Fractal Design Offers Free AM4 Upgrade Kits For Kelvin Series Coolers

Fractal Design announced that owners of its Kelvin Series water cooling systems can now request a free AM4 upgrade kit to prepare for AMD Ryzen.

The Kelvin Series was introduced in December 2014 and updated in June 2015 with support for the 2011-v3 socket, a low pump speed cable, and a small groove in the bottom of their fittings meant to make it harder to accidentally remove a tube, among other changes. Fractal Design offers three models in the series: the T12 has a single radiator, the S24 has two, and the S36 has three. The models also differ in size but are otherwise similar.

Fractal Design said the Kelvin Series coolers already support the following sockets--Intel: 775, 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011, 2011-v3; AMD: AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+ and, of course, they will also support the new AM4 socket once the upgrade kits have shipped.

Here's what the company said about the AM4 upgrade kits in a press release:

Owners of the Kelvin T12, S24 and S36 choosing to update to the new AM4 socket processor from AMD will be able to apply online via our Support Ticket System. Kelvin users requesting an upgrade kit will be required to upload a copy of their AMD Ryzen CPU or AM4 supported motherboard receipt via “attach a file”.

Expect to see plenty of announcements of this sort in the coming weeks. Ryzen finally debuted today, and judging by the fact that at least some of the CPUs are once again sold out on Amazon and other retailers, many people are going to be scrambling to update their systems to support the new chips. You can learn more about how one member of the brand new Ryzen lineup--the constantly sold-out 1800X--performs in our review of the processor.

Kelvin Series owners can apply for an AM4 upgrade kit via the Fractal Design website.

Nathaniel Mott
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