AMD Ryzen 5 & 7 CPU Cooler Round Up

Is my Cooler Ryzen compatible?

AMD Ryzen 5 & 7 CPU Cooler Mega Test

Is my Cooler Ryzen compatible? 

Today not all CPU coolers are Ryzen-compatible out of the box, with many coolers either requiring mounting kit upgrades or simply lack any official support for the new platform. 

AM4 uses a different mounting solution than AMD's AM3+/FM2+ socket, with the new socket using a 90mm x 54mm mounting solution instead of AMD's traditional AM3+ 96mm x 48mm mounting solution. This means that most CPU coolers that use AMD's old AM3+ mounting holes will not be compatible with Ryzen. 

 

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

With AM4 AMD has used the same tab-based mounting solution as AM3+, allowing existing tab-based CPU coolers to be used with AMD's new AM4 platform. This means that coolers that use AMD's stock mounting hardware (below right) will work with Ryzen out of the box.  

If your CPU supports AMD's AM3-style clip-mounting mechanism, then your cooler already supports AM4.  

 

AMD Ryzen CPU Cooler Mega Test  AMD Ryzen CPU Cooler Mega Test
(Left, CPU cooler that uses AM3 mounting holes) (Right, Cooler that uses AMD mounting clips (AM4 compatible))  

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25-04-2017, 14:36:07

NeverBackDown
Such a shame for a low temp limit. This kinda hurts the argument that AMD platform is cheaper right now since you need to invest into a strong cooler to maintain the OCs most people aim forQuote

25-04-2017, 15:28:27

WYP
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Such a shame for a low temp limit. This kinda hurts the argument that AMD platform is cheaper right now since you need to invest into a strong cooler to maintain the OCs most people aim for
But at the same time how many people overclock on X99 without a large cooler.

I do agree with you, raising the thermal limit with Ryzen 2 would be fantastic, as it could allow even basic air cooling to handle higher overclocks/voltages. If it were 80 Degrees I think even the Cryorig H7 would have passed OC testing on the 8-core.Quote

25-04-2017, 15:36:06

Greenback
Thanks for all the work Tom and your helping hands, Was interesting how little difference between the 12v and 7v think I'd go for a little warmer quieter system.

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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Such a shame for a low temp limit. This kinda hurts the argument that AMD platform is cheaper right now since you need to invest into a strong cooler to maintain the OCs most people aim for
Tbh I'd think if your looking at overclocking either Intel or AMD you'd most lightly look at an AIOQuote

25-04-2017, 16:02:06

Streetguru
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Such a shame for a low temp limit. This kinda hurts the argument that AMD platform is cheaper right now since you need to invest into a strong cooler to maintain the OCs most people aim for
I use the $25 Hyper T4 to cooler my R7 1700 at 3800-3900mhz @ 1.4V and it seems to work just fine, granted I've upgraded the fan to a 140mm High Pressure Venturi fan, but it's probably not too much better than the stock fan. fan ran at 100% RPM, controled by a Sentry Mix 2 fan controller, super handy to have btw

Rarely breaks 60C running in a hot shed.

I would highly recommend a deepcool gammax 400 instead though, as it has cut outs to fit RAM, i wouldn't be able to put RAM into the 1st slot if I needed to upgrade to 32GBs, since I can't turn the heatsink on AM4 anyways.Quote

25-04-2017, 18:53:31

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
Tbh I'd think if your looking at overclocking either Intel or AMD you'd most lightly look at an AIO
most enthusiasts would, but not everyone will. Especially those people buying the 1600/x CPUs. Either way, spending all that money on a cooler hurts the "cheaper" argument people, including me, would use. It'll still end up cheaper of course than an intel system, but still more money is still more money.Quote
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