Date Joined: 12/03/07
- Support MSI B450 Tomahawk Non Max
-SAM is enable on B450
Cons: -Not delivered by Lisa Su herself
Overall Review: I upgraded from a 2600 with MSI B450 Tomahawk non Max. Flash the new Bios and it work perfectly out of the box. SAM was added into the bios feature so anyone with a B450/470 don't need to spend extra $$ on a new motherboard. The most impressive feature about this chip is their PBO 2 which undervolt and overclock as good as manually overclocking. The PBO that is feature in the Ryzen 5000 series are a lot better than the 3000 series according to various sources in google search lol. Highly recommend for anyone with older Zen and are looking to upgrade.
Pros: My EVGA 8800 GT SC was idling at 68c-70c (fan speed 70%) and load 85c + (while playing CSS). I haven't overclock the card yet and the temperature is off the roof. Anyways after purchasing this cooler my GPU idle at 42c and load at 53c. I've decided to OC my 8800GT SC 715mhz core /1755mhz shader/ 2000mhz Memory, idle at 42c, and load at 58-59c. Great product!
Cons: The heat sink doesn't stick to well
Overall Review: I purchase this cooler because I had a Micro Tower and there wasn't enough space for the other coolers. I didn't even think the Zalman VF900 would fit in my tower at first. I'm glad I bought and it was a good fit and very please with the result.