Generally, stock CPU coolers are seen as the least efficient cooling option for the CPU, especially for overclockers. Which is why recently at CES 2016, AMD has teased attendees with its brand new stock CPU cooler dubbed the “Wraith”. According to AMD, the Wraith provides significant improvements in major areas when compared against the previous stock cooler by AMD.
AMD’s Wraith stock CPU cooler is said to come with four copper heatpipes and possesses a large thermal mass, which is said to outmatch other stock CPU coolers currently in the market. Interestingly, going with the “LED lights everywhere” theme, the AMD logo on the Wraith CPU cooler is also LED-lit to make the stock cooler more.. cool.
Stock CPU coolers wouldn’t be complete without their ever so noticeable sound output. AMD rectified this issue by introducing a larger, more efficient fan on the Wraith CPU cooler. Coupled with a large heatsink, the CPU cooler dwarfs its predecessor in terms out sound output. So much so that it may even be on par with several aftermarket CPU coolers out there. The “blissful harmony” comparison between both AMD stock coolers can be found below.
AMD has not provided information regarding what CPUs will ship with the Wraith thermal solution. However, it wouldn’t be too much of a surprise if the stock CPU cooler is included with the upcoming “Zen-based” CPU by AMD later this year.