Fear the Spectre but embrace the Wraith; AMD's 'free' Wraith Prism
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 15, 2018 - 02:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: amd, ryzen 2, wraith prism, frag harder disco lights
The new Ryzen processors come with a Wraith fan of some description inside the package, that go far beyond bundled heatsinks we have seen previously. The aesthetics are impressive, even without a controller your Wraith Spire fan will display a fluctuating rainbow of colours along with a lit AMD logo that waxes and wanes. If you utilize software or have a motherboard with controllable lighting then you can make the Frag Harder Disco Lighting perform numerous tricks. The performance beats any other bundled heatsink but might not provide enough cooling for extreme overclocking in a case with limited airflow. You can see how it performs in [H]ard|OCP's full review.
"AMD has very much upped its game with the latest generation of Ryzen processors. The Ryzen 2700X comes complete with a snazzy looking cooler that has served us well on our test bench, but what happens when you put it inside a hot case with a hot video card and put the screws to it in terms of GHz and wattage on our 4GHz Ryzen testing rig? "
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