AMD Ryzen 5 & 7 CPU Cooler Round Up

Introduction

AMD Ryzen 5 & 7 CPU Cooler Mega Test

Introduction

Over the past couple of weeks, everyone has been talking about Ryzen, whether it be overclocking potential, performance and the relative value of these new CPUs when compared to their nearest Intel equivalents. 

Today we will be looking at a Ryzen, specifically into how easily Ryzen can be cooled in both stock and overclocked configurations. We have assembled a large selection of CPU coolers, all of which are compatible with AMD's new Ryzen CPUs, with either native support out of the box or by using an aftermarket AM4 mounting kits.

 

Technical Specifications

CaseCorsair Air 240
MotherboardASUS X370 CrossHair VI Hero
CPUAMD R7 1800X, R5 1600X & R5 1500X
GPUNvidia GTX 980 Reference 
RAMCorsair LPX 3000MHz 8GB
PSUCorsair HX1000i
Cooling

Front:  2x Corsair ML140

Rear:   1x Corsair ML140

 

 

In this CPU cooler showdown we will be looking at both air and liquid coolers from Cryorig, Corsair, Cooler Master, Noctua and NZXT, using our Ryzen 7 1800X, Ryzen 5 1600X and Ryzen 5 1500X.   

We have also tested each CPU with their supplied reference cooling solution, which will allow you to compare your chosen cooler with AMD's Wraith cooler lineup.  

 AMD Ryzen 5 & 7 CPU Cooler Mega Test  

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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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