AMD FX 8350 CPU with Wraith Cooler Review: Page 3 of 9
Posted by Heath Coop on Friday, May 6, 2016 - 5:44am
A Closer Look
The small black box contains the FX 8350, an AMD FX case badge, and a certificate of authenticity.
The FX 8350 is cosmetically similar to most of AMD’s desktop line. The processor uses a 940-pin organic micro Pin Grid Array aka. The pins are attached to the socket mating surface of the processor.
Like the processor, the Wraith Cooler is packaged in its own internal box.
The new Wraith cooler’s lower design does not look too different than the older cooler. There are some very noticeable differences when looking at the top though. There is a much larger fan attached. There is also a shroud around the fan, which makes the new cooler much cleaner looking. Lastly, the power cable is sleeved.
Thermal compound is applied to the cooler by default. The mating surface did have some minor scratched on it and it is not as smooth as it could be. Overall, it is as good as we have seen from any other OEM packaged cooler.
The sleeving is fairly well done and adds a touch of class to the new Wraith Cooler.
As an added bonus, lit AMD logo resides on one side. The lighting is subdued enough to not overpowering and is the most noticeable when looking at it straight on.
Now to move onto the test set up.