Threadripper 2950X Cooling – Arctic Freezer 240 Liquid Cooler Review
Ripper CPUs, as I was recently able to get hold of the new 2950 X I've tested this cooler with the new second generation of thread Ripper, to see just how well it holds up. After previously reviewing the Arctic freeze a 33 threader per CPU cooler. They also sent over the freezer to 40 all in one liquid cooler, so in this review, i've retested the air cooler to see how it compares and help you decide if it's worth paying more for the a. I are taking a look at the cooler it's, your typical aluminium radiator, with a matte black finish in copper, cold plate. The radiator is 120 millimeters by 272 millimeters by 38 millimeters without any fans, and then the fans are also 25 millimeters thick. So, with all fans mounted you're, looking at a total 88 millimeter thickness worth keeping in mind as you'll need a fair bit of space to mount it, the tubing is 326 millimeters long, so that may also limit how far away you can mount it. In my case, for instance, it wouldn't reach mounted at the front. It comes with 4 120 millimeter optic fans and to get mounted to either side of the radiator, so one side will be pushing air through, while the other will be pulling it out. I suppose you could also run with just two fans instead, but I didn't have time to test this. Unfortunately, my time with the 2950 X was very limited.
This does appear to give us quite a lot of cooling capacity. There optic list that it has a max cooling performance of 350 watts with a recommended TDP up to 300 watts. The 2950 X is listed with a 180 watt TDP at stock, so this should do just fine. The freezer 240 can also be used on these Intel and AMD sockets it's, not specifically designed for thread Ripper like the Fraser 33 TR Edition is just eyeballing. The copper cold plate it's clear that it's not going to give 100 coverage of the thread receiver year, but as we'll see soon, the temperatures are still pretty good. Installation was a little challenging, as the cooler has fans on both the top and bottom. It was quite large, luckily, the Thermaltake 4u 71 case that I'm testing in is quite large, too. I was able to move the mounting bracket on the top out, so wouldn't hit the motherboard in order to screw it into the top. I also had to hold the radiator in place with two loose fans on top while trying to screw it in. At the same time, this was much easier as a two person job. Otherwise, it mounts to the motherboard using the bracket included with the threat Ripper CPU, but there are other brackets included in the box for the other, supported CPU sockets. I'Ll also note that I used optics included MX for thermal paste. In all of my testing. All testing was done with an ambient room temperature of 18 degrees Celsius, and as mentioned, I was also using AMD's latest 2950 x 16 core thread Ripa CPU.
My thermal take view 71 case just had to intake fans on the front and a single exhaust fan on the back. I mounted the freezer to 40 cooler at the top, so it would pull therein as this was the suggested configuration in optics installation guide and from the testing I've seen it doesn't really seem to matter that much which way you do. This I've tested the 2950 exit idol under stress test using a 264 of stock speeds and then, while overclocked to 4.1 gigahertz on all cores at one point: 3, 5 volts. So with that in mind, let's see how well it did when compared to the freezer 33. Tr air cooler at idle. There was just a couple of degrees difference and this didn't change that much when moving up to the ADA 64 stress tested stock with the 4.1 gigahertz, all core overclock applied the gap between the two widens a bit more to around 5 degrees Celsius. Each test was left running for an hour, so it had stabilized at these temperatures by that time the temperatures aren't the only important factor there. How loud does the cooler go? As mentioned? The case has three additional fans which are contributing to the overall volume I didn't unplug them for testing, as I don't think that represents a real world example. Additionally, it's worth keeping in mind that the thumb will take v70 one case is fairly open with wide gaps between the glass, so you'd probably get better results with a fully closed case.
With that in mind, let's take a listen to each of these tests at idle. The liquid cooler was just a little louder, while under stress test the Akula state around the same while the liquid cooler got louder with the overclock applied again. The air cooler huddle II changed it all, while the liquid cooler was around the same as without the earth. O'Clock, it makes sense that the liquid cool that was louder there. It does have full fans compared to one considering the differences in temperatures vary. The air cooler is doing quite a good job of keeping up it's, not that much warmer and is certainly quite out and easier to install I'm thinking. The air cooler is doing such a good job because it comes into contact with more of the CPU granted. It still doesn't cover the full AHS either, but it is actually designed for thread Ripper, whereas the freezer 240 is just listed as a thread river supported cooler. As for the price difference, the freezer 240 aro is listed at 85 US dollars on optics website, while the freezer 33 TI air cooler is just 48 dollars. You can check updated pricing with the links in the description. It really seems like you're, getting a better price to performance ratio just going with the air cooler, at least for thread robot that's, not to say that a AO is bad. The a cooler is just really good for thread robot in my review of the freezer 33.
I noted that it was around half the price of an October cooler and wasn't that far behind in cooling capacity, it's a really good option for the money Arctic also have the larger 360 AO cooler with six fans. It would be interesting to see how that compares to the 240 or, if, instead, they put out an a io that covers more of the thread: Ripper CPU. So what did you guys think of the Arctic freezer 240 CPU cooler? It was definitely capable of keeping the second generation 29 50x cool. Even while we were clocked under a stress test, but deucer, it was a bit louder than one of Arctic zone. Air coolers. I suspect that the results would be more favorable when cooling, some other type of CPU save Rison, for instance, as the whole CPU would be covered there. Let me know which of these coolers you'd pick down in the comments and don't forget to subscribe for future tech.