Credit: Scan Computers
AMD has launched two limited edition "Ryzen MAX" processor bundles for this holiday season. The chipmaker is offering the bundles with its Ryzen 5 2600X hexa-core processor and Ryzen 7 2700 octa-core processor.
The Ryzen 5 2600X MAX (YD260XBCAFMAX) and Ryzen 7 2700 MAX (YD2700BBAFMAX) bundles come included with AMD's Wraith Max CPU cooler, which will allow consumers to take advantage of XFR2 (Extended Frequency Range 2) technology or overclock the processor out of the box without having to spend extra money to pick up an aftermarket heatsink.
UK computer hardware retailer Scan Computers sells the non-MAX versions of the Ryzen 5 2600X and Ryzen 7 2700 for £199.99 and £270.49, respectively. The MAX versions have been listed for £221.99 and £285.49, which is only a £22 difference in the case of the Ryzen 5 2600X and a mere £15 for the Ryzen 7 2700. The new MAX bundles are a pretty good deal considering that the Wraith Max typically sells for $53.99 (£42.14).
AMD tells us that the MAX CPU bundles will show up at Newegg, Amazon, and Microcenter soon. We'll follow up with more information as it becomes available.