TR4 Socket is the latest CPU Socket from AMD for its AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors. AMD Ryzen Threadripper is the high-end desktop processor series and they are the first processors from AMD to feature a pinless design and have an LGA Socket Type. These are huge, power-hungry, and very powerful processors and due to this, they have rendered many popular current-generation CPU coolers useless. Even most of the AM4 Socket compatible CPU coolers won’t be able to fit the AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors.
This is a bit of a headache for gamers or users who want to build a high-performance PC using these processors. However, some of the companies have launched their new TR4 CPU coolers and some of them made some adjustments by releasing new TR4 mounting kits to fit these TR4 socket processors. The availability of these coolers is a bit of concern as some of the proposed TR4 Socket coolers have not come to market as of now. The same is the case with the Intel LGA 2066 Socket as most of the coolers are not compatible with this new Socket from Intel. Some of the popular Intel Core X-series Processors include Intel Core i9-7900X, Intel Core i9-7920X, Intel Core i7-7820X, Intel Core i7-7800X, Intel Core i7-7740X, and Intel Core i5-7640X
So, in this post, I am going to list down the best LGA 2066 and TR4 Socket CPU coolers (air/water or liquid) for use with the Intel Core-X series and AMD Ryzen Threadripper or TR4 Socket processors. All the below-mentioned CPU coolers fully support the 180W Ryzen Threadripper processors.
Note: Socket TR4 or sTR4 is a short form for Socket Threadripper 4 and is also known as Socket SP3r2. The number of pins or contacts in Socket TR4 is 4096. You must also know that Ryzen Threadripper Processors require an AMD X399 Chipset Motherboard. On the other hand, LGA 2066 Socket is also called Socket R4 and it supports Intel X299 chipset motherboards.
Best Air CPU Coolers for TR4 and LGA-2066 Socket
Here are the best air CPU coolers for Intel LGA-2066 and AMD TR4 Sockets for Intel Core-X series and AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors.
Noctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3 CPU Cooler
[Great Performance, Dual Fan Ready, Full TR4 IHS Coverage]
This is a budget CPU Cooler from Noctua, which is a very reputed hardware company and is known for its high-quality case fans and CPU coolers. This CPU cooler is made especially for AMD high-end processors and it supports only Socket TR4 and Socket SP3. This TR4 CPU cooler comes with a 140mm fan with Noctua’sSSO2 bearing. The fan is very quiet in operation and performs very well by keeping the temperatures down to safe levels.
The heatsink consists of a copper base and 6-heat pipes for better dissipation of heat. The cooler is a bit taller at 165mm in height, so I recommend you to get a good full tower case if you plan on using this cooler. Overall it is a great affordable Air CPU cooler for AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors that you can trust without having any second thought.
If the cooler height is a bit of concern to you then you can get its smaller models which are Noctua NH-U9 TR4-SP3 and NH-U12S TR4-SP3. Noctua NH-U9 TR4-SP3 comes with a 92mm fan and has a height of 125mm, and NoctuaNH-U12S TR4-SP3 comes with a 120mm fan and has a height of 158mm.
P.S. – If you want a compact TR4 cooler from Noctua then you can go for Noctua NH-U9 TR4-SP3 CPU Cooler that comes with dual 92mm fans. The height of this TR4 cooler is only 125mm which makes it a perfect choice for use in compact Threadripper builds or 3U and 4U server chassis. However, this cooler is not meant for overclocking and is best for use with stock frequencies only.
|Noctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3 CPU Cooler Specifications|
|CPU Socket Supported||AMD SP3 / TR4|
|No. of Fans||1|
|Fan Speed||300 – 1500 RPM|
|Heat Pipes||Yes, 6 Copper Heat pipes|
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Thermalright Silver Arrow TR4 CPU Cooler
[Amazing Performance, Good RAM Clearance, Full IHS Coverage]
Thermalright Silver Arrow TR4 is a twin tower CPU cooler for AMD TR4 Socket processors. It can also work with AM4 socket Ryzen CPUs, but you have to order the Socket AM4 bracket separately. This is unarguably the best TR4 socket CPU cooler and can even beat TR4 CPU Coolers from bigger names like Noctua. It comes with dual heatsinks with eight copper heatpipes and a copper base plate with full TR4 IHS coverage. The 140mm fan (TY 143 fan) is placed between the two heatsinks that come with ball bearing and spins at speed of 600 – 2500 RPM. At full speed, it is a noisy performer with a maximum noise level rating of 45dBA.
The performance of this TR4 CPU Cooler is excellent and it can run your top-of-the-line Ryzen Threadripper processor at full Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO) like a boss. It can support CPUs having up to 320W TDP and is as good as the high-end AIO Liquid CPU Coolers. Due to its offset heatsink design, it also allows a good amount of clearance for tall RAM. However, it is a bit on the longer side and may interfere with your video card in the first PCIe slot for some motherboards. The CPU cooler stands at 163mm tall and can fit in most of the mid-tower and full-tower cases. The installation is a little bit cumbersome, but you can get through it after viewing the well-detailed installation manual or watching the installation video on its website. The CPU Cooler is very much affordable and does not dig a hole in your pocket. Highly Recommended by me.
|Thermalright Silver Arrow TR4 CPU Cooler Specifications|
|CPU Socket Supported||AMD TR4 / AM4|
|No. of Fans||1 (PWM)|
|Fan Speed||600 – 2500 RPM|
|Heat Pipes||8 Copper Heatpipes|
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be quiet! Dark Rock Pro TR4
[250W Cooling Performance, Stylish Looks, Quiet, Good RAM Clearance, Full IHS Coverage]
be quiet! Dark Rock Pro TR4 is the TR4 version of the popular Dark Rock Pro 4 CPU cooler. It is a dual tower CPU cooler and supports sTRX4 and TR4 Sockets for Ryzen Threadripper processors. The CPU Cooler comes with dual aluminum heatsinks with seven 6mm copper heatpipes for better transfer to the heatsinks. The heatsinks have airflow-optimized, wave-contoured cooling fins with small dots on their surfaces to increase the air circulation and the special black coating with ceramic particles also helps in better heat transfer and dissipation. The cooler has a large base plate that entirely covers the Integrated Heat Spreader (IHS) of the Ryzen Processor. The dual heatsinks of this CPU cooler are cooled down by two PWM fans, one is 120mm and the other one is a 135mm fan. Both the fans come with advanced fluid-dynamic bearings and are very silent in operation with a maximum noise level rating is only 24.3 dBA. The fans are arranged in a push-pull setup where the 135mm fan is placed in the middle of the two heatsinks and the 120mm is present at the side.
The CPU cooler offers a cooling performance of up to 250W TDP. It does perform better than the Noctua TR4 CPU cooler and is best suited for high-end Ryzen Threadripper processors up to 32 Cores. The CPU cooler has a height of 163mm which is decent enough and it also offers a good amount of RAM clearance. The cooler is available in all black color and has a brushed aluminum top cover with a diamond cut finish for a clean and stylish look. The installation of the cooler is pretty straightforward and all the necessary mounting kits and accessories come along in the package. So, if you are looking for a high-performance air cooler for your Ryzen Threadripper processor then this is one of the best in the market right now.
|be quiet! Dark Rock Pro TR4 Specifications|
|CPU Socket Supported||AMD sTRX4 / TR4|
|No. of Fans||2|
|Fans Size||120mm / 135mm|
|Fan Speed||1450 RPM|
|Heat Pipes||7 Copper Heatpipes|
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Deepcool Fryzen GAMER STORM CPU Cooler
[100% TR4 IHS Coverage, RGB Lighting, Good RAM Clearance]
Fryzen GAMER STORM is RGB CPU Air Cooler from Deepcool that is designed especially for AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors having TR4 Socket. However, it also supports AM4 Sockets and other mainstream AMD Sockets. This Air Cooler has 100% IHS coverage for sTR4 AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors for better cooling and heat transfer. This is stylish-looking RGB CPU cooler that comes with RGB LED lighting on the top cover and on the front side of the fan frame. The RGB lighting supports 5 effects (dynamic color, static, breathing, comet, and fashion collision) and up to 36 different modes that can be controlled by the included wired RGB controller (3-pin) or motherboards with synchronized lighting control via an addressable RGB function using RGB header. It supports Asus Aura Sync, Gigabyte RGB Fusion, MSI Mystic Light Sync, and ASRock Polychrome Sync RGB software.
The cooler comes with six boot-shaped heatpipes for supposedly faster heat dissipation. It has got a single 120mm fan having hydraulic bearing and spins at speed in the range of 500 to 1800 RPM. The fan can be very loud at full speed and has a maximum noise level rating of 41.5 dBA. This is a non-interference cooler which means it poses no hindrance to the RAM no matter how tall they are. However, the cooler is a bit on the taller side at 164.6mm but if you have a good mid-tower or full-tower case then you don’t have to worry about it. Overall a good RGB cooler for AMD systems that looks great and is also a good performer at stock speeds.
|Deepcool Fryzen GAMER STORM CPU Cooler Specifications|
|CPU Socket Supported||AMD TR4/AM4/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2/FM2+/FM2/FM1|
|No. of Fans||1|
|Fan Speed||500 – 1800 RPM|
|Heat Pipes||6 Copper Heatpipes|
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Arctic Freezer 33 TR CPU Cooler
Another great air CPU cooler for Threadripper processors. This is a budget CPU cooler and it supports AMD A4, sTR4 and Intel LGA 2066 and 2011-3 Sockets. This CPU cooler from Arctic comes with one 120mm Fluid bearing fan and an aluminum heatsink with four copper heatpipes that are in direct contact with the CPU. This is a stylish CPU cooler that comes in red-black color but it does not have LEDs. The height of this CPU cooler is only 155mm and it can fit in almost all the mid-tower cases. So if you are looking for a budget TR4 CPU cooler then this one will not disappoint you. You can get this budget CPU cooler for under 50 dollars.
|Arctic Freezer 33 TR CPU Cooler Specifications|
|CPU Socket Supported||AMD A4, sTR4 and Intel LGA 2066, 2011-3|
|No. of Fans||1|
|Fan Speed||200 – 1800 RPM|
|Heat Pipes||Yes, 4 Copper Heat pipes|
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Best Liquid CPU Coolers for LGA-2066 & TR4 Socket
Here are some of the best water or liquid CPU coolers for the Intel Core-X series and AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors having LGA 2066 and TR4 Sockets respectively. Liquid CPU coolers deliver enhanced cooling performance and are best suited for overclocking for high-end gaming PCs. All the below-mentioned CPU water coolers are closed-loop CPU coolers which means you do not have to refill the liquid ever and they are virtually maintenance-free.
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Thermaltake Floe Riing RGB 240 TT Premium Edition
This is a fancy-looking Liquid CPU Cooler from Thermaltake and is compatible with almost all the major CPU sockets including AMD sTR4 and Intel LGA 2066 Socket. This liquid CPU cooler has got a 240mm radiator and two 120mm fans that have RGB Riing LEDs. The Waterblock of this cooler also comes with an RGB LED ring that lights up your computer case.
For controlling these RGB LEDs, it comes with a Digital Lighting Controller. The waterblock comes with a copper base which translates into better heat dissipation and thus increases the cooling performance of the whole cooler. Liquid tubes or pipes are sleeved to prevent them from damage and leaking out. You can monitor the performance and control the various options of this water cooler using Thermaltake’s Riing Plus RGB Software & App. This Liquid CPU cooler is available as bigger units too with a 280mm radiator with dual 140mm fans and a 360mm radiator with triple 120mm fans.
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|Thermaltake Floe Riing RGB 240 TT Premium Edition Specifications|
|CPU Socket Supported||Intel LGA 2066/2011-3 /2011/1366/1156/1155/1151/1150 and AMD TR4/AM4/FM2/FM1/AM4/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2|
|Fan Size||120mm x 2|
|Fan Speed||500 – 1400 RPM|
|Features||RGB Riing LEDs, Tt LCS Certified, Copper Base, Digital Lighting Controller|
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EVGA CLC 240 Liquid / Water CPU Cooler
Here we a wonderful sTR4 CPU cooler from EVGA, which is one of the most popular Nvidia graphics card manufacturers. EVGA CLC 240 Liquid CPU cooler comes with two 120mm fans and a 240mm radiator. This is a pretty good AIO CPU Cooler that supports AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors. This CPU cooler also supports the Intel LGA 2066 Socket for Intel Core-X series processors.
The performance of this cooler is very good and it does a great job of keeping your processor temperature down to the safe range. This liquid CPU cooler comes with RGB LED and you can control the various functions like pump & fan speed and RGB LED lighting using the EVGA Flow Control Software. You can also check out the bigger variant of this cooler which is the EVGA CLC 280 which comes with a 280mm radiator with dual 140mm fans. Except for bigger fans and radiator, all the features remain the same that you can find in the EVGA CLC 240.
|EVGA CLC 240 Liquid CPU Cooler Specifications|
|CPU Socket Supported||Intel LGA 2066/2011/2011-v3/1150/1151/1155/1156/1366 and AMD AM2/AM3/AM4/FM1/FM2/TR4|
|Fan Size||120mm x 2 (Teflon nano bearing)|
|Fan Speed||500 – 2400 RPM|
|Features||RGB LED Lighting, Copper contact for CPU, Sleeved Tubes, Software Control|
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NZXT Kraken X52 Liquid CPU Cooler
Here we have a 240mm Liquid CPU cooler with dual 120mm fans from NZXT which is quite popular for its high-quality PC cases. This is a high-quality liquid CPU cooler and it supports almost all the latest CPU Sockets including Intel LGA 2066 and AMD TR4 Socket. Like all the high-end liquid CPU coolers, this cooler also comes with sleeved tubes and copper contact base for CPU.
The liquid CPU cooler comes with RGB LED lighting for the water block. The RGB lighting and settings for fans and pump can be fine-tuned or controlled by you by using the CAM software that comes along with it. The build quality of this water CPU cooler is great and so is its performance. This liquid CPU cooler is also available with a 140mm radiator with dual 120mm fans (NZXT Kraken X42) and a 280mm radiator with dual 140mm fans (NZXT Kraken X62).
|NZXT Kraken X52 Liquid CPU Cooler Specifications|
|CPU Socket Supported||Intel Socket 1151, 1150, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011, 2011-3, 2066 and AMD SocketTR4, AM4, FM2+, FM2, FM1, AM3+, AM3, AM2+, AM2|
|Fan Size||120mm x 2|
|Fan Speed||500 – 2000 RPM|
|Features||RGB LED, Copper CPU contact base, Sleeved tubes|
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Fractal Design Celsius S24 Liquid CPU Cooler
This is a no-nonsense high-quality AIO Water Cooler that is compatible with almost all sockets including AMD TR4 and Intel LGA 2066 sockets. This liquid CPU cooler has got 240mm radiator and dual 120mm fans having LLS bearing. This is a very silent CPU cooler and it also comes with pre-applied high-quality thermal paste. This water CPU cooler does not come with LEDs for lighting which can strike off some users and for some, it is a good thing. Overall a simple liquid CPU cooler that blows away others with its performance. It is quite affordable too compared with other coolers from bigger brands.
|Fractal Design Celsius S24 Liquid CPU Cooler Specifications|
|CPU Socket Supported||Intel 1150, 1151, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011, 2011-v3, 2066 and AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, AM4, FM1, FM2, FM2+, TR4|
|Fan Size||120mm x 2|
|Fan Speed||500 – 2000 RPM|
|Features||Sleeved Tubes, Copper base for CPU,|
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Arctic Liquid Freezer 240 Water CPU Cooler
Arctic Liquid Freezer 240 is one of the cheapest liquid CPU coolers with a 240mm radiator. This is a very quiet water cooler because the fans spin at a rather lower 1350 RPM at max. It has got two 120mm fluid dynamic bearing fans that are very efficient and are long-lasting. This liquid CPU cooler supports a variety of CPU Sockets including high-end Intel LGA 2066 and AMD sTR4 sockets. This CPU Water Cooler does not come with LED lights and sleeved tubes which can be a bit of a downside, but the quality of the cooler is good and at this price, you won’t even complain about it.
|Arctic Liquid Freezer 240 Liquid CPU Cooler Specifications|
|CPU Socket Supported||Intel LGA 1151, 1150, 1155, 1156, 2066, 2011-3 and AMD sTR4, AM4, AM3(+), AM2, FM2(+), FM1|
|Fan Size||120mm x 2|
|Fan Speed||500 – 1350 RPM|
|Features||Copper contact plate for CPU|
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ENERMAX LIQTECH TR4 II 360 CPU Cooler
[Best TR4 Cooler, 100% TR4 IHS Coverage, 500W+ TDP, RGB]
ENERMAX LIQTECH TR4 II 360 is unarguably the best TR4 CPU Cooler that you can get for your high-performance AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor. This AIO CPU Cooler has 100% sTR4 IHS Coverage, which means it covers the whole IHS (Integrated Heat Spreader) of the Threadripper processor for maximum heat transfer and better cooling. It comes with a 360mm Radiator and three 120mm fans that spin at speed of 500 – 2300 RPM. It is a big CPU cooler and can support up to 500W+ TDP CPUs. The cooler also features addressable RGB lighting on the water block that can be controlled either by using the included RGB control box or by the 5V ARGB motherboard header using RGB software that includes Asus Aura Sync, MSI RGB Mystic Light Sync, Gigabyte RGB Fusion, etc.
The performance of this TR4 CPU Cooler is amazing as it keeps the CPU temperature well below the recommended range even at full load. You can also perform a good amount of overclocking and can get better performance from your Threadripper CPU without having to worry about overheating. The cooler also features a patented SCT (Shunt-Channel-Technology) design that enables the cold plate to eliminate the “Boundary Layer” to increase coolant flow momentum and accelerate heat transfer performance. The SCT also lets heated and non-heated coolant swap the channel and increase the utilization rate. The tubes of this AIO cooler are sleeved for providing extra protection from abrasion or accidental cuts. Highly Recommended by me.
|ENERMAX LIQTECH TR4 II 360 Specifications|
|CPU Socket Supported||AMD TR4 / SP3|
|No. of Fans||3|
|Fan Speed||500 – 2300 RPM|
|Features||100% sTR4 IHS Coverage, RGB Lighting on Water Block, Patented Shunt-Channel-Technology (SCT), Patented Shunt-Channel-Technology (SCT), Sleeved Tubes, 500W+ TDP CPU support|
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Important Note: It is generally not a good idea to use regular CPU coolers with a round base on Ryzen Threadripper processors (with a big rectangular Integrated Heat Spreader (IHS)), because they do not cover the entire IHS, which leads to not-so-good cooling performance. So, it is always advisable to use CPU Coolers that are designed especially for Threadripper CPUs as they cover the entire IHS area, and provides much better performance. These CPU Coolers include Noctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3, Deepcool Fryzen, ENERMAX LIQTECH TR4 II 360.
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So if you are in search of a good cooling solution for your AMD TR4 Socket or Intel LGA 2066 Socket processors then the above-mentioned Air and Liquid CPU Coolers will not disappoint you. The above-mentioned CPU Coolers are fully compatible with these newer sockets or processors and they do a great job of keeping the temperature of your high-end Intel and AMD processor down to safer levels. If you have any queries or doubts regarding these CPU Coolers, then feel free to ask me by leaving a comment below.
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Enermax has had a lot of problems with corrosion. Do you believe they have resolved this? I would rather have the larger cold plate, because I do video transcoding, and that produces a ton of heat.
Can’t confirm the issue is fixed in the new version. I don’t think any other AIO offers larger cold plate, so I would suggest going for Noctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3 with dual fan setup.
I really appreciate your response.
I checked Amazon, and the Noctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3 is single radiator, single fan. Cannot find a dual fan version on Amazon, but did find Noctua NH-U9 TR4-SP3, Premium CPU Cooler for AMD, dual fans, single radiator, but 92 mm. Is there a way to attach a second fan to the single fan U14S? It did not seem so from the pictures.
What do you think about the DEEPCOOL Castle 360EX or the Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML360? Both have 360mm radiators and 3 fans, but the cold plates are round, therefore don’t have complete coverage of the CPU. I like the contact of the Noctua better, but the others would give 4 times the radiator area and about 6 times the airflow for heat dissipation.
Sorry, It was a mistake from my side as I was thinking of something else. However, you may attach a slim 120mm fan to it through a hack, but it would be a tedious task and may not look good. I would not suggest getting a round cold plate AIO cooler for threadripper for obvious reasons. Another good air cooler with full IHS coverage for threadripper is the Thermalright Silver Arrow TR4. It is a big dual-tower air cooler and can provide you AIO level performance.
I had the first Gen Enermex water cooler for my amd 2970wx cpu , i gotta say great cooler very quiet . But i ran into the corrosion problems Thomas stated above . the problem was blockage due to electrolysis of dissimilar materials in the water block , copper/aluminum . I dissembled and cleaned it out twice , third time it clogged i tossed it , too much of the material in the water block was gone . it only lasted 9 months . Water cooling is the way to go if you want silence . but unfortunately the only water cooling solution i can find available for full coverage of the tr4 socket , is to purchase everything separate ( unless you want to purchase the new Enermex , as of this posting i checked their website and the cpu block is still aluminum/copper ). The company ” WATERCOOL ” makes all full copper blocks/radiators for tr4 sockets . copper is the best for dissipating heat . i purchased the ” cooler master wraith ripper ” for my cpu . it does the job but its very loud even at 7 feet away .