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AMD's Threadripper 2 Unboxing and Overview (Page 2)

By Steven Bassiri from Aug 6, 2018 @ 9:33 CDT

Unboxing AMD's Threadripper 2 Reviewer's Package


Here we have a large box, and once we open the box we find the beautiful reviewer kit inside. AMD sent over two large boxes with two CPUs (2990WX and 2950X) and a bunch of other supporting hardware. The custom packaging we pretty cool and featured "heavy metal", which is AMD's theme for the new Threadripper 2 CPUs.


They also sent over Enermax 240mm AIO water cooler, their new Threadripper air cooler, four G.Skill Ryzen optimized memory kits, ASUS's Zenith Extreme motherboard, ASUS's Zenith Extreme VRM cooling kit, MSI's MEG X399 Creation motherboard, and a 512GB 970 EVO M.2 drive.


Here we see the new box design, and it looks like the CPUs sit inside a cool cave. AMD actually through about adding internal lighting to make thing cooler, but they ended up nixing the idea because of the shipping of batteries can get a bit dicey. We do expect a lot of mod contents where people mod the new Threadripper 2 boxes. The new box design is also made to be easier to navigate.


The contents of the box and packaging include a small container that holds the CPU and a second box that holds all the accessories. The accessory package includes an AIO cooler adapter, a Torx wrench designed for the new socket, some stickers, and an installation guide.


The new CPUs sit in the same holder as first generation Threadripper CPUs, and they are totally socket compatible. The new cooler is a real beast, and it offers up a bunch of RGB LEDs as well as full coverage block with pre-applied thermal paste and AMD designed it in coordination with Cooler Master. It will be sold separately.


The new CPU holder is significantly easier to open up than before, and it's much easier to store, which is great for us. However, if you use your CPU like most people, you can re-purpose the holder and place it back into the box, which you can then display proudly.

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