Corsair releases socket AM4 compatibility info

Corsair releases socket AM4 compatibility info

Corsair releases socket AM4 compatibility info

Corsair releases socket AM4 compatibility info

 
Over the past few days, we have been asked one simple question by out readers. Will Corsair's existing AIO CPU cooler lineup support AMD's upcoming Ryzen CPUs/AM4 socket?
 
We have now contacted Corsair and have confirmed that the company already has coolers on the market that support AM4 and that the company will be working on mounting kit upgrades for their other recent AIO liquid coolers. 
 
Below is a list that has been provided to us by Corsair, which lists all of the Corsair AIOs that currently support and will support AMD's AM4 CPU socket using Corsair's future upgrade kit.   
 
 
CoolerAM4 Compatability (Right Now)AM4 Compatability with an AM4 bracket/upgrade kit
H55NoYes
H60Yes-
H75NoYes
H80i V2 (H80i GT)NoYes
H100i (older model)Yes-
H100i GTNoYes
H100i V2 (H100i GTX)NoYes
H105NoYes
H110iYes-
H110i GTNoYes

  

If your cooler has not been included in this list, here is a basic guide which will let you know if your CPU cooler currently supports AMD's AM4 socket. 

Below is Corsair's clip based AM3/FM2 mount design, this mounting design will support AM4 as AMD has made their new clip-based CPU cooler mounts backwards compatible with older clip based cooler designs. 

If you CPU supports AMD's clip-mounting mechanism, then your cooler already supports AM4.  

      Corsair releases socket AM4 compatibility info  Corsair releases socket AM4 compatibility info
  

Moving onto Corsair's alternative AIO mount design, which screws into AMD's AM3 motherboard backplate, will not be compatible with AMD's AM4 CPU socket. 

AMD's new socket design will be using a 90mm x 54mm mounting solution instead of AMD's traditional AM3+ 96mm x 48mm mounting solution, which means that CPU coolers that screw into AMD's backplate or use their own will not be AM4 compatible.  

CPU coolers using the mounting kit pictured below will require an upgrade kit in order to be fitted onto AMD's new AM4 socket. 

 
 
CPU SocketLength    Height    
AM2/3/3+ FM2/2+96mm48mm
AM490mm54mm
 

 

Corsair releases socket AM4 compatibility info


Corsair has already told us that they will be shipping their new cooler mounting plate to users within the next few weeks. Hopefully, this upgrade will be free to users, with consumers only paying postage fro the new mounting plate. 

  

You can join the discussion on Corsair's AM4 compatibility on the OC3D Forums. 

  

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08-02-2017, 17:48:40

NeverBackDown
Bunch of bull. The h100i, the second gen they made to the original, is not supported. That's probably there most successful selling one. I seriously can't upgrade to Zen because I have to buy a new cooler all for a bracketQuote

08-02-2017, 19:28:14

g0ggles1994
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Bunch of bull. The h100i, the second gen they made to the original, is not supported. That's probably there most successful selling one. I seriously can't upgrade to Zen because I have to buy a new cooler all for a bracket
Which model is it? H100i, H100i GTX or H100i v2? Because I swear the original H100i had the square CPU block that uses AMD's mounting clips and the H100i GTX and v2 use the same as each other which will be getting the new upgrade kit. The original H100 however I swear uses AMD's mounting clips so that will fit regardless.

Also WYP with the pricing, Corsair told me the upgrade kit would be free if the cooler is within warranty.Quote

08-02-2017, 19:36:00

pig666eon
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Originally Posted by g0ggles1994 View Post
Which model is it? H100i, H100i GTX or H100i v2? Because I swear the original H100i had the square CPU block that uses AMD's mounting clips and the H100i GTX and v2 use the same as each other which will be getting the new upgrade kit. The original H100 however I swear uses AMD's mounting clips so that will fit regardless.

Also WYP with the pricing, Corsair told me the upgrade kit would be free if the cooler is within warranty.
can confirm that the h100 uses the standard motherboard bracket, i wonder if the cooler will still clamp tho with the extra height....Quote

08-02-2017, 20:04:58

g0ggles1994
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Originally Posted by pig666eon View Post
can confirm that the h100 uses the standard motherboard bracket, i wonder if the cooler will still clamp tho with the extra height....
I think where it says height, it means width between the holes, not the actual height of the bracket from the motherboard itself as WYP said here:

https://www.overclock3d.net/news/cpu..._cpu_coolers/1Quote

08-02-2017, 20:17:58

pig666eon
Quote:
Originally Posted by g0ggles1994 View Post
I think where it says height, it means width between the holes, not the actual height of the bracket from the motherboard itself as WYP said here:

https://www.overclock3d.net/news/cpu..._cpu_coolers/1
well if thats the case then it wont matter since the clips on the actual bracket is centered anyway, just got a bit confused with the hole height thing could they not have used width? lolQuote
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