AMD Launches Limited Edition Ryzen MAX CPU Bundlesby Anton Shilov on November 26, 2018 2:00 PM EST
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
3.6 GHz Base
4.2 GHz Boost,
|Ryzen 7 2700 MAX
3.2 GHz Base
4.1 GHz Boost
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