AMD’s Zen3 architecture Ryzen 5000 desktop CPUs and matching X570 motherboards are popular, sell like hotcakes, and are also considered one of AMD’s best CPU lineups because they offer a lot of performance.But where there is a lot of light, there also seems to be the first shadows, if you follow the reports on Twitter and Reddit.
However, custom build PC maker PowerGPU reports seeing very high failure rates with the new AMD CPUs and associated motherboard platform…. For example, PowerGPU has tweeted that AMD’s Ryzen 5000 CPUs have a generally very high failure rate, but that it increases for the high-end CPUs.
The failure on the new AMD CPUs are still too high.
AMD Ryzen 5950x x50 units 8 doa
AMD Ryzen 5900x x50 units 4 doa
AMD Ryzen 5800x x100 units 4 doa
AMD Ryzen 5600x x120 units 3 doa
We had only 1 dead Intel CPU it was a 9700k in our time of business
Doa: Dead on arrival
— PowerGPU® (@PowerGPU) February 13, 2021
In the tweet, PowerGPU reports that of the 50 Ryzen 9 5950X units they received, 8 CPUs were DOA (Dead on Arrival). Below is the breakdown of the AMD Ryzen 5000 CPU failure rate as reported by Custom DIY PC Builder:
- AMD Ryzen 5950x x50 units 8 doa
- AMD Ryzen 5900x x50 units 4 doa
- AMD Ryzen 5800x x100 units 4 doa
- AMD Ryzen 5600x x120 units 3 doa
At the same time, PC Builder reports that they only received 1 Intel CPU that turned out to be DOA in the same time, and that was an older Core i7-9700K. PowerGPU also mentions that prior to AMD’s Ryzen 5000 CPUs, the failure rate was 80% Intel and 20% AMD, and they had only lost one CPU in the last 2 years. But since the launch of the Ryzen 5000 CPUs, AMD chips have had a much higher failure rate. The problem isn’t just specific to CPUs either, even X570 boards have been reported to have very high failure rates.
Actually, in Korea, it was quite quiet about this issue.
As I checked urgently, there have been frequent postings complaining of problems mainly on B550/X570 mobo in recent months. https://t.co/pNizhKZn0R
— 포시포시 (@harukaze5719) February 14, 2021
Currently, AMD is struggling to even keep up with the huge demand for its Ryzen 5000 and Ryzen 3000 CPUs anyway, both of which are based on TSMC’s 7nm node. Despite shipping one million Ryzen 5000 units last quarter, AMD has lost CPU market share back to Intel for the first time since the launch of the first Zen-based Ryzen lineup.
Source: PowerGPU, WCCFTECH (via Twitter)