You have probably already seen the packaging and CPU and how to install the CPU, whether it be from my live stream on Facebook last week or through many other publications, but I decided to do a quick section on the package.
Our sample arrived in a Pelican case with a dud CPU encased in glass (not included in the final package), as well as two CPUs in their retail packaging with LEDs under them to illuminate the packaging. The normal packaging uses foam on the outside, and the CPU and its accessories sit inside.
Accessories include a case badge, a Ryzen sticker, an Asetek mounting bracket, and a hex tool to open and close the socket to recommended weights. The tool allows you to screw the socket shut with 13.3In-lb, 15Kg-cm, or 1.5Nm.
The CPU itself sits in a secure plastic box, and you have to unscrew it to unleash the power within. The CPU then sites in a secure area, and it does take some muscle to release the metal clip that keeps the plastic retention lid secured to the CPU holder.
Both the 1950X and 1920X have identical packaging, and the CPUs look identical except for the actual markings. The CPU comes in a plastic tray, and it's highly recommended that you never remove the CPU from the tray as it helps with correct mounting of the CPU. There are so many pins, and since they fit into a smaller area, they are a bit thinner than Intel's LGA sockets, so it's easier to damage them.
- CPU: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and 1920X
- Motherboard: ASRock X399 Taichi (BIOS 1.3) and ASUS X399 Zenith Extreme (BIOS 401)
- Cooler: AMD Wraith Stealth
- Memory: G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3200MHz 4x8GB
- Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founder's Edition - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Storage - Boot Drive: Samsung 950 Pro and 960 Pro
- Storage - USB Drive: Corsair Voyager GS 64GB - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Case: Corsair Obsidian 900D - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- OS: Microsoft Windows 10 - Buy from Amazon
- Monitor: ASUS PA328 ProArt 32" 4K - Buy from Amazon
- Keyboard: Corsair K70 LUX - Buy from Amazon
- Mouse: Corsair M65 PRO RGB - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Headset: Corsair VOID RGB Wireless - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
ASRock's X399 Taichi motherboard was used in this review and performed admirably; it also produced a 4.1Ghz overclock on the 1920X. Our first X399 motherboard review will be on the X399 Taichi from ASRock, and you will see us use it for our GPU and Gaming articles from Anthony.
ASUS's X399 Zenith Extreme was the first motherboard we got, it was included in the press review kit, and it was used for a lot of the benchmarking as well.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Threadripper Internal Configurations]
- Page 3 [The CPU 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]