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Ryzen 3rd Gen CPU Blocks

Discussion in 'Watercooling' started by Apache14, 11 Jul 2019.

  1. Apache14


    Joined: 8 Oct 2013

    Posts: 625

    Hello All,

    Is there any word on any CPU Blocks that have been designed to be on the new multi die layout of Ryzen 3 processors (vs single center die) ?

    I have stripped my setup down to switch my 1700 with a 3900X and it occurred to me that the EK water block may not be as effective as it was on the old CPU.

    Thanks In Advance
  2. Yaayuh!


    Joined: 5 Nov 2010

    Posts: 20,475

    Given the design an density, the majority of the heat issue is before the IHS. So don't expect much from a new waterblock.
    Also, given the power design and FIT, you'll not benefit from throwing more voltage at it (extreme overclocking aside, of course).
  3. Apache14


    Joined: 8 Oct 2013

    Posts: 625

    For me I use the water cooling to reduce the temperature delta from idle to max load at stock (machine is on most of time)

    I appreciate that there is little room for OC on these chips outside of some serious efforts. But as the heat producing dies are no longer center of the chip I would have thought there would be some gains to be had in optimizing water flow over the 2 (or 3) dies. The IHS is soldered so I would have also thought there would be some hot spots above those dies