Arctic has launched the Freezer 50 TR cooler today. It is the first high-end socket TR4 specific cooler from the company and offers competition to the likes of the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro TR4, Noctua NH-U14S and the Cooler Master Wraith Ripper.
The Arctic Freezer 50 TR is an extremely powerful cooler for AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors. With the launch of Threadripper 3000 imminent, this could be great timing from Arctic, that's if AMD sticks with its socket-agnostic philosophy and retains the same TR4 configuration. However, it is safe to say the Arctic freezer 50 TR will support all previous socket TR4 CPU/motherboard combinations.
Arctic has implemented a dual tower eight heat pipe design into the Freezer 50 TR, with two Arctic P-Fans in push-pull configuration to direct airflow across the cooling fins. The Freezer 50 TR is the first cooler in the Freezer family to feature addressable RGB lighting to “combine high performance with striking design”, according to Arctic.
“With the Freezer 50 TR, the target was simple yet hard to reach: we had to be the best air cooler in the market and be able to cope with the amazing wattage that the Threadripper can pull out”. said Vincent Andre, Technical Director at Arctic. “Countless hours of design, simulation and testing were necessary, but I think we have reached our target. With A-RGB integration, the Freezer 50 TR is not only the most powerful ARCTIC air cooler to date, it‘s also the first-ever with lighting effects”.
Integrated RGB lighting in the Arctic Freezer 50 TR can be controlled and configured by motherboard manufacturer software from Asus Aura Sync, Gigabyte RGB Fusion, MSI Mystic Light Sync and ASRock Polychrome. Arctic will include an RF remote control for users who would prefer to control and configure RGB lighting manually in a model coming later. In terms of specification, the Arctic Freezer 50 TR features eight 6mm Direct Touch heat pipes and 104 aluminium fins of 0.4mm thickness. It measures 147.8mm x 149.5mm x 165mm (L x W x H) and weighs in at just over 1.2 Kg. The included Arctic P-Fans feature fluid dynamic bearings with 4-pin PWM control.
The Arctic Freezer 50 TR can be purchased immediately from Amazon for £59.99. The Freezer 50 TR with A-RGB Controller is expected to be available in early November.
KitGuru says: The Arctic freezer 50 TR certainly has the potential to perform well when cooling Threadripper. We will be getting a sample to review soon, so be sure to check that out on the site when it becomes available.