AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 6 Core / 12 Thread CPU Review With ASRock X370 Killer SLI AM4 Motherboard

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Apr 11, 2017
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X + ASRock X370 Killer SLI

April 2017
Type Processor + Motherboard
Price $249.99 US + $144.99 US

ASRock X370 Killer SLI AC Board- Power Consumption / Thermal Temperature Tests

Based on the latest 14nm process and using a brand new architecture design, AMD Ryzen processors offer a big leap in efficiency over Bulldozer. In both power consumption and temperature tests, we see the Ryzen chip putting Intel’s 14nm processors to shame. This is seen against both mainstream and HEDT lineups from Intel.

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As for temperatures, we used our Cryorig R1 Ultimate with the AM4 retention kit during the overall tests. The results gathered during full load and under idle cases was pretty good. The chip remains cooler than Intel’s HEDT parts and even the new Kaby Lake mainstream CPUs which is impressive since they are using a 14nm process.

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