The CPUs and Coolers
The CPU boxes are very similar to what we saw with the Ryzen 5 processors with included coolers. It's a neat looking box that you can put on display, in case you are like me and do that type of thing.
The CPUs offer identical packaging. The CPUs sit in their own small box, while the coolers sit in another. Inside the CPU box, you get the CPU, a case badge sticker, and a manual.
Both CPUs have identical tops and bottoms, which are identical to that of their Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 processors. Check out all that gold on the bottom of each of the CPUs! The CPU cores should also be soldered to the integrated heat spreader like their Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 counterparts.
The Ryzen 3 processors both come with AMD's Wraith Stealth cooler, but they are also compatible with AMD's other AM4 coolers such as the Wraith Max with built in RGB LEDs.
The CPU cooler comes with pre=applied thermal past. You might notice that the cooler doesn't use AMD's latch mechanism to attach to the motherboard, but instead requires you to uninstall the motherboard's mounting mechanism and screw the cooler directly into the backplate. I can tell you that the thermal paste application comes out perfect pretty much all the time.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [The CPUs and Coolers]
- Page 3 [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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