600,000 CPUs discovered at Dr Lisa Su's house!
Published by Spotty, 1st April 2021
600,000 Ryzen 9 5950X CPUs that were previously believed lost by AMD have been discovered in AMD's CEO Dr Lisa Su's bed.
On December 29th the maid of the company's CEO made the discovery while performing their regular duties and making the CEO's Alaska King sized bed.
"Dr Lisa Su left early that morning for a meeting with AMD investors to discuss the shortage of AMD CPUs and GPUs in the market. As I was making her bed I noticed the mattress felt unusually hard and uncomfortable. I pulled back the sheets and to my surprise there was no mattress under the sheets, not even a bed frame! - Just CPUs! Thousands of them!", said the maid whose name has been withheld for concerns for her job.
The maid described the CPUs, which were without their retail packaging, as being orientated upside down with the pins of the CPU facing upwards in a manner the maid described as a "bed of nails". "There were hundreds of thousands of CPUs stacked on top of each other glued in place with some silver paste to form a bed, all facing with their pins pointing up. There must have been millions of tiny little gold pins poking up. Even the pillows were made of CPUs! It was crazy, like one of those bed of nails or some kind of torture device", said the maid. AMD Ryzen CPUs, unlike Intel's CPUs, use what is known as a PGA (Pin Grid Array) socket type where the pins are located on the CPU not the motherboard.
These weren't just ordinary CPUs found in Dr Lisa Su's bed either. They were 600,000 Ryzen 9 5950X's. The Ryzen 9 5950X is AMD's best enthusiast and gaming CPU to date, featuring 16 cores and 32 threads with SMT (Simultaneous Multi-Threading) technology, a base clock of 3.4GHz and a boost clock of up to 4.9GHz. The $749 5950X has faced serious product shortages since its release, due to global pandemic related issues, increase in demand, and supply of the 7nm wafer from TSMC that is used in the chiplet design of the 5950X CPU.
An insider contact who wishes to remain unnamed at AMD reported to us that 600,000 Ryzen 9 5950X CPUs were flagged as missing in their internal inventory system. The insider reports that inventory logs show the CPUs were checked out of the system by a high level administrator account before being automatically flagged by the system as missing after they were not returned in to the system after 48 hours.
We have contacted Dr Lisa Su and AMD for comment and will update if we receive a reply.
Update: AMD's press relations department responded with a statement:
"The 600,000 5950X CPUs located at the residence of Dr Lisa SU were undergoing vigorous quality assurance testing. Previous reports that the CPUs were missing from AMD's inventory system were incorrect. The CPUs having now completed their quality assurance testing have been reintroduced in to AMDs supply and will be available for purchase at retailers shortly."