AMD’s Zen architecture was a milestone in the history of CPU architecture and a stroke of genius by the Texas-based chipmaker. Instead of resting on its laurels, AMD has been busy improving the “Zen” processors. The result is the new “Ryzen 3000” processor family based on the “Zen2” architecture with its chiplet design. The Ryzen 9 3900X, for example, consists of a 12-nm I/O die and two CPU dies manufactured in a 7-nm process.
This chip design, however, has also changed the layout of the CPU dies on the package, which has also shifted the thermal center point. On a processor with only one CPU die under the heatspreader, the “hot spot” is in the middle of the CPU. Due to the new chip design, the “hot spot” has moved to the edge of the heatspreader.
This has an influence on the cooling behaviour of CPU coolers. Especially AiOs (All in One watercoolers) – or CLCs (Closed Liquid Coolers) – with a round cooling block often do not completely cover the corners of the heatspreader. For optimal cooling performance, the base plate of the AiO would have to be shifted around.
This is where professional overclocker Roman Hartung comes into play. Using his der8auer RYZEN 3000 OC Bracket AIO Mount the base plate of an AIO can be flexibly positioned on the heatspreader.
der8auer RYZEN 3000 OC Bracket AIO Mount: Important notes and compatibility:
The following motherboards were tested by Roman:
|Name||Manufacturers ID||CK part number|
|ASRock X570 Creator||90-MXBAW0-A0UAYZ||MBAR-308|
|ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming X||90-MXBAN0-A0UAYZ||MBAR-309|
|ASRock X570 Steel Legend||90-MXBAR0-A0UAYZ||MBAR-311|
|ASRock X570 Extreme4||90-MXBAP0-A0UAYZ||MBAR-312|
|ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4||90-MXBAU0-A0UAYZ||MBAR-312|
|ASRock X570 Pro4||90-MXBAT0-A0UAYZ||MBAR-314|
|ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Formula||90MB10Z0-M0EAY0||MBAS-449|
|ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero||90MB1100-M0EAY0||MBAS-450|
|ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming||90MB1150-M0EAY0||MBAS-451|
|ASUS ROG Strix X570-F Gaming||90MB1160-M0EAY0||MBAS-452|
|ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus||90MB1180-M0EAY0||MBAS-454|
|ASUS Prime X570-P||90MB11N0-M0EAY0||MBAS-457|
|Gigabyte X570 Aorus Xtreme||X570 AORUS XTREME||MBGB-335|
|Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master||X570 Aorus Master||MBGB-336|
|Gigabyte X570 Aorus Ultra||X570 Aorus Ultra||MBGB-337|
|Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro||X570 Aorus Pro||MBGB-338|
|Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite||X570 Aorus Elite||MBGB-339|
|Gigabyte X570 Gaming X||X570 Gaming X||MBGB-340|
|Gigabyte X570 UD||X570 UD||MBGB-342|
|MSI MEG X570 Godlike||7C34-002R||MBMC-347|
|MSI Prestige X570 Creation||7C36-002R||MBMC-348|
|MSI MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon WiFi||7B93-001R||MBMC-350|
|MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge WiFi||7C37-001R||MBMC-351|
|MSI MPG X570 Gaming Plus||7C37-004R||MBMC-352|
|MSI X570-A Pro||7C37-003R||MBMC-353|
In addition, other motherboards are compatible with the RYZEN 3000 OC Bracket AIO Mount, which needs to be modified by the user himself. These modifications are only recommended for users with the appropriate know how and experience. More information about the necessary steps can be found in the video linked below.
|Name||Manufacturers ID||CK part number|
|ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (WI-FI)||90MB10T0-M0EAY0||MBAS-448|
|ASUS Pro WS X570-ACE||90MB11M0-M0EAY0||MBAS-456|
|Gigabyte X570 I Aorus Pro WiFi||X570 I Aorus Pro WiFi||MBGB-341|
|MSI MEG X570 ACE||7C35-002R||MBMC-349|
So far only X570 motherboards have been tested for compatibility. However, the der8auer RYZEN 3000 OC Bracket AIO Mount will also be compatible with a variety of older AM4 motherboards in the ATX and E-ATX form factor. Mini-ITX motherboards often have components in the way, which prevent attaching the kit.
Only use AiOs which have a Socket AM4 Retention Mounting Bracket!
Please refer to the list with compatible motherboards and the corresponding notes! It may be necessary to adapt the Bracket AIO Mount (see compatibility lists!).
Detailed and highly recommended assembly instructions are provided in the linked Video (external Link).
The actual temperature reduction that can be achieved by using the Ryzen 3000 OC Mounting Frame depends on the CPU and CPU cooler used.