Cases/Cooling/PSUs

Since Threadripper was first spotted in the wild, enthusiasts interested in the CPU noticed just how big the CPU actually was. For the past several CPU generations, the size of the integrated heat spreader (IHS) on high-end platforms has not changed too much from either Intel nor AMD. Threadripper, however, is a game changer. It is nearly twice the size of an Intel LGA2066 CPU, and that much larger surface area is expected to have heatsink contact across the entire IHS for the best cooling results out of anything trying to cool it. A concern comes with existing heatsinks and their now diminutive base plates; they don’t cover the entire IHS. Heatsink and water-block makers are forced to update their designs or face potentially...

Senfu Watercooler Unit

As the clock speed of today's processors increases, so does the amount of heat that they dissipate. The quest for more efficient cooling techniques has lead companies to...

0 by Tillmann Steinbrecher on 3/22/2000

Athlon Cooler Roundup (March 2000)

Three new heatsinks have made it into our labs since last month's roundup. Looking to cool that Athlon of yours? Read on to find out if the...

0 by Tillmann Steinbrecher on 3/13/2000

Athlon Heatsink Roundup (February 2000)

A comparison of ten Athlon heatsinks available, with a special focus on high performance heatsinks suitable for overclocking

0 by Tillmann Steinbrecher on 2/21/2000

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