Advanced Micro Devices released their new Zen 3 core architecture based, Ryzen 5000 desktop CPUs, and the tech community is already calling them the best CPUs manufactured by AMD to date. The processors offer top of the line specs and insane amounts of performance.
But, custom DIY PC Builder, PowerGPU, reports that they are seeing very high failure rates with the new AMD CPU & motherboard platform. According to sources, PowerGPU stated that, the AMD’s Ryzen 5000 CPUs have a very high rate of failure and that it increases even more so with the high-end CPUs.
A new report indicates that it’s not just the PowerGPU, but others of the DIY community are also facing a similar issue. Harukaze5719 talked to a Korean DIY PC Builder who reports similar defects and failures when using Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPUs on X570 / B550 motherboards. 1usmus (Yuri Bubliy) states that aside from DOA chips, Ryzen 5000 CPUs that have poor FCLK overclocking capabilities and incorrect CPPC tags relative to FIT and temperature are not even accounted for within these numbers.
Sources indicate that the failure rate was considerably higher in Intel CPUs. but after the launch of Ryzen 5000, AMD processors have crossed Intel’s in the failure rate.
Currently, AMD is busy keeping up with the high demand of the Ryzen 5000 CPUs as well as the Ryzen 3000’s. since both of them are produced using TSMC’s 7nm process nodes, the demand for both the CPUs are quite high.
Though there are reports of high failure rates, it is still worth mentioning that there are many out there who are using their desktop with Ryzen 5000 without any failures. But several failure reports from the DIY community are certainly a cause of concern for AMD.