Intel Cryo Cooling on AMD Ryzen 9? Someone tried and here are the results

Intel Cryo Cooling on AMD Ryzen 9? Someone tried and here are the results
Over the past week, Intel unveiled its Cryo technology, already implemented in an EKWB product. Soon after, Cooler Master followed suit with an AIO-like solution, but so far the devices have only supported Intel sockets. However, this did not dissuade the well-known Der8auer from testing the EKWB solution on an AMD processor, more precisely the very recent sixteen-core Ryzen 9 5950X.

Obviously, the installation of EKWB EK-QuantumX Delta TEC on the chip AMD wasn't that simple for two reasons: socket compatibility and software control. Indeed, Der8auer had to use some parts from other cooling systems in an attempt to improvise a mounting mechanism capable of firmly hooking the device to the AM4 socket.

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Subsequently, since the Intel control software does not work on the AMD system, der8auer set up a second installation using an Intel 10900K based PC to use the program. Application control is required so that condensation does not become a problem. When the system is idle, the TEC unit is not powered with the same power, but when the CPU is running at full capacity, the software commands the TEC unit to cool down as fast as possible in an attempt to keep the chip warm environment. Fortunately, the unit has an "unregulated mode" which allows it to ignore all recommendations.

Credit: Der8auer Under single core loads on Cinebench R15, with the TEC unit disabled, the 5950X recorded temperatures on the CCD up to 90 ° C. By enabling the cooling system, the temperature dropped to around 50 ° C.

While playing video games, the 5950X achieved speeds of up to 5,050Ghz for single-core with the Auto Boost profile, with the entire chip often boosting to 4.8-4.9GHz on all cores simultaneously (with variations between CCDs).

Credit: Der8auer With no program running, the TEC unit managed to lower the chip temperatures down to 2 ° C, while under strain Der8auer was able to push the chip up to 5.323MHz on all cores before the system crashed completely.

It was a rather interesting experiment that allowed to verify the goodness of this cooling method , even on components not made by Intel.

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