Triton 88 can be installed onto an AMD platform exactly the same way as Axe Square AMAzing:
Note that the retention clip can be inserted not only the way we show on the photo above, but also between the heatpipes and there is a special groove in the base for that. In other words, there are more than two ways to install Asus Triton 88 onto AMD platform.
The cooler retention for LGA1366 and LGA775 platforms is built according to the same principle as that of Axe Square AMAzing. There is only one difference: it uses screws that go through the PCB to the backplate instead of plastic push-pins:
This provides much more secure contact between the cooler and the CPU than in case of Axe Square AMAzing and as a result, the heat transfer is way more efficient.
As for the recommendations regarding the preferable cooler installation, everything here is exactly the same as with the previous cooling solutions we have just discussed. I mean, the cooler should be turned in such a way that the air flow is directed towards the back of the system case. All other cooler positions are not recommended:
This is exactly the way we installed Asus triton 88 during our test session:
Of course, I trusted Asus engineers, but I also checked out the cooler efficiency when it was turned 90° clockwise from what was shown on the photo. In fact, I didn’t detect any difference in CPU peak temperature between these two cases. I have to add that the distance from the base surface to the lowest heatsink plate is 53 mm that is why triton 88 won’t interfere even with tall memory DIMM heat-spreaders, not to mention the heatsinks on the voltage regulator components. You can download the cooler installation instructions from the official Asus web-site (PDF file, 1.92 MB) together with the list of compatible mainboards.
In conclusion I have to add that the fan of Asus triton 88 is equipped with blue LED lighting: