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AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X Review (Page 4)

Steven Bassiri | Apr 19, 2018 at 8:00 am CDT - 1 min, 3 secs time to read this page
Rating: 94%Manufacturer: AMD

The CPUs and Coolers

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There isn't too much to see here as the box has remained unchanged from initial Ryzen release.

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Packaging has also remained unchanged; the coolers are boxed separately from the processors.

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The CPUs are also very similar in regards to the shape of the internal heat spreader and the pins on the underside.

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Here we have the new cooler, the Wraith Prism that comes with the 2700X, along with the Wraith Spire (no LED) that comes with the 2600X. Thermal paste is pre-applied on both coolers as well. There is a tiny switch on the Prism that allows you to put the fan into a low-performance (quiet) or high performance (louder) mode. You can also control the RGB LEDs through the motherboard using either a USB interface or an RGB interface, which is why you get two cables and most AM4 motherboards have RGB/USB internal headers near the CPU socket. By default, if you don't plug anything into the cooler, it will operate with a moving digitally addressable rainbow ring. The fan and AMD logo will also go through a rainbow sequence, and we found the colors really neat.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Steven Bassiri

Steven went from a fledgling forum reader in 2003 to one of the internet's brightest tech stars by 2010. Armed with an information systems degree, a deep understanding of circuitry, and a passion for tech, Steven (handle Sin0822) enjoys sharing his deep knowledge with others. Steven details products down to the component level to highlight seldom explained, and often misunderstood architectures. Steven is also a highly decorated overclocker with several world records.

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