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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X CPU Review

The Fastest in the Game

A Closer Look

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X CPU Review 1

AMD has moved the Ryzen 9 5900X, and the rest of the family to a dark brushed metal finish on the box but otherwise retains the same style as previous generations.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X CPU Review 2

The boxes are quite a bit thinner at the Ryzen ‘9’ level of SKU generation since they do NOT come with a cooler. End-users of the higher end offerings often use more advanced coolers, so AMD doesn’t bother with something that’ll just occupy a shelf anyway.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X CPU Review 3

AMD still ships its processors in the same clamshell, but this flavor is a bit wider than normal to better stay in place in the retail packaging.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X CPU Review 4

The Ryzen 9 5900X looks like pretty much any other Ryzen processor in the last few generations. The model is across the top edge.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X CPU Review 5

The rear of the chip matches up to AMD’s AM4 socket and there isn’t much to see here on the business end.

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