Quote Originally Posted by Iota View Post
Wouldn't it make much more sense for AMD to either use a cooler that works well and lowers temps / noise for review purposes, or completely do away with bundling coolers in exchange for either a lower price point or more profit? It will be interesting to see which stock cooler AMD actually provides review sites (considering they've changed which ones are going to be bundled).
You do have to wonder if there are some shenanigans going on here. It could simply be that with better energy efficiency the 5600X boosts too damned well on something like a Prism cooler and they want to hold it back a bit in reviews to make the higher end models look better.