Fresh off of our own analysis of the new AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPUs, Arctic has unveiled its new air cooling solution for the oversized processors. The Freezer 33 TR tower CPU cooler is out now and compatible with all versions of AMD’s new SocketTR4 Platform.
The Freezer 33 TR is an improved version of the original award winning Freezer 33 coolers, notable for its semi passive design, allowing it to be cool while keeping noise levels down. The first noticeable difference comes in aesthetics, with the 33 TR ditching the white design for AMD’s signature black and red. While the red might be a bump in the road for those that specifically colour coordinate their systems, it does already look significantly better hiding its brass under a coat of matt black. The base is also significantly larger, factoring in the sheer size of the Threadripper processors.
Under the hood, The Freezer 33 TR is equipped with a BioniX F120 fan, running between 200 to 1800 RPM with the company’s Patented PWM Sharing Technology (PST) that not only regulates the speed of the CPU fan, but all other fans connected via PST.
Arctic has implemented a silent 3-Phase-motor and enhanced bearings with new alloy/lubricant technology, that it boasts will get rid of any annoying noises in favour of silence during long sessions without sacrificing efficient cooling. These additions help lessen heat development, working in tandem with the improved heat dissipation of the 33 TR’s off-centred heat pipes. While its predecessors used centred pipes to direct heat in a straight line, these new pipes arc to dissipate heat in multiple directions. Arctic further states that “the layout of the 49 aluminium fins creates micro vortices that boost the airflow and circulate it around the heat pipes.”
The Arctic Freezer 33 TR is currently available in limited quantities directly from the company’s web shop, costing £43.99/€47.99.
KitGuru Says: While this seems like a good price-to-performance air cooler, since I’ve moved on to AIO liquid coolers, I haven’t looked back. What CPU/Cooler are you using? Will you be picking one of these up with a Threadripper processor?