Installation and test setup …
You can’t do too much wrong when installing the processor. For our test, we put the Ryzen 7600X CPU in the AM5 LGA1718 socket of the ASRock X670E Taichi Carrara motherboard, which is now identical in handling to an Intel CPU socket for many years.
This eliminates the risk of bending pins on the CPU. On the other hand, the filigree springs in the LGA socket have to be well protected. Therefore, the plastic cover should always be inserted when there is no CPU in the socket.
The CPU has notches on two sides and one corner is marked with a golden triangle. If you pay attention to these details, you cannot insert the CPU into the socket incorrectly.
We show how to properly install and remove an LGA CPU in the socket in this AMD or Intel CPU installation guide and in the following video on our OCinside YouTube Channel.
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Once the CPU is properly seated, you next clamp it in place with the bracket mechanism, and the base’s protective cover pops off on its own.
We used the following components for the Review of the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X CPU.
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 5 7600X|
|Motherboard||ASRock X670E Taichi Carrara|
|Cooling||Arctic Liquid Freezer II 280 A-RGB|
|RAM||2x 16GB Crucial DDR5-4800 single ranked|
|Graphics card||Powercolor Red Dragon RX580 8GB|
|SSD||Crucial P5 Plus 1TB PCIe Gen 4|
|PSU||Lian Li SP850 80+ Gold|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows 11|
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X benchmark results…