Our TechN CPU Waterblock for AM4 is highly optimized for AMD Ryzen processors and delivers top notch performance. For Enthusiasts willing to push it to the limits, there is a new tool called ClockTuner for Ryzen (CTR).
It’s still Beta and needs some fixes but already very powerful: Hosted by Guru3d.com, IgorsLAB.de, Hardwareluxx.de and Overclockers.ua the CTR gives you oversight for the capabilities of your Ryzen CPU and enables overclocking and undervolting of each individual CCX. There is support for Zen2 Ryzen 3000 and Threadripper.
We are very proud to provide the waterblock of choice to @1usmus – Our new TechN CPU Waterblock for AM4:
In order to minimize the impact of negative effects on silicon, custom water cooling should be used (this is very important for users of 3800X processors and older). By water cooling, I don’t mean AIO because in most cases this product is no better than conventional air cooling. To prepare the CTR project, not only the most common AIO with clogged micro-channels was used, but also several types of custom cooling. In particular, a water block from the German company TechN was responsible for providing highly efficient cooling. The product has a record density and depth of micro-channels, which certainly has a positive effect on heat dissipation, but the flow resistance increases.
To compensate for this, TechN engineers improved the input channel structure. Unlike other companies’ water blocks, water enters the microchannels at a special angle to minimize resistance.
Another important feature of the water block is the shift of the inlet flow from the center. Since the CCD of Zen2 (and Zen3) is slightly off-center, this optimization will also improve heat dissipation.
The cold plate and mounting system also have a feature. During installation, the radius of curvature of the cold plate will change, and contact with the IHS (in a simple language “processor cover”) processor will improve.
Often, such products are born in the hands of enthusiasts who want to break the market silence and improve something. In this case, lively competition contributes to the reduction of prices for products. The TechN block is no exception and I will soon introduce users to it in a big comparative test, but it will be separate material.