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,
95 W
£199.99 £221.99
Ryzen 7 2700 MAX
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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  • Death666Angel - Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - link

    A quick Google search shows a test by There, it fails to impress me. It loses even to the Scythe Kotetsu Mark II, which is a bog standard, 35€ 120mm heatsink. The AMD Wraith Max costs 50€+ standalone, which is the price I paid for my BeQuiet Dark Rock Pro 3 with AM4 mounts new from Unless you definitely need the small height (85mm) and don't care too much about the noise a 92mm fan produces, this thing is not a good buy. Haven't seen € prices for the bundles, yet, but I don't see this being competitive for real DIYers in any way, shape or form.
  • shaolin95 - Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - link

    Great innovation lol

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