MSI Video Outlines Threadripper Installation Procedure In X399's TR4 Socket

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alextheblue

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I like it, very straightforward, no room for error (unless you can't count to 3). Also, thank you MSI for the 80's porn music. A 16 core Threadripper is nerd porn, after all...
 

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easiest cpu and heatsink installation process i have seen in many years of building, and to think it is for such a massive cpu

TR rocks
 

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>> Cramming 18 cores into a single processor is quite the feat

Too much Intel coverage lately? ThreadRipper is 16 cores max, unless AMD decides to enable more cores on the quad-die package (based on deBauer's TR de-lidding video) in future models.

Update: deBauer has temporarily taken down his TR de-lid video per AMD's request and posted an update saying that according to AMD, two of the "dies" are actually spacers to prevent warping.
 

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Hurray! We're about to get the first truly viable HEDT platform of 2017!

Well, hopefully. They'd have to seriously drop the ball to end up with a worse product than the i9 series, but Intel has already demonstrated that these things happen.
 

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I like the secondary flip-up retainer which holds the CPU. No more trying to get our fingers down in there or having the cpu bounce back up and/or around when 'dropping' it into the socket.

Now you slide the CPU into the secondary retainer, lower down nicely onto the socket, then put the primary retainer on and screw it in. Easy as pie.
 

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I didn't expect to see an air cooler go on at the end. i9X has been conditioning us to think that you can't do state of the art High End without liquid cooling, but it's reassuring to find it is doable if you design right. I had been thinking that the larger size of the chip means more surface area to transfer heat to the cooling system, plus Ryzen/Threadripper uses solder under the lid.

Do we know yet if the 4Ghz max turbo clock speed for Threadripper is for all sixteen cores?
 

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I don't think X399 mobo are prepared to handle the current 32c based Zen1 14nm. Zen2 TR will come with 24c/48t @7nm and Zen3 32c/64t (either fully enabled 4*8core CCX or new designed 2*16core CCX).

Zen2 late 2018 7nm
Zen3 late 2019/ early 2020 7nm+
 

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@Trevor, TR 1950X has a high base clock of 3.4Ghz, 4Ghz is for 1-2cores, like Ryzen. 16cores at 3.4 base is quite the monster.

What I want cooling wise is full copper heatsink with 140mm fan. Air cooling helps the VRM dissipation, liquid force you to add many fans.
 

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X399 socket and cpu installation is quite the joy to play with, I would propably do it time and time again on my bed holding the ripper waifu.
 

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Paste color has very little to do with performance. Particle size and shape distribution is far more important. If you hunt down past thermal paste comparisons, you will find that some zinc and aluminum oxide pastes (the white stuff) beat many much more expensive pastes using fancier thermal transfer materials.
 

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A "full copper" heatsink hasn't been necessary since they started using heatpipes in CPU coolers. Copper base and/or direct contact heatpipes, sure. Big pipes, and lots of em, absolutely. But the fins can be aluminum. Look at all the top model aircoolers. Saves weight, cost, and they're easier to handle.
 

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Oh....My....God!

I am speechless. My only thoughts are how will water blocks of both open loops and closed loops cover this without a major redesign.

Cant wait to see the monoblocks!!!
 
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