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A mixed blessing/mishap - Ryzen chips sold in wrong packaging

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Over here for reasons not entirely known, Ryzen is shipping out their CPUs in different packaging. Probably by mistake

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Although the serial number and the final seal on the box were replaced with the correct one, everything else indicates that the product is a Ryzen 3 3200G APU. Apparently, this is the result of unexpectedly high sales of the Ryzen 5 3600 CPUs during the Chinese mid-year sale in June. AMD’s China team got creative and instead of waiting for new rolls, decided to package the Ryzen 5 chip in 3200G boxes. Keep in mind that the pricing and actual product were unchanged. Only the packaging was swapped.

Source: https://www.hardwaretimes.com/amd-ryzen-5-3600-cpus-being-sold-in-ryzen-3-3200g-packaging/

Thoughts: now imagine if they could sell the 3600 with the 3200G price too. Looking at the comments I see some people suggest to auction this as a rarity as well.


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Well, I guess this is what happens when you're selling CPUs like hot cakes - mistakes when rushing to fulfill orders. This is great news for AMD (and the lucky people who got a 3600 when expecting a 3200G)

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3 minutes ago, williamcll said:

Looking at the comments I see some people suggest to auction this as a rarity as well

..... i didn't expect "boxing mishaps" to still be a collectors' item thing ._.

 

1 minute ago, 5x5 said:

Well, I guess this is what happens when you're selling CPUs like hot cakes - mistakes when rushing to fulfill orders. This is great news for AMD (and the lucky people who got a 3600 when expecting a 3200G)

no, this is a 3600 CPU, with 3600 serial numbers, and 3600 contents, in a 3200G box

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1 minute ago, VegetableStu said:

..... i didn't expect "boxing mishaps" to still be a collectors' item thing ._.

 

no, this is a 3600 CPU, with 3600 serial numbers, and 3600 contents, in a 3200G box

Yes, mistakes happen whenever humans are involved. This is a result of high targets in factory settings. And someone got a 3600 for 90$ so I call that a small issue at worst.

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Just now, 5x5 said:

Yes, mistakes happen whenever humans are involved. This is a result of high targets in factory settings. And someone got a 3600 for 90$ so I call that a small issue at worst.

they are sold as 3600 units

 

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AMD’s China team got creative and instead of waiting for new rolls, decided to package the Ryzen 5 chip in 3200G boxes. Keep in mind that the pricing and actual product were unchanged. Only the packaging was swapped.

 

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2 minutes ago, VegetableStu said:

they are sold as 3600 units

 

 

Didn't read that, derp on my end.

Well, then it's just a nothingburger story

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Using alternate but similar packaging if there is a shortage of the correct part is not unknown. In this case I would have thought they might have got a plain or other reprinted labels to cover over the "incorrect" info on the box to help eliminate any chance for confusion.


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26 minutes ago, 5x5 said:

Well, then it's just a nothingburger story

 

 

As soon as i read that part of the OP my thought was "why is this even tech news".

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Could even be they ran out of the correct boxes and used what they had to package them with.


Chances are it is as said above but I've seen it happen before in person concerning running out of boxes with stuff.

 

To complete the order, if short on the correct boxes for some reason(s) such as a supplier problem for example they'll use whatever is available, relabel what it is and out it goes, esp in times of high demand like it is now. 

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14 minutes ago, VegetableStu said:

it's china, so probably PACKIDGE CREDIT SCORE

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More processors than packaging, not too bad of a problem. 


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Where is the pic of the actual cpu that's in the box? I call this fake news! :P

or AMD actually ran out of 3600 boxes so they took 3200G boxes and used that instead.


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So let me get this straight.

 

The box states (other than the security label) that the processor is a Ryzen R3 3200G (4 cores, 4 threads, with a GPU, costs 100 dollars).

Inside the box however, is a Ryzen R5 3600 (6 cores, 12 threads, no GPU, costs 172 dollars).

 

So that correct? What price where they selling at?

As long as people got more for less money I am okay with it. However, if it turns out that someone ended up getting screwed over because of this then I think it should reflect poorly on AMD.

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2 minutes ago, LAwLz said:

So that correct? What price where they selling at?

I think ( and I could be wrong on this ) is that the 3600 just came in a 3200g box. You still paid for the 3600 and everything. It's just. It came in a different box lol. 


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This really is more news about how much AMD is selling.

 

38 minutes ago, LAwLz said:

So let me get this straight.

 

The box states (other than the security label) that the processor is a Ryzen R3 3200G (4 cores, 4 threads, with a GPU, costs 100 dollars).

Inside the box however, is a Ryzen R5 3600 (6 cores, 12 threads, no GPU, costs 172 dollars).

 

So that correct? What price where they selling at?

As long as people got more for less money I am okay with it. However, if it turns out that someone ended up getting screwed over because of this then I think it should reflect poorly on AMD.

Correct price, correct barcode and correct sticker labeling.  The only thing off about it is that it was packed in a Ryzen 3 box, instead of the proper box.

 

The sticker label they use to identify the CPU is correct.  So really the only confusion would be if you look at it from the front and see Ryzen 3 (since it doesn't appear to show the words 3200G anywhere on the box...and based on the article they just said the indication was that it was a 3200G chip, so it must not have been actually written anywhere).

 

There isn't really much news or weight to this article.  It's literally just AMD ran out of boxes and used Ryzen 3 boxes to meet the demand (but used the correct labeling)


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On 7/13/2020 at 6:57 PM, 5x5 said:

Well, I guess this is what happens when you're selling CPUs like hot cakes - mistakes when rushing to fulfill orders. This is great news for AMD (and the lucky people who got a 3600 when expecting a 3200G)

It might be funny if they found no graphics chip for 3200G,without a graphics card

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