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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X and 1500X CPU Review

By Steven Bassiri from Apr 11, 2017 @ 8:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: AMD

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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