AMD Ryzen 5 & 7 CPU Cooler Round Up

Test Rig Overview

AMD Ryzen 5 & 7 CPU Cooler Mega Test

Test Rig Overview

Our test setup consisted of the following components.

 

CaseCorsair Air 240
MotherboardASUS X370 CrossHair VI Hero
CPUR7 1800X, R5 1600X & R5 1500X
GPUNvidia GTX 980 Reference 
RAMCorsair LPX 3200MHz 16GB
PSUCorsair HX1000i
Cooling

Front:  2x Corsair ML140

Rear:   1x Corsair ML140

 

For this collection of tests, the reasons behind our hardware choice should be obvious. For these tests, we have used the OC3D motherboard test rig, using the ASUS ROG CrossHair VI Hero, the most recent Ryzen motherboard that we have reviewed in a chassis and system that is already running and ready for some thermal testing.  

With this case,  we will be testing a large variety of CPU both air and AIO water coolers in a temperature controlled room, allowing us to accurately compare and contrast each cooler that we have tested.  

At the time of writing, not many CPU coolers support AMD's AM4 socket out of the box, so we have taken out every AM4-ready CPU cooler that we have close to hand, with all  the coolers in this review either coming with either native AM4 support or support through the use of official mounting kit upgrade packs. 

 

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Most Recent Comments

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.

Quote:
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
Quote:
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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