Falcon Northwest Tiki (2022) Review – Featuring the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D

Falcon Northwest Tiki (2022) Review – Featuring the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D

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Here we see the drive actually exceed its rated sequential read speeds, which are listed as 7250 MB/s, though we were about 100 MB/s shy of the 6900 MB/s seq. write max. Doubtless, with some more careful testing, it would be possible to hit numbers closer to the theoretical max for writes with this 4TB model (ZP4000GM30013, PDF datasheet available here).

In fairness, the numbers shown are from a drive that had been partitioned in half to accommodate my dual-boot Win10/Win11 situation, had been in heavy use for several days with quite a bit of data being moved around, had never been issued a manual TRIM command, and no effort was made to boost benchmark scores. I’ll take it. In fact, I’ll run away with it, and never come back (NVMe drives are so easy to pocket, you know?).

Thermals

Moving on to a look at thermals, I first ran the Blender Classroom workload to see how the CPU in the Tiki behaved. I was a bit concerned, honestly, that a small CLC liquid cooler like the 120 mm model in this system may have trouble keeping up with the 3D V-cache version of one of the hottest AMD CPUs I’ve ever tested (the Ryzen 7 5800X can get quite toasty), but this small liquid cooler seems more than up to the task.

During the Blender test the highest recorded core temp was 83.1 C, with a max Tdie reading of 85 C (ambient was around 18.5 C). Average core clocks hit 4375 MHz early in the test, settling down into the 4322 – 4337 MHz range for the duration of the nearly eight minute run.

For a visual example of thermals in a simulated gaming situation, I ran the venerable (as in, old) Unigine Heaven benchmark for about 90 minutes (actually closer to 95, but who’s counting), with the following results:



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