Cooler Master reveals fanless CPU cooler prototype at Computex 2024

Will Ryzen 9000 usher in a golden age of passive PCs?

AMD revealed their Ryzen 9000 series of desktop processors at Computex 2024, and I was shocked to see that their Ryzen 7 9700X had a TDP of just 65 watts. Now that Cooler Master has revealed their new fanless CPU cooler prototype, I think we may have uncovered a match made in heaven.

If you want a quiet PC, you will use quiet PC fans at the lowest RPMs that you can get away with. If you want a silent PC, you will want something passively cooled. Cooler Master’s new fanless CPU cooler prototype has no moving parts. This heatsink just sits there and works. Its lack of moving parts makes it crazy reliable. Beyond that, it was cooling an i9-129ooK on the Computex show floor.

Paired with this passive CPU cooler is a passively-cooled X Silent series PSU. Cooler Master revealed this series of PSUs at Computex 2024. Specifically, this system uses an X Silent Edge 850W power supply.

Shame there isn’t a passive GPU to complete this Cooler Master setup

Pair this Cooler Master fanless CPU cooler with a 65W CPU like AMD’s new Ryzen 7 9700X, and you should have a quiet system that remains cool under load. That’s crazy isn’t it? It’s a shame that there aren’t any high-performance passive GPUs on the market. This setup from Cooler Master makes me want to try and build a silent gaming PC. That said, there are GPUs that feature some very quiet fans. Perhaps it is possible to build a near-silent gaming PC with components like this?

Currently, it is unclear if Cooler Master will be bringing this passive CPU cooler to market. Personally, I would love to see more silent heatsink options. This is especially true now that I know the Ryzen 9 9700X has a 65W TDP. Can this CPU be work well with passive coolers? I guess we will have to test that when the CPU launches.

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