ID Cooling has introduced its new twin-tower 'mega cooler' for mainstream processors that is rated for a TDP of up to 280 watts. The SE-70 cooling system is designed for upcoming enthusiast-class CPUs from AMD and Intel that need a lot of cooling when overclocked. Only time will tell if it's one of the best CPU coolers.
The intensified competition on the market of enthusiast-grade mainstream processors for desktops have led to increase of their TDP in the recent years. Formally, modern processors dissipate from 95 watts to 125 watts and can be cooled down using relatively modest coolers. But if someone wants them to hit their maximum dynamic turbo clocks, they have to use considerably more powerful cooling systems. For many, the obvious choice is a closed-loop liquid cooling system, but others prefer good-old air coolers that are sometimes struggling to keep up with modern performance requirements.
The ID Cooling SE-70 is a rather classic mega cooler that features a twin-tower design with dozens of aluminum fins, a copper base, seven 6-mm heat pipes, and two 120 mm fans. The unit weighs rather 1.3 kilograms and measures 122×141×156 mm, too large for a mainstream PC chassis, but not too huge for an enthusiast-grade PC case. Meanwhile, those who plan to use the cooling system will have to ensure that its large dimensions do not block space for memory modules with larger heatsinks.
Keeping in mind that AMD has recommended to use 360-mm closed-loops liquid coolers with is Ryzen 5000-series processors and Intel's upcoming Rocket Lake-S CPUs might likely be rather hot too, mainstream platforms for enthusiasts are going to need advanced air coolers like ID Cooling's SE-70 that is rated for up to 280 W.
The fans with hydraulic bearing spin at a 700 RPM ~ 1800 RPM speed to produce an up to 76.16 CFM air pressure while generating an up to 35.2 dBA noise level.
The SE-70 is designed for AMD's processors in AM4 packaging as well as Intel's CPUs in LGA1200/115x/20xx form-factors. Given design of its base and some other factors, the manufacturer decided not to equip its SE-70 with a mounting mechanism for AMD's sTR4 platform.
So far, ID Cooling's SE-70 has been announced only in China and Japan, so it is unclear whether and when it will be available elsewhere. But since demand for high-performance air coolers exists in general, either ID Cooling or its rivals will offer mega coolers rated for 280W or higher in Europe and the U.S.
"Keeping in mind that AMD has recommended to use 360-mm closed-loops liquid coolers with is Ryzen 5000-series processors and Intel's upcoming Rocket Lake-S CPUs might likely be rather hot too, mainstream platforms for enthusiasts are going to need advanced air coolers like ID Cooling's SE-70 that is rated for up to 280 W. "
First of all AMD has announced the Ryzen 5000 series should slot around the TDP (if not the same or below) of the 3000 series. In fact many people till this day have failed to realize that for example, the Ryzen 5600X is a 65Watts TDP cpu, when the old 3600X is a 95Watts part.
We all know TDP does not tell even half of the story, but I realy don't believe you will need a 360mm closed loop liquid cooler or a 280watts twin tower one to cool down every single Ryzen 5000 series, and specially not at stock settings.
Of course once you hit the OC land thats a whole new story.
I can't not talk about Rocket Lake desktop chips cause they are still far away, but if I have to guess they will probably get as hotter as the 10th gen series.
Looks like Scythe fans met with a Thermalright heatsink.
That, and the blasted IHS reduces the efficiency of any cooler put on the cpu.
I wish direct die cooling was more popular with cpus, but that is its own can of worms...
Back when it was he norm in the desktop market I never had to many problems with it. It does require a little more care and respect for the HS mounting process as damage to the CPU die is possible but honestly it wasn't horribly hard either. And thermal transfer was so much more efficient. At ther very least It would be a nice option. I am sure Intel and AMD would both love to charge us a premuim for the the privilege/hazard to our CPUs...
That's not completely precise. 142W is the default PPT limit for 105W TDP processors. Motherboard manufacturers are free to ignore that with PBO enabled; the ASRock Taichi X570 and the MSI X570 Godlike raise the maximum for PPT to 1000W and the Gigabyte X570 Ryzen Master to 500W. Not that you'd get within a mile of those, of course, but you can exceed 142W with motherboards that allow you to do so.
I've had my eye on Der8auer's X299 direct die frame, but never pulled the trigger, because at the time, I wasn't comfortable delidding a ~600USD cpu myself...
So I shipped my cpu to Silicon Lottery for delidding and binning some time before finding out about the DDF.
All I really need to do is put a stronger cooler on it if I want to run it at a stable 4.6ghz. Not worth it to take it apart again, IMO.
Now, whether the SE 70 will top a NH-D15...
Oh, well that's a bummer...
I'm not even sure what conspiracy you're alleging; the sentence makes absolutely no sense.