More Threadripper waterblocks, including an unfamiliar name

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 19, 2017 - 03:59 PM |
Tagged: XSPC, water cooler, Threadripper, RayStorm Neo, Bykski, amd, A-RYZEN-Th-X

[H]ard|OCP have been hard at work testing a variety of Threadripper compatible AIO watercoolers, sometimes with their own adapters as these products are very new.  They just revisited the XSPC RayStorm Neo which performed exceptionally and also note that the retail version will not feature mounting for AM4 processors.  The second waterblock they tested was the Bykski A-RYZEN-Th-X, not a familiar name but also a very effective choice for cooling ThreadRipper processors.  Take a look at the testing process as well as their recommended methods for properly spreading thermal paste on AMD's new big silicon.

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"We have been waiting for AMD Threadripper CPU custom cooling parts to make their way to us. We have our first two purpose-built Threadripper waterblocks from XSPC and Bykski. We put both these coolers to the test with our 4GHz overclocked Threadripper in hour long stress tests to see how our temperatures fare."

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September 19, 2017 | 06:46 PM - Posted by quest4glory

No link?

September 19, 2017 | 07:13 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Dang, fixed.

I can't forget the one at the bottom of the article though.

September 20, 2017 | 02:24 AM - Posted by James

It seems like they should have created a smaller 4 channel memory socket with just two die on it. The HEDT market is too small to support that by itself though, and with how low cost the Epyc processors are (compared to Intel's ridiculous prices), I don't know where such a product would fit in the workstation/server market with Epyc. The Ryzen Pro line with 8 core / 16 threads is plenty enough for the low end workstations. The set up with ThreadRipper being the same socket/package as Epyc just makes me want to get an Epyc processor. I don't think I can really even justify getting ThreadRipper over a Ryzen 7 1800x though.

September 20, 2017 | 01:55 PM - Posted by ThatsAnArmHoldingsJoint (not verified)

No you are very wrong! 8 memory channels are great for Workstation/Server workloads and VM/Containers where Epyc/NUMA mode is really great and those VM/Containerized workloads really like 8 or more channels if they can get them.

Threadripper is really not a TRUE Workstation platform with its non Tested/Certified for ECC CPU/MB SKUs and Epyc's/MB's 8 memory channels and 128 PCIe lanes are very welcome for those professional users that need all the memory bandwith that 8 memory channels can offer, ditto for the number of SSD/NVM drives that can be attatched over PCIe connectivity for multi-8k encoding workloads.

The level of extra/extended support that comes under that Epyc branding is also very important with those 3 year parts warrienties being standard for CPU/MB(Epyc/SP3) and the extended product support from AMD/MB partners offer for any Epyc/SP3(MB) branded parts.

The Epyc 1P "P" CPU SKUs and their SP3 single socket motherboard SKUs reprsent a better core for core and feature for feature deal than AMD's consumer/Threadripper offerings. And those Epyc/8 channel SP3 MBs offer more memory population options that can see users making use of more of the smaller capacity RDIMMS that cost less while still allowing the total system memory size to match any Threadripper 4 memory channel memory configurations that must take less of the higher capactity/costly($$$$$) RDIMMS to achieve an equal total memory size compared any Epyc CPU/MB platform.

One must do a cost/benifit analysis and a cost/feature analysis to any workstation/server option and AMD's Epyc 1P "P" CPU/MB(SP3) platform systems beat any Theadripper SKUs of a feature/feature cost/benefit metric. And that includes warreny support and CPU/MB extended firmware/hardware support time periods among other features offered.

September 20, 2017 | 02:12 PM - Posted by ThatsAnArmHoldingsJoint (not verified)

Edit: No you are very wrong

To: No you are very wrong to even think about Threadripper for workstation workloads when the 1p Epyc system are a better value than any Threadripper SKUs for workstation workloads.

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