Originally Posted by brucethemoose
Almost seems excessive since TR apparently has a clockspeed wall just like Ryzen. But this is OCN, so there is no such thing
I guess it would fit EPYC CPUs too since it's the same socket.
a few months have passed, and now you can see that it is not excessive....as a matter of fact, this should be a entry level waterblock for tr4, as the jet fins are still not so tall, and if they made those 3 times as taller, temps would at least be 7 8 c over delta lower at load.....
you also need to understand that on 7 nm threadripper will come in 32 cores with overclocks of about 4.8/5.2 Ghz on all cores...these waterblocks will not handle the heat possibly even at default clock speeds
Theoretically 6 Ghz would be feasible if they made like they did on Intel a smaller L3 cache with a bigger L2 one(but awfully not power efficient, so they not gonna do that), and EPYC will come with 64 cores , with 20% default higher clock speeds...
if AMD was to unlock Series 7000 CPUs as it always did on opterons, or if BLCK overclock works on them, You gonna need definitely to move away from copper onto Pyrolitic Graphene solutions for CPU cooling, which in worse case scenarios will dissipate heat twice as fast as copper and with high quality ones up to 4 times.
It is very well possible that for HEDT and Server CPUs this can likely be the last year of copper waterblocks and even IHS if they can achieve enough structural strenght.Edited by Aby67 - 11/24/17 at 10:54pm