Cooler Master has announced its Wraith Ripper, the air cooler that AMD recommends for its latest Threadripper 2 processors. The cooler can dissipate up to 250 W of power and features programmable RGB lighting.

Cooler Master’s Wraith Ripper cooling system for AMD’s Threadripper 2 processors has a dual tower heatsink featuring aluminum fins as well as seven heat pipes. The cooler is outfitted with a 120-mm MasterAir Pro Servo fan that can rotate at speeds up to 2750 RPM and create an airflow of 76.4 CFM. While the cooler is very powerful, it is also relatively compact and therefore does not cause compatibility issues with memory modules, unlike some other “mega coolers” for high-end CPUs.

The manufacturer is especially proud of Wraith Ripper’s mounting system that uses four long screws accessible from the top of the cooler, which greatly simplifies installation procedure of the device.

To make the Wraith Ripper stylish, Cooler Master outfitted it with dual addressable RGB LED strips as well as RGB-lit AMD Ryzen Threadripper logo. Owners can control RGB lighting using the built-in lighting control as well as Cooler Master’s app.

Cooler Master’s Wraith Ripper cooler will be available in September from Amazon and Newegg for an MSRP of $119.99.

Cooler Master Wraith Ripper
CPU Socket AMD TR4
Heat Sink Material Dual tower heatsink, aluminum fins, 7 heatpipes
Dimensions 150 × 132.3 × 160.5 mm | 5.9 × 5.2 × 6.3 inches
Fan Dimensions 120 × 120 × 25 mm | 4.7 × 4.7 × 1 inches
Fan Speed 2750 RPM +/- 10%
Fan Air Flow 76.4 CFM
Fan Air Pressure 1.65 mm H20
Fan MTTF 490,000 hours
Fan Connector 4-pin
Fan Power Consumption 3.6 W
Warranty 2 years
MSRP $119.99

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  • bill.rookard - Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - link

    I'd love to see a scaled down version (with slightly changed top cover) for the 'regular' Ryzen AM4 products. That's a damn fine looking piece of hardware IMHO.
  • tarqsharq - Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - link

    That would be awesome. I like the Wraith Prism I have right now but something quieter and about as pretty would be a superb upgrade.
  • satai - Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - link

    "programmable RGB lighting"

    The next generation is going to play Entrance of the Gladiators by Julius Fucik under load?
  • Cellar Door - Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - link

    At $120 this will be a tough sell vs an AIO - definitely would like to see this vs less expensive dual tower coolers.
  • eek2121 - Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - link

    Considering that AiOs for Threadripper are in limited supply, I doubt it.
  • JoeyJoJo123 - Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - link

    Don't really need an AiO for TR2 when Noctua sells TR4 optimized air cooler towers with pretty good performance and total IHS coverage. Additionally, even non-TR4 sized coldplate AiOs still work mostly fine, albeit the reduced coverage impacts overall performance.
  • ikjadoon - Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - link

    Yeah, how do they expect this to compete with the well-rated Noctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3 edition, which is also rated for a 250W TDP? That's $80 at Amazon.
  • Gothmoth - Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - link

    yeah it better have a lot better cooling performance for the price... i don´t need the RGB idiocy.
  • Rocket321 - Friday, August 17, 2018 - link

    The article mentions this cooler is compact and should fit in smaller cases. For some, that will be worth the price, although many in that market would be choosing between this and an AIO.
  • Andy Chow - Saturday, August 18, 2018 - link

    To do a fair comparative, let's use the same size fan. So use the Noctua NH-U12S TR4-SP3 instead. The noctua fan has half the rotation speed of the CM Wraith ripper (1500 rpm vs 2700), so I sure it's much quieter. The CM has an airflow of 76,4 m³/h, the Noctua gets 93,4 m³/h.

    The Noctua NH-U12S TR4-SP3 is also only $70, and comes with a 6 year warranty. Yeah, Noctua is the obvious choice.

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