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AMD Ryzen 3900X and 3700X (Zen2) Review (Page 2)

Steven Bassiri | Jul 7, 2019 at 08:00 am CDT - 5 mins, 17 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 95%Manufacturer: AMD

The CPU and Cooler

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The box for the Ryzen 9 is nicer than the box for the Ryzen 7, but both contain pretty much the same things.

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Both boxes contain the Wraith Prism Cooler, the CPU, a case badge, and a warranty guide.

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The CPUs are pretty basic, they look very similar to their predecessors and they are soldered, although AMD did make some optimizations to the solder between the core chiplets and the heat spreader by adding in some copper.

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Bottoms of both CPUs are identical.

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We have seen this CPU heat sink before, and we were impressed by not only its cooling capacity but also it's very fancy RGB LEDs. The heat sink comes with the same USB and RGB cables, but the default RGB LED lighting is nice enough for us.

Test Setup

Steven's CPU Test System Specifications

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We revamped out test bed a bit with a GPU upgrade as well, and we used new RAM from G.Skill. We opted not to use the PCI-E 4.0 SSD AMD provided for the CPU performance tests, since we can't control that on the Intel test beds or with previous AMD CPUs, and we like everything standardized.

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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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