- AMD (NEXT) - what the heck are these?
Well judging from the product code on the sticker it's a Ryzen 5 5600x. Must be boxed differently in Thailand for whatever reason.ID: gur1hcp
Well they have been sold here in the regular retail box since release. These "NEXT" boxes started popping up this week and are seemingly sold alongside the regular retail CPUs. What's also fascinating is that the range of these NEXT CPUs reaches from Ryzen 3 1200s to Athlon 200Gs all the way to Zen3 models.
Most likely being illegally resoldID: gur92hf
Why would it be illegal?ID: gusdv43
It's likely that someone is buying OEM processors and putting them in their own packaging for retail sale. It's probably not a crime, but there's probably a contract being breached.ID: gur20h6
I doubt that. Advice is one of the top 2 hardware retailers here and well within the public's eye and even here in Thailand this wouldn't fly under the radar by any means.ID: gur6g0m
If these are tray/system integrator units, they won't have the normal AMD consumer warranty. You would have to try to get a replacement from the company that packaged those
I guess an importer buys them on tray and then package them in retail boxes.ID: gur3lzb
Interesting. That would explain the OEM/tray product code. Does AMD condone this? Feels suspect to me.
The looks are really suspect, but should be fine if major retailers are selling them. The code 100-000000065 is for OEM/tray 5600X.ID: gur2lcu
I agree, the box design looks like from a decade ago, almost making me feel like I'm looking at an FX CPU, but they seem to be legit. I just can't find ANY official information on these from AMDs side, which is just plain weird.ID: gur3q0i
They certainly do not seem to be made by AMD, but by a local company that made some boxes (the same print for all CPUs) to package tray processors.
Hight performance on the bottom right
Probably packaging for tray cpus.
low cost? hmmm
This is my guess.