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How hot is your Ryzen 3700X ? Air Cooler comparision.

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Let's compare temperatures with different AIR CPU coolers but with the same settings for more accurate comparison.

Settings

CPU Core Voltage - Auto
Precision Boost Overdrive - OFF
Power Plan - AMD Ryzen High Performance
Memory - Can be Overclocked
IntelBurnTest - Stress Level Custom "8000"MB, Times to run "7"

Test programs

IntelBurnTest
Core Temp
HWinfo64
CPU-Z

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CPU Cooler Model Name
Case Model Name
Number of Case Fans installed and RPM at with they are spinning.


Maximum reached temperature for Noctua NH-D15 is 71C.

Noctua NH-D15, Arctic MX-4, Ryzen 3700X, MasterCase Pro 3, 4 Case Fans instaled 140mm ~ 650rpm.
 
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Without a consistent ambient (room) temperature, this is not a valid comparison - even if everyone has the same case and fan setup. Other variables apply too.
 
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Without a consistent ambient (room) temperature, this is not a valid comparison - even if everyone has the same case and fan setup. Other variables apply too.
I know but this is not rocket science test. Just for fun.
 
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that's not very hot at all
 
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I would have to imagine that it is at 3.6 GHz for those kinds of temps. 4.4G at 1.1v is also an incorrect reporting... xD
 
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I would have to imagine that it is at 3.6 GHz for those kinds of temps. 4.4G at 1.1v is also an incorrect reporting... xD
That's is taken after the test is done!

I would have to imagine that it is at 3.6 GHz for those kinds of temps. 4.4G at 1.1v is also an incorrect reporting... xD
Auto Core Voltage! Actually it was around 3850 - 3900MHz if i remember correctly durning the test core voltage was ~ 1.208v.
 
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Stock cooler.

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This test makes no sense different CPU and completely different testing methodology. It's like pig on moon.
I mistaken the 3 for a 2. My bad pigman.
 
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Without a consistent ambient (room) temperature, this is not a valid comparison - even if everyone has the same case and fan setup. Other variables apply too.
I know but this is not rocket science test. Just for fun.
Stock cooler.
This test makes no sense different CPU and completely different testing methodology. It's like pig on moon.
So he can't post his findings "just for fun" too? :kookoo:

You posted a bucket of worms. You should expect buckets of worms in return. I'm just saying.
 
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Without a consistent ambient (room) temperature, this is not a valid comparison - even if everyone has the same case and fan setup. Other variables apply too.
Have to agree with Bill. The thread title is CPU comparison but it's meaningless really. I appreciate it's 'for fun' but making a semi-technical thread, with specific parameters, kind of removes the fun. It's like an athletics thread asking about whose shoes are fastest based on who ran the quickest.
 
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Without any standards really ? And who will make these ambient room temperatures exactly the same ? Sorry but that's for all of us is not possible to do. It's just a talk nothing more.
 
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As a 3700X owner who's been forced to do a lot of experimenting to get thermals under control, I see a couple of problems:

1. IBT isn't exactly a difficult stress test. IBT slows the system down, making it unusable while the test is running, but P95 far surpasses IBT in heat output, even on Smallest.

2. Auto voltage is the biggest problem here. Some boards will feed the CPU what it needs, others will overvolt it to the moon. Full load voltage is highly influential to the temps you get on Ryzen 3000. There's so much room for discrepancy that it's not even a valid comparison. But if you dictate a fixed Vcore value that everyone can hit, some people are inevitably going to have better silicon that could do the test with less volts.

3. There's also so much variation in UEFIs not only between vendors, but even between different boards from one specific vendor. When two 3700Xs are hitting different boost speeds on the same board model, the same AGESA version, the same BIOS, and the same settings, it makes things different.

4. Ryzen Power Plans seem to affect boost behaviour differently on different people's PCs, too.

5. 3700X is a 65W part, and is going to scale back the clocks regardless of what cooler you're running, because it will run into its self-imposed power limits. Thus, under a heavy stress test, even with temps under control, it will settle at around 4GHz. On some boards, PBO can extend boost time, whereas on others, the setting is useless even with custom parameters.

6. Only consistent way around the power-based throttling this is to set fixed clocks, which counts as a manual OC and casts off the limits. But in that case, even P95 Smallest can venture into triple digit power draw, something that lesser air coolers like the 92mm towers will definitely struggle with, while the D15 you have will probably be fine.

So yeah, I appreciate the sentiment, but Ryzen 3000 has too much going on for this test to mean anything.
 
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And who will make these ambient room temperatures exactly the same ?
Exactly my point. You need a lab or testing facility. So you trying to apply such strict and limiting parameters "just for fun" doesn't make any sense.
 
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HWinfo64 says it's draws up to 188w of power. And thats on Auto Core Voltage. Nice 65w TDP cpu. :)
Because people confuse THERMAL design point with Cpu electrical wattage used.
The 3700x at stock is capable of producing 222 BTUhr. Just because it's rated 65w TDP, does not mean it won't use more than 65w electrical power.

If it where actually transforming the 188w reading to BTU, which it's not (at least not totally directly) the Cpu would be capable of 642 BTUhr.

So 222 BTU or 65w TDP is based on an average of thermal output, not the electrical wattage used everyone seems so fixed on watching and then seemingly have no understanding between BTU wattage average advertised and what the system at home actually does.
 
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You need a lab or testing facility. So you trying to apply such strict and limiting parameters "just for fun" doesn't make any sense.
My point is average human like all of us will never get to lab thats way even thinking about ambient room temp is little bit ridiculous but that's just my point of view. :)

All that is needed for this test is only Ryzen 3700X CPU and AM4 CPU Cooler. And that is way easier to accomplish than that stupid room ambient temperature.
 
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Well for an air cooler comparison.... which I thought before entering.... would be the same exact system hardware with different makes and models used and information documented.

But you are looking to compare your singular 3700x temp to only a small select few of people. Perhaps the thread title is just misleading.... I don't know.

Now if you showed us a comparison with your stock cooler vs the upgrade, including all information possible. Perhaps stock vs stock and OC vs OC. TIM used, tests, times other hardware ect.

Any how, looked like a review from the get go to me....
 
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Lmfao Jesus christ you can't do anything on this site without being ridiculed into oblivion, ffs let Verbatim have his thread, a simple test ain't hurting anyone.

I'll post my results soon.
 
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My point is average human like all of us will never get to lab thats way even thinking about ambient room temp is little bit ridiculous but that's just my point of view.
And that's a valid point. But I note it is it currently 58°F outside where I live right now and 68°F in this office. What if I lived in Dallas right now where it is currently 94°F and my office was sitting at 82°F?

What purpose would your comparison of 3700X and AM4 cooler serve if comparing temps in those two locations - even if identical computers? What is learned?

Lionheart is right - a simple test doesn't hurt anyone. But everyone needs to understand any comparison is invalid when the playing field is not level.
 
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Okay test may not be 100% right but at least it's some what interesting to compare legendary CPU coolers like Le Grand Macho, NH-D15, Dark Rock Pro, etc.
 
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maybe i should allow to test ABC and XYZ to ?
That's up to you. And for sure, if you were comparing any other parameter besides temperatures, ambient temps would not matter.
 
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I would be glad to participate and share my temps, its an interesting idea, if:
it would be Prime95
test would have a specific ambient temperature
you would allow AIO coolers :)
 
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Why not intel burn test ? If your system is unstable it will show it to you that's a bonus.
You can test AIO i have nothing aginst it.
You have thermometer in your room i haven't!
 
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@Verbatim What multipliers are being sustained during IBT for you? From the similarity of our results, I suspect it's probably not staying above 4GHz. But that requires you to PrtScr during, not after, the 7th test. And mine only ran 6 times for some reason, even though I specified 7. Also, what's up with the 185W package power? That seems...a little off.

@ShrimpBrime my point is never that it only draws 65w. It'll only ever do that if you disable boost and run everything at 3.6GHz, then it draws only around 65-70w package power max, because that's what TDP is. My point is the TDP indirectly influences how long boost can be sustained, even though it technically has nothing to do with power draw. AMD traditionally regards (because Intel considers 65w to be mainstream, nowadays) 65w as being slightly lower power SKUs than their full power SKUs, which are thus more inclined to scale back the boost on sustained load. Whereas the 3800X both boosts higher and (should boost) longer, the 3700X seems to settle to the 4GHz mark pretty quickly.

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Temps are maxing out at 66c during the tests. U9S push-pull with A9s, up to about 1800rpm. 2 x A12x25 on intake, all running up to max speeds, but probably not during the first run, because the A12x25s are linked to VRM sensor temp. IBT is not a very demanding test; I've seen up to 90W and 77C on these settings.
 
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