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.

Want to keep up to date with all of our Computex 2018 Coverage?
Follow AnandTech's breaking news here!
Comments Locked


View All Comments

  • shadowx360 - Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - link

    I'd rather go with liquid cooling for 250W TDP so I'm not just heating up the entire case and VRMs. I'd also rather go with an Arctic cooler regardless considering they're magically better than all their competitors including Corsair and CoolerMaster while being quieter. Best kept secret if your case can fit it.
  • BurntMyBacon - Thursday, June 21, 2018 - link

    Their liquid cooler looks like the same Asetek rebrand as (almost) everyone else. The fans aren't anything special either. How much magic is in these things?
  • close - Thursday, June 21, 2018 - link

    If you set up your fans properly you don't have to worry about heating up the case and the VRM. And if you worry about the VRM you should choose a cooler blowing air top-town, towards the MB, not parallel with the MB. This way you'll have airflow over the RAM and VRM.
  • campcreekdude - Thursday, June 21, 2018 - link

    I'm gonna troll just like those stat trolls up there (have you read this thread its funny).
    But anyways here is my troll, he many not have to worry about setting up the fans as much with liquid cooler. I have liquid cooler and still have fans set up right though.
  • Outlander_04 - Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - link

    Its times like this that make me wish Scythe still made the Orichi

Log in

Don't have an account? Sign up now