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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and 1920X CPU Review (Page 3)

By: Steven Bassiri from Aug 10, 2017 @ 8:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: AMD

The CPU

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Test Setup

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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.

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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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