AMD Ryzen 5 & 7 CPU Cooler Round Up

AMD Ryzen 5 & 7 CPU Cooler Mega Test


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

Case Corsair Air 240
Motherboard ASUS X370 CrossHair VI Hero
CPU AMD R7 1800X, R5 1600X & R5 1500X
GPU Nvidia GTX 980 Reference 
RAM Corsair LPX 3000MHz 8GB
PSU Corsair HX1000i

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