt they could do much better than that.
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#4
Basard
Well, it's a good start. But asus has that awesome screen on their AIO now... with huge open space on top of that tower--surely they could be sending us commercials for video games or some other useful information with it. Unacceptable! Put a screen on it!
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#5
diatribe
even with the eight pairs of heatpipes
Wow. Are there any other CPU coolers with 8 heatpipes on the market?
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#6
altcapwn
I love it, but I guess you need to lay your motherboard horizontally so the board doesn't bend because of that big fat mofo.

Or else there's a support for the back. But very neat I must say.
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#8
kastriot
Beautful looking cooler in contrast to ugly intel oem coolers.
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#9
windwhirl
diatribe said:
Wow. Are there any other CPU coolers with 8 heatpipes on the market?
Nevermind the fact that this little monster got 16 of them...


Caring1 said:
No way, that is nuts, what does it weigh?
Surely something smaller, lighter AND more effective could have been devised.
And it's not any bigger than this because TR is rather large, allowing for a big cooling area. Besides, 32 cores at 3.4 ghz base make for a 250W TDP. People who get this processor will probably overclock it a bit for daily use, so it is likely that this is designed to handle perhaps up to 300 W or more...
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#10
Octopuss
How does this not rip half the motherboard out?
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#11
bug
Octopuss said:
How does this not rip half the motherboard out?
Either the motherboards are reinforced or you need to install them horizontally. But yeah, I was wondering the same thing.
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#12
Caring1
It appears to utilise only a single fan mounted in between the twin cooling fin towers, I would hope it has excellent performance to cope with the heat output from the CPU.
CoolerMaster's other TR4 cooler only has 6 heat pipes, but allows up to 3 fans and weighs 1.91lbs by itself.
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#13
Vayra86
Caring1 said:
It appears to utilise only a single fan mounted in between the twin cooling fin towers, I would hope it has excellent performance to cope with the heat output from the CPU.
CoolerMaster's other TR4 cooler only has 6 heat pipes, but allows up to 3 fans and weighs 1.91lbs by itself.
Well with this kind of heat you'd want very good case airflow anyway, so I don't see much of an issue. TR is not as spiky in temps as, say, recent Intel CPUs.
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#14
RejZoR
I don't like RGB, but that's a nice looking cooler.
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#15
bug
RejZoR said:
I don't like RGB, but that's a nice looking cooler.
I'm not a fan of RGB lighting everywhere either, but I'm guessing it can be turned off. It may require disconnecting/cutting a cable, but it can be turned off ;)
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#16
bonehead123
I like the design, it reminds me of the Air cooled heat exchangers used at LNG compressor stations :)

It looks more like a true industrial design with consumer-oriented appearance thrown in.......
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#17
Gjohnst44
Reminds me of the old Tuniq Tower Extreme I used on old AMD parts. Its size was also daunting, but it worked very well.

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#18
gmn 17
Big boys need big toys
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#19
Melvis
If you guys had the internet and youtube you would of known about this weeks ago

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#20
Octopuss
Melvis said:
would of
Please commit a virtual suicide.
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#21
bug
Octopuss said:
Please commit a virtual suicide.
Hey, don't pick on users! It's there right to post whatever they want :D
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#22
Melvis
Octopuss said:
Please commit a virtual suicide.
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#23
Chloe Price
Octopuss said:
How does this not rip half the motherboard out?
What's so special about this? There has been large heatsinks for years already.
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#24
bug
Chloe Price said:
What's so special about this? There has been large heatsinks for years already.
This one looks huge. 1.5-2Kg huge. 3-4lbs for our friends ;)
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#25
Bones
Chloe Price said:
What's so special about this? There has been large heatsinks for years already.
Can vouch for this statement - Have a Scythe Susanoo here that's really only practical if mounted with the board laying flat, suspect this one would be about the same.
This is clearly even larger than the Susanoo's heatpipe and block setup but it would have to be for handling the heatload it's supposed to move.
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