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Benjamin C.

Benjamin C.

Joined on 09/15/04

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Big upgrade from FX Series

AMD Ryzen 5 2nd Gen - RYZEN 5 2600 Pinnacle Ridge (Zen+) 6-Core 3.4 GHz (3.9 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 65W YD2600BBAFBOX Desktop Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 2nd Gen - RYZEN 5 2600 Pinnacle Ridge (Zen+) 6-Core 3.4 GHz (3.9 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 65W YD2600BBAFBOX Desktop Processor

Pros: Nearly 3X as fast as my older CPU (FX 4350). Games are rock solid 60 FPS now, paired with a GTC 1060 6GB, before I had a huge CPU bottleneck. The stock cooler is also pretty nice, and was also very easy to install on a Gigabyte Aorus motherboard.

Cons: Gets to about 55 under full load with stock cooling in a Define S. Not sure I would want to O/C without getting a better CPU cooler.

Overall Review: This is a lot of CPU for the money. I do think maybe they could throw in a Wraith Spire instead of a Stealth with this cooler to support overclockers. Not really a deal breaker though, the stealth is more than adequate for stock speeds.