Last weekend, a message made the rounds that the new AMD processors of the Ryzen 5000 series should have a particularly high failure rate. The original message from PowerGPU on Twitter has since been removed, but the rather striking statement made it to the highest circles of American tech magazines, such as Wccftech. We therefore ask ourselves the question: is there anything to it?
Ryzen 7000: A message about the next completely new CPU generation from AMD is much more positive. This should bring the biggest leap in performance so far for Ryzen processors.
Over six percent defective AMD CPUs?
Let’s take a look at what PowerGPU originally reported: Of the 50 to 120 processors received for each model, a total of 21 are said to be defective (“doa”, which means “dead on arrival”).
The information broken down according to the individual CPUs:
With a total of 320 CPUs, that makes 6.56 percent defective chips. A lot, no doubt. And as PowerGPU itself notes, far more than you know from other processors, for example. Only a single Intel Core i7 9700K is said to have failed at PowerGPU so far, that is, or better: it said in the tweet.
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Do the new AMD CPUs really fail too often?
The problem with the numbers is that they are simply not representative. With 320 chips, for example, it is conceivable that PowerGPU just got a bad batch. Transport damage cannot be ruled out either, albeit very unlikely.
A look at the return rates (RMA) of the German online mail order company Mindfactory, which the Reddit user Sofaboy90 has compiled, make this clear:
The Ryzen 9 5900X has a failure rate of 0.37 percent, the Ryzen 7 5800X of 0.58 percent and the Ryzen 5 5600X of 0.5 percent. The Zen 3 chips are thus within the framework, processors from Intel perform similarly. At Mindfactory, 0.5 percent of the Intel Core i5 9600K run back.
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