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Friday, August 14, 2020
From: Vancouver, BC
Cooler is beefy enough to sustain 4GHz. RGB controllable through motherboard or dedicated software (using USB 2 motherboard header)
Fan is fairly loud, but not exceptionally so.
I bought this CPU to edit video in Adobe Premiere and DaVinci Resolve, as well as for light gaming and general desktop use. I've been very happy with the performance I've gotten out of it so far. Cooler was easy to install and has some nice lighting customizability with 3 RGB zones (the fan itself, the ring around the fan, and the AMD logo in the corner).
Saturday, August 08, 2020
First AMD CPU I've had in maybe 15 years and I'm super happy with it.
Was worried about heat but I'm using the cooling that came with it and have had no issues so far with all the default settings, it is hotter than the Intel chip it replaces but nothing unusual.
Using it with a X570 motherboard and 32 GB RAM.
Friday, July 17, 2020
From: North Vancouver
Sunday, April 12, 2020
cheap consistently fast performance can handle higher clock speed ram multi-tasking champ on the budget no bottleneck Prism stock cooler provided (better kind) runs cool
could go warmer
this is a great performer cpu for the money. there is not much to complain about other than temperature that can go higher than 70C. it could use some better off the market cooler and thermal paste. from what I have researched, disabling the Boost and Overclocking feature of the CPU in the Bios significantly reduces the temperature by 15C-20C. I haven't tried it yet since mine is still with personal tolerable temperatures. mine are both activated and just added 2 additional fans on my system. so far, temps have been better though it's a wait and see til the summer months comes then I might need some features disabled or an air conditioning system on. so far 5/5.
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
I'm running an X370 motherboard, and with a recent BIOS upgrade, the board (Gigabyte K7) took the new chip with no problems. I'm running a Corsair H110i cooler system, and sustained stress-tests on the chip have maxed out around 68.5 Celsius. The single thread performance gain over my first gen Ryzen is objectively noticeable; my CPU-Z benchmarks are showing almost 50% gains. More importantly, desktop workloads in many programs, such as Photoshop and Lightroom, are tangibly faster.
This is the first time in years that I've put a new chip into my computer and actually "felt" the difference (I think the last time I was this excited was when I got my 2600k). Version 2 of the AMD Ryzen Master is also a lot of fun to use, although I agree with a lot of blogs that AMD has already optimized the chip and there isn't a whole lot else to do. Overall, I'm really happy with the performance and price, and its an added bonus that a MB upgrade wasn't needed. I am really, really happy with this upgrade.
Friday, July 26, 2019
CPU definitely does not operate at advertised 65W TDP and included cooler is not nearly enough. At only 20% load CPU was hitting 80C+ and max fan speeds. Get a water cooler or a Noctua for Ryzen 7 or 9. This model operates closer to the 105W TDP of the 3800x and higher so good cooling is a must. Otherwise, great product! Just sad I can't use the RGB