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Computer store PowerGPU claims that AMD Ryzen 5000 processors, also known as Zen 3, have a high failure rate. Apparently, 8 out of 50 Ryzen 9 5950X processors sold have failed.

AMD Ryzen 5000 processors are very popular with great reviews. In terms of performance, the red chips are as powerful as ever and outperform the 10th generation of Intel while consuming less power. So far, the Ryzen series equipment has been of good quality, and customers rarely encounter equipment malfunction during standard use.

But as PowerGPU has reported, the Zen 3 series may be more prone to malfunctions. The case of a single store should not be treated as a limiting factor for the entire operationBut the store’s report looks very disturbing. Information was shared in a Twitter post that has already been deleted. The service reports this issue Wccftech.

Of the 50 Ryzen 9 5950X processors, up to 8 (16%) were rated DOA, i.e. factory damage. It no longer works from the moment it is delivered to the customer. However, the weaker models of the Zen 3 series had a much lower DOA, only 2-3%. The component vendor also claims that AMD processors haven’t caused much of a problem yet. 80 percent of complaints are related to Intel models and only 20 percent. Flakes of red.

Additionally, PowerGPU says the latest X570 (Ryzen) and B550 (Intel Core) motherboards are also causing problems. Such cases occur 3 to 5 times every week. Since the launch of the Zen 3 Series, 19 processors have failed, and throughout this period, only 1 DEA has been reported from Intel’s chip and the Core i7-9700K was a 9th generation model.

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