The new TechN CPU Waterblock for AMDs Socket AM4 is to be a cooler of the absolute top class and will extend the TechN portfolio with a high-quality custom water cooler, according to the manufacturer. That sounds like an ambitious plan, so I’m already working on a test with two other very popular coolers. TechN advertises with the highest precision in manufacturing, unmatched performance, seamless design and a luxurious feel. Things that of course need to be questioned in a test.
A novel geometry and appropriate choice of materials should help to improve the cooling performance even further. Add to that the nickel-plated base plate and an anodized aluminum cover including Plexiglas and you have minimal gaps, recessed springs and a new premium backplate. What the block really brings at the end is of course reserved for the test, which I will publish soon. To do this, I again use standardized test conditions, the chiller and a large expansion tank for a possibly identical test environment for all three test candidates.TN1 AM4 Intro