CPUs and Coolers
The Ryzen 5 1500X comes with a boxed cooler, while the 1600X comes packaged alone just like the Ryzen 7 CPUs.
Packaging is very similar to what we saw with the Ryzen 7 CPUs. Each CPU comes with a case badge and installation/warranty manual. The Wraith Spire cooler that comes with the Ryzen 5 1500X is boxed separately.
The tops of both CPUs are identical except for CPU identification markings. The bottoms of both CPUs are also identical.
The Wraith Spire cooler we saw in previews had an RGB LED ring, but this cooler does not. It has a copper core with aluminum fins and a decent sized fan at the top. It seems to be more in line with Intel's older boxed coolers; it seems beefy enough to allow overclocking on the Ryzen 5 1500X.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [The CPUs and Packaging]
- Page 3 [Wraith Max and Test Setup]
- Page 4 [Out of the Box Performance: CINEBENCH, wPrime, and AIDA64]
- Page 5 [Out of the Box Performance: Handbrake Video Transcoding, ScienceMark, and SuperPI]
- Page 6 [Out of the Box Synthetic Gaming Performance: UNIGINE and 3DMark]
- Page 7 [Out of the Box Gaming Performance: Resident Evil, Tomb Raider, GTA:V, Ashes of the Singularity]
- Page 8 [Overclocking and Power Consumption]
- Page 9 [What's Hot, What's Not & Final Thoughts]
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