RYZEN 3000 OC Bracket

There has been a lot of talk about chiplet designs and the pro’s and con’s to this approach for increased performance. Lurking like a sleeping dragon the ongoing issue of heat dissipation is always hiding around a corner. AMD fully embraced the chiplet design with their Ryzen 3000 series processors. Famous overclocking specialist der8auer has created a custom bracket to address potential heat dissipation issues for AMD’s current chiplet design.

Example of a delidded 3900x

Image Credit: der8auer

From der8auer’s website:

“On a ‘normal’ CPU the hotspot would be in the centre of the package. But since the chiplet design consists of several CPU-dies, the one hotspot is brocken up into several hotspot that are located at the corners of the package.”

In his video he goes on to explain that with the chiplet design the ‘hot spot’ is no longer directly in the center. The chiplets are either side by side, as with the 3900x, or offset on the die, 3600x-3800x. This in turn means that AIO’s using the traditional mounting brackets continue to focus on the center of the heat spreader even though the heat sources may not actually be located there. He states the benefit is primarily to even out heating issues that can arise during load spikes in gaming sessions. Furthermore he elaborates that using a 3900x and a Corsair H100i cooler. Using the Cinebench R20 benchmark tool he saw a 6-7 degree drop in temperature. Mileage can vary but he believes that a potential of lowering temps by 4-10 degrees is possible. It has heavily emphasized that it really depends on the user’s AIO cooling configuration.


Image Credit: der8auer

Presently these brackets have been designed for a variety of AM4 motherboards. They have tested x570 boards as well and indicated that some older boards might be compatible. Testing with every AM4 motherboard not been verified. Minor modifications are needed for some x570 boards though.

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Peter Brosdahl

As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my...

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  1. Interesting. Neat and well executed idea, but that seems like a lot of work for a max theoretical gain of 10°. Does this phenomenon apply to all coolers or waterblocks, or just aio’s with smaller jet plates?
    Amd auto overclock is fairly aggressive, doe this lead to better numbers? I only noticed the delta t discussed in that and nothing about actual performance gains. I could have missed it for sure though.

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