One of the important revelations from AMD's recent Ryzen Threadripper 2 announcement wasn't just that the upcomming processors would have more cores - going from 16 to 32 in the case of the top SKUs - but that power consumption would be going up as well. Thankfully unlike the core count it's not doubling, but AMD's official 250W requirement is a good bit higher than Threadripper 1's 180W, and, as a result, Threadripper 2 will be in want of new coolers. To build a cooling system supplied with the new CPUs, AMD teamed up with Cooler Master to product the new cooler. The cooler will be sold separately, through Cooler Master's distribution network.

The Wraith Ripper is a massive megacooler with tens of aluminum fins heatpipes and a fan. Following the recent industrial trends, the cooling system has addressable RGB lighting and a special app for customization. The device will be able to cool down TR4 CPUs that dissipate up to 250 W of power in stock, but heavily-overclocked Threadripper II CPUs will probably require liquid cooling.

Cooler Master says that the Wraith Ripper will not only ensure sufficient cooling for AMD’s 32-core CPUs, but will also guarantee compatibility with memory modules featuring tall heat spreaders.

Pricing of the Wraith Ripper in retail remains to be seen, but users will have to purchase it separately. AMD stated that it will be distributed by Cooler Master and their network, rather than by AMD.

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  • Dr. Swag - Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - link

    Is the fan a 140mm? Reply
  • DanNeely - Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - link

    According to Tom's only 120mm. https://www.tomshardware.com/news/threadripper-2-w... Reply
  • Agent Smith - Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - link

    That’s f’ing massive !!
    Those boards must have some reinforcement?
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  • Agent Smith - Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - link

    Probably just go liquid after looking at that size. Reply
  • milkywayer - Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - link

    The problem with going liquid is, if anything goes wrong with the liquid e.g. leakage, you'll be writing off the motherboard and gpu etc. I'll live with the +3db higher fan noise and slightly higher temps with an air cooler. Reply
  • Fujikoma - Thursday, June 21, 2018 - link

    Depends. I have a huge case which makes it easy to place under the motherboard. The odds of a leak are pretty small with an All In One solution and my TR is my first foray into water cooling. I have to keep my workstation in an attic with no a.c. and the temps are over 100 in the summer. Works like a charm. It's also a lot less stress from weight on the motherboard compared to the massive coolers I had to use for my previous Xeon. Reply
  • ACE76 - Thursday, June 21, 2018 - link

    If you get a brand name AIO, they will pay for damages caused by a leak...they rarely, if ever leak. Reply
  • evernessince - Thursday, June 21, 2018 - link

    Liquid isn't feasible in a business or work environment. Chance for failure and damage is too high. Corsair has an average fail rate of 3.4%. For a single company buying 1,000 system that means 34 systems will experience some sort of failure and potential damage and downtime. A single leak could lead to 5K plus in damages and loss of work. Pump breaks during a render? CPU could very likely fry. The same issues do not apply to air coolers. Reply
  • srsly_bro - Thursday, June 21, 2018 - link

    Looks like someone failed high school statistics. 3.4% does not mean 34 per 1000 will fail. There failure rate was derived from the population, not a sample of 1000. It's possible you can have 1000 units and none go bad. Go study please Reply
  • Flying Aardvark - Thursday, June 21, 2018 - link

    What a dick. You are not as educated as you think you are. No shit that 3.4% failure rate doesn't mean 34 of a random sample of 1000 are guaranteed to fail, but it is pretty likely. 3.4% of failure rate is the chance any one of them can fail on you and that's very high. Sorry you were so butthurt over what evernessince had to say. Uncivil twat. Reply

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