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AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X Review

By: Steven Bassiri | AMD CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Apr 19, 2018 1:00 pm
TweakTown 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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