- Jan 7, 2007
Does the design have to be one long piece or could it be split in two like tower coolers?
the engineer in the pcworld interview indicates there are 3 condenser loops (horizontal bars in the fin stack) so theoretically you could try to separate the fin stack in two like the noctua d-series. the overall size seems to be mandated on matching aio 240's, so if 3 loops are needed to beat aio performance i cant imagine a smaller 2 loop split fin stack matching that performance on an epyc rig. maybe if they switched to copper, but she indicated that they are a very small startup so radically different designs arent likely for many years until they actually start seeing return on investment.Unknown. Might need to be one piece the accommodate the novel heatpipe design (or they just don't want two clusters of pipes).
for those that dont get why this exists: wick burnout as explained in the videos is the limiting factor on heatpipes and water aio isnt 100% guaranteed on leaks so for any professional users this is the safer and slightly more performant option. if you arent running your epyc chip at 100% for a long term render/solve/simulation then this product isnt for you. when the company brings out a smaller copper version for r9 3950 builds is when most of the users here should start paying attention.