AMD Ryzen Threadripper to ship with Asetek retention kit?

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 26 2017 @ 22:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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A week ago there were rumors about AMD potentially shipping a liquid cooling solution with its upcoming Ryzen Threadripper CPUs. It seems these rumors were wrong, but not entirely off the bat, either.

GamersNexus received word from a manufacturer (who wishes to remain anonymous) that AMD's Threadripper processors will ship with an Asetek liquid cooler retention kit.

This means there will be no watercooling bundled with Threadripper, but you do get mounting tools that enable you to fit existing Asetek-made AiO watercooling kits. This includes the NZXT Kraken series, the EVGA CLC series, and Corsair's H100iV2 and H115i.

These coolers will cover the Threadripper die area but will not cover the entire integrated heatspreader (IHS). It won't look pretty but Threadripper's huge IHS means there are no coolers on the market yet that can fully accommodate it:
As discussed in our past coverage, the copper coldplate is sufficiently large to cover the Threadripper die area, though will not make full contact with the IHS. We won't be sure how much this matters until we have the CPU in hand, but Threadripper's spacing between the dies does imply that they will be outside of the central mass of the microfins. We'll test this once we have a CPU. Asetek's copper coldplates are the same size on all of its Gen 4, Gen 4.5, and Gen 5 pumps.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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