AMD has started selling select Ryzen processors in special limited-edition Ryzen MAX bundles. This holiday season the company will offer its Ryzen 5 2600X MAX and Ryzen 7 2700 MAX bundles with its highest-performaning stock air coolers that enable users to take advantage of AMD’s Precision Boost 2 and XFR2 automatic overclocking technologies for longer periods, or just enjoy a higher overclocking potential.

Typically, boxed version of AMD’s six-core Ryzen 5 2600X processor is equipped with the company’s Wraith Spire CPU cooler, whereas boxed variant of the eight-core Ryzen 7 2700 chip comes with the Wraith Spire LED cooling system. Meanwhile, the Ryzen 5 2600X MAX and Ryzen 7 2700 MAX bundles include AMD’s range-topping Wraith MAX cooler.

The said processors are rated for a 65 W or 95 W TDP (2700 - 2600X), whereas the Wraith MAX is designed for overclocked CPUs that dissipate up to 200 W. By using the high-end cooling system with the Ryzen 5 2600X and Ryzen 7 2700 chips, users will be able to use AMD’s Precision Boost 2 and XFR2 automatic frequency boosting technologies for longer periods of time, or overclock their chips to higher frequencies.

When bought separately, AMD’s Wraith MAX cooling system costs $53.99 (£65 in the UK).  Since the device is only available discretely, by offering it with processors, AMD increases their value quite significantly.

AMD Ryzen MAX Bundles
  CPU Specs Price of Typical Bundle Price of MAX Bundle
Ryzen 5 2600X MAX
YD260XBCAFMAX
6C/12T
3.6 GHz Base
4.2 GHz Boost,
95 W
£199.99 £221.99
Ryzen 7 2700 MAX
YD2700BBAFMAX
8C/16T
3.2 GHz Base
4.1 GHz Boost
65 W
£270.49 £285.49

AMD’s Ryzen 5 2600X MAX and Ryzen 7 2700 MAX bundles will be available worldwide. In the US, these products will be sold by Amazon, Newegg, and Microcenter shortly. In the UK they are available from Scan and other leading retailers.

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Sources: Tom’s Hardware, James Prior’s Facebook

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  • Dragonstongue - Monday, November 26, 2018 - link

    only $15 Lb extra for the 2700, but additional $22 extra for 2600x...IMO they should have also upped the 2600 to use the 2600x cooler.

    to put another way IMO, no way that even the wrath max is worth $28-$35 (USD/CAD) extra when one can get 3rd party cooler for the same price that demolish them performance wise that unfortunately is the downfall of top down vs tower style coolers.

    Example Gammaxx 200t is directly comparable to prism max and gammaxx 300/400 trashes it.

    The wraith coolers are "nice" but I have a feeling because of the way the fan is closed in the way that it is airflow is not as good as it possibly can be (have the same feeling with reference blower style GPU cooler way too closed in so do not cool as well as they possibly could)

    Good on AMD, maybe they should think about keeping price increase similar i.e $15 for 2600x and $15 for 2700 type deal and not make as limited edition availability would be "reasonable"

    ahh well
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  • Spunjji - Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - link

    "no way that even the wrath max is worth $28-$35 (USD/CAD) extra when one can get 3rd party cooler for the same price that demolish them performance wise"

    Citation needed on that one, please. My understanding it's that it's extremely competitive with 3rd party coolers available for that money, and easier to mount than most of them.
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  • Cellar Door - Monday, November 26, 2018 - link

    You don't money on the burger, you make it on the soda and fries - is this what AMD is doing here? If they included the PRISM, at least all the RBG people would jump on it. Reply
  • Rocket321 - Monday, November 26, 2018 - link

    It would be a good deal had they thrown in the upgraded cooler at the same price points, but by charging an extra ~$20 that is getting close to the price of Hyper 212 and other entry level tower coolers. Reply
  • Alistair - Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - link

    Cooler is worth 50 dollars. It isn't comparable to the Hyper 212, totally different type and features. Reply
  • Cyanara - Monday, November 26, 2018 - link

    I didn't think temperature was in any way the limiting factor in how far Ryzen can overclock? Definitely isn't on my 1600X. Reply
  • Spunjji - Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - link

    You don't have Precision Boost 2 on your 1600X, that's why. :) Reply
  • Cyanara - Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - link

    Hmm, I get that Precision Boost 2 is an improvement, but it looks like it still hits hard architectural limitations at about 4.3Ghz. This is compared to high end Intel chips that literally only seem to be limited in clockspeed by how well you can cool them. Reply
  • TheinsanegamerN - Thursday, November 29, 2018 - link

    The stock coolers cant take high overclock temperatures. The SPIRE on my 1700 keeps it just below 70C at 3.6 GHZ. To go any higher, I have to up the voltage, which pushes temps up to 75-76C at 3.6 GHz.

    The MAXX cooler would be able to handle a bit more, but then you still want a large air/water cooler for pushing 4+ GHz.
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  • just4U - Friday, November 30, 2018 - link

    Under Load with the Prism cooler (working all 8 cores..) @ 4GHZ my 2700x does not reach 70C. Sits in the mid 60s. Reply

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