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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  • close - Thursday, June 21, 2018 - link

    The problem isn't "liquid cooling is bad" but rather "consumer grade liquid cooling isn't good enough".

    Most servers still rely on good old fashioned copper+fan combination. Relatively low tech and reliable. Now you're replacing the "indestructible" copper heatsink with a liquid cooling loop. Basically you're introducing the possibility of having a water leak in your servers. You must have a seriously good reason to to this. Most people/businesses don't.
  • Outlander_04 - Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - link

    There are plenty of liquid cooled work station pc's in the world. They are common even.

    Besides every heat pipe air cooler is also full of liquid, and most often that liquid is water
  • cmdrdredd - Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - link

    Or just a well designed back plate to support the weight. No different than the Noctua Tower Coolers that have been in use for years.
  • 29a - Sunday, June 24, 2018 - link

    It may screw directly to the motherboard tray. I seem to recall some P4 coolers that screwed directly to the motherboard tray.
  • Dragonstongue - Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - link

    I sure hope AMD makes 1000000000000% sure if meets or exceeds their rating, as I really do not "trust" CM rating numbers, while they make decent stuff, they often over and under numbers things to "make a sale" or rebadge old products as new and slap a larger price ticket

    (example hyper 212+ becomes master air does not really cool any better but costs an extra ~$20)
    or claiming that hyper 212 is "180w tdp capable" when other coolers such as H7 are only rated for 150w an easily outperform it, or numerous case fans they rate for very high CFM at crazy low DB noise levels (which they cannot achieve in the real world)

    This seems like one hell of a beefy cooler, hopefully they also make sure the mounting is top notch because likely the cost of the cooler is going to be very much up there (likely in the $100+ range, just going by the sheer size of it, when comparing other massive coolers like megahalem or noctua d14/d15 or scythe mugen etc)

    odd is not 140mm or at least capable of using them if one should desire to get best performance via 120mm or quieter via 140mm.for how tight the fins are or seem to be, likely it will mean need of high pressure fans A and B I cannot directly see how it will NOT interfere with ram modules (but pictures are hard to guesstimate at)

    is sexy in a big blocky kind of way, they could have also made the top "cap" be unblemished by screws and instead place them on the sides of the cap ^.^
  • jtd871 - Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - link

    I bet those screws are for mounting.
  • mode_13h - Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - link

    ...and that's just what they'll do.
  • mkaibear - Thursday, June 21, 2018 - link

    "or one of these days that cooler's gonna fall on the GPU"
  • PeachNCream - Thursday, June 21, 2018 - link

    Alternately, lay the motherboard flat rather than propping it up on one of its edges and component weight is a much less significant problem.
  • mjeffer - Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - link

    Regardless of marketing and pricing strategies that they may have taken (I haven't needed a new cooler in a rather long time), the 212 EVO was one hell of a cooler for the price.

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