Update, 8/9/17, 9:13pm PT: Added pricing information.
Original article, 8/9/17, 12:45pm PT:
Another day, another company announces all-on-one cooler support for AMD’s HEDT Threadripper processor. What sets Enermax’s announcement apart from everyone else in the industry is the fact that the company designed these coolers specifically for socket TR4 processors. Whereas other companies are simply including updated TR4 brackets with their existing coolers, Enermax went the extra mile with a cold plate large enough to to completely cover the massive Threadripper processor.
In fact, we believe the Liqtech TR4 360 and TR4 240 are the first, if not the only, all-in-one liquid CPU coolers on the market with a copper cold plate that covers 100% of the processor’s integrated heat spreader. The colossal cold plate features the company’s patented shunt channel technology. Enermax explained the patented design as such:
At the right position, this shunt prevents the formation of the boundary layers. The coolant can absorb more heat and the cooler achieves a much better cooling performance. Apart from that, Enermax successfully enhances the liquid flow inside the cold plate: Without the “Boundary Layer” obstacle, the heated coolant gains space to leave the hot spot area much quicker. More cool liquid can be pushed through the fins.
In addition to the new full cover copper cold plate, Enermax has also outfitted both coolers with a new high flow rate pump capable of moving up to 450 liters of coolant per hour. The Liqtech line of coolers both employ the use of high fin count aluminum radiators that are available in both 360mm and 240mm sizes. Both coolers are equipped with 120mm fans capable of producing more than 102CFM at 2,300 RPM. The company claimed these cooler are capable of dissipating up to 500W of heat energy.
|Enermax||Liqtech TR4 360||Liqtech TR4 240|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||120 x 402 x 28mm||120 x 270 x 39mm|
|Fan Speed||500 - 2,300RPM||500 - 2,300RPM|
|Fan Voltage||12V DC||12V DC|
|Max Airflow||23.81 - 102.17 CFM||23.81 - 102.17 CFM|
|Fan Noise||14 - 28 dB(A)||14 - 28 dB(A)|
|Pump Speed||3,000 RPM||3,000 RPM|
|Pump Voltage||12V DC||12V DC|
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This cooler would be great for EPYC processors, if someone wants to build a machine at home without suffering from the noise that server fans create.Reply
The engineering that went into that socket are simply amazing for a consumer system. It's good that it finally has a specially designed cooler that this particular chip needs.Reply
The other companies went the lazy rout, Enermax already owned all of them. More and more people and companies are realizing intel is doneso, just bet on the cpu touched by god (Jim Keller).Reply
Fanboying aside, it is understandable that companies wouldn't want to redesign their products for an unconventional and niche product.Reply
So Tom's Hardware, how about a comparison of liquid cooling tech on TR4? It would be cool to see if the full coverage water block really provides better cooling than the adapted blocks.
TR4... sounds like a Terminator or something. Who is naming things at AMD? Give them a raise.
This thing sounds so awesome. Good on Enermax.Reply
great marketing move. in reality, the threadripper ihs works so well that hilbert hagedoorn was able to touch it after 1 hour of aida 65 and it was (outside of the asetek cold plate) lukewarm to the touch.Reply
Enough of the hyperbole. This is wrong for three reason.20044220 said:The other companies went the lazy rout, Enermax already owned all of them. More and more people and companies are realizing intel is doneso, just bet on the cpu touched by god (Jim Keller).
First, It's not lazy to offer extra options to your customers. Lots of people already have existing liquid cooling components and don't want to buy newer versions due to a platform switch. Releasing new mounting brackets lets people use what they already have for minimal cost. It may not perform as well as TR$-specific coolers, but it's good enough for most people. It's good business to take care of your existing customers.
Second, plenty of the companies releasing the new brackets are also making TR4 specific parts as well. Again, options for their customers.
Third, most AIO coolers license Asetek's patent or even Asetek's actual block. The companies selling these adapter brackets may not be able to change the block for legal reasons.
Something may or may not already be in the works.20044922 said:So Tom's Hardware, how about a comparison of liquid cooling tech on TR4? It would be cool to see if the full coverage water block really provides better cooling than the adapted blocks.