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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X and 1500X CPU Review

By: Steven Bassiri | AMD CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Apr 11, 2017 1:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: AMD

CPUs and Coolers

 

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The Ryzen 5 1500X comes with a boxed cooler, while the 1600X comes packaged alone just like the Ryzen 7 CPUs.

 

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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.

 

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The tops of both CPUs are identical except for CPU identification markings. The bottoms of both CPUs are also identical.

 

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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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