32C/64T AMD EPYC + GeForce RTX 2070 passively cooled, no fans

TureMetal builds fanless system powered by 32C/64T AMD EPYC processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card.

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Published Sun, Jan 5 2020 2:59 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:45 AM CST

In a world of custom and AIO coolers in all shapes and sizes, it blows my mind to be writing about a beasty 32C/64T AMD EPYC processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card being passively cooled -- yeah, fanless.

AnandTech has the scoop on TureMetal's new system that packs an AMD EPYC 7551 processor (32C/64T) with its own 180W TDP, joined by GIGABYTE's own GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card with a 175W TDP, meaning the entire system has 355W between the CPU and GPU alone and yet it is passively cooled.

TureMetal uses a Supermicro ATX motherboard, and then builds it inside of its in-house UP10 chassis. The chassis has support for a 140W CPU and 160W GPU for 300W total, but with some adjustments the company was able to cram in the 32C/64T processor and Turing-powered GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card.

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Part of this tweaking involved TureMetal making changes to its cooler, with a custom copper heat spreader and mountain mechanism used. The radiator here weighs a hefty 2.5kg, forcing the PSU outside of the chassis -- but the company promises it will move the PSU inside of the PC in the near future.

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According to a video posted on the YouTube channel of TureMetal, the AMD EPYC 7551 runs at 76C under 22 hours of FurMark full-load tests. The GPU was clocking up high at 88C, with the fanless rig inside of a 24C ambient room.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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