You might have noticed our excitement about AMD's Threadripper over the last year, both in terms of performance
. Given that AMD will soon be rolling out its 32-Core 2990X processor, we have been getting things in line for it in terms of overclocking and cooling. We have two more dies down on the substrate this time around so assuredly we will be dealing with larger package power peaks and heat to deal with.
For our cooling testing, XSPC sent over its all metal Raystorm NEO Water Block
. The block is of the same design than we have used so much in the past
, sans the acrylic top.
The rest of the top performers that we will run through testing again are the Watercool Heatkiller 4
, the Koolance 400A-S v2
, and the Phanteks Glacier C399A
. These four blocks were our top performers within a few degrees of each other in our 4GHz overclocked Threadripper 1950X testing.
You might be wondering why we are not seeing redesigned blocks since we are moving from 2-Dies to 4-Dies. The fact is that all of these water blocks are already built "correctly" in terms of cold-plate and micro-fin footprint, and how these move coolant across the tops of the dies. I do not think these companies knew that a 4-Die Threadripper was upon us, but building these the way they did actually made these appropriate for EPYC cooling as well. It was also likely more cost effective in terms of the machining processes too.
Now, AMD, bring on the 2900X Threadripper!
Posted by Kyle 2:45 PM (CDT)