can we have a discussion about cooling the new Zen 2 chips (especially regarding 3800X/3900X/3950X)?
What I think are some caveats:
1) High heat disposition because of the 7 nm process' density.
2) Chiplet design. Instead of having one monolotihic die in the middle of the package there are chiplets allocated in different parts of the package.
3) AMD vs Intel concave/convex controversy.
4) The lower the temperature, the better PBO works.
I would also like to give some more ressources to the above points.
Chiplet design of Zen: https://i.imgur.com/6NQ8QD4.jpg
Recommended thermal paste application: https://i.imgur.com/Rp8w5kV.jpg
Concave/Convex base plate problems: https://www.overclock.net/forum/246-...l#post27938574
High temperatures across different Ryzen 3000 reviews, even with high end air coolers like NH-D15 SE.
Does anyone with a Ryzen 3000/Zen 2 have some insight into those topics?
What should one get when looking for the best cooling performance?
What I've gathered from posts and user feedbacks accross forums and reddit:
High end air coolers like NH-D15 SE, Le Grand Macho or Dark Rock 4 Pro are being pushed to the max, because the heat transfers isn't as efficient as with older CPUs.
AIOs are still crap.
High End AIOs like Eisbär or equivalent are better than above mentioned air coolers.
The gap between custom water cooling and high end coolers widens more and is maybe necessary for 3900X/3950X OC.
What do you guys think and how are you going to cool your new Ryzen builds?