AMD Wraith CPU Cooler is 10 Times Quieter Than Its Predecessor
Earlier this month, AMD introduced a new boxed CPU fan that represents a significant improvement over its past stock heatsink solution. Known as “Wraith,” the stock CPU cooler is far quieter than its predecessor, but still manages to move 35% more air.
While AMD demoed the new CPU cooler at CES, just yesterday the company shared some more details regarding the amount of noise that Wraith generates. As for the measurement of sound volume, we rely on the scientific decibel logarithmic scale, in which every 10 additional points are equivalent to a 10 fold increase.
With that in mind, the Wraith CPU cooler runs at 39dBA which means it outputs one tenth the noise of the current stock cooler, the D3 cooler, which generates 51 dBA of noise.
It’s worth mentioning here that the difference of every 10 additional dBA points doesn’t equal a noise level that’s 10 times louder, however, it’s generally accepted to be equal to a doubling in noise.
According to AMD, this dramatic reduction in noise is achieved through the superior thermal dissipation capability of the Wraith. The company further revealed that the aesthetic design of the CPU new cooler is inspired from its very own Radeon Fury X and R9 295X2 coolers.
There are no details about when AMD will start shipping the Wraith cooler or with which processors specifically it’s going to be bundled. Though it is believed to be the very same thermal solution that AMD intends to bundle with its next generation of CPUs based on the brand new 14nm Zen architecture.
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