AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Review 178

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Review

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Unboxing and Photography

The Ryzen 7 5800X comes in a fairly large paperboard box. The front face of Ryzen 5000 series box features a brushed metal look (compared to the carbon fiber appearance of the Ryzen 3000 series). There are enough pointers to let you know you're buying a Ryzen 5000-series part. A small cutout on the side shows the actual processor inside the package.

Unlike other Zen 3 processors launched today, the Ryzen 5 5600X includes a heatsink in the box. The Wraith Stealth cooling solution is suitable for the 65 W TDP of the Ryzen 5 5600X.

Processor front view
Processor back view
Processor installed in motherboard

The processor looks like any conventional AMD CPU with a large IHS dominating the top, and a 1,331-pin micro-PGA as the bottom. The "Zen 3" CCD chiplet is made in Taiwan and the I/O die in the US, and the two are put together at a facility in China.
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