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(WCCFTECH) AMD Ryzen 5 1600/X CPUs With 8 Working Cores Spotted In The Wild.

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"A number of users have reported purchasing Ryzen 5 1600X & 1600 CPUs that had 8 cores active right out of the box. The reports surfaced over the past couple of days on the Korean cooln.kr forums and special thanks go out to Bong for the tip!"

http://wccftech.com/amd-ryzen-5-1600x-cpus-8-working-cores-spotted-wild/

This sure is interesting.... I'm building a Ryzen 1600 system for a friend right now. I haven't gotten into Windows yet, but I'm curious if he lucked out!
Edited by gopackersjt - 10/3/17 at 7:13am
     
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post #2 of 29
probably a small percentage of them.

I've built a couple of r5 1600 systems and they all were 6 core.
 
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post #3 of 29
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Originally Posted by azanimefan View Post

probably a small percentage of them.

I've built a couple of r5 1600 systems and they all were 6 core.

I'm going to assume that you didn't actually read the article lol.

All of the unlocked chips were manufactured on the 36th week of 2017 in Malaysia.
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post #4 of 29
Literally the R5 1600/X is the bang for buck CPU and even more bang for buck if you are lucky to get an 8 core. AMD wins! Lol
post #5 of 29
AMD back again with these tactics lol. I remember the good ol' days with the unlockable cpu's. I was such a big AMD fanboy years ago lol. How can you not be? I bought a Phenom II x2 555 and unlocked it to a quad core and it overclocked better than my brother's Phenom II x4 955 BE it was crazy lol. mine can overclock to 4GHz all cores and my brother's cpu which was MUCH more expensive can only overclock to 3.8ghz biggrin.gif
post #6 of 29
Just seems like a Quality Assurance problem, someone was using the wrong process that week.
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wheee.gif <<< this is 1600 owners when they find out it's a 1800x.
post #8 of 29
they shoulda just allowed unlocking

i woulda quit intel in a heartbeat
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Originally Posted by dieanotherday View Post

they shoulda just allowed unlocking

i woulda quit intel in a heartbeat

Why? Either they'd cannibalize sales from more expensive chips or have complaints from people who bricked hardware or have faulty cores. AMD can't win if they allow it officially.
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post #10 of 29
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Originally Posted by dir_d View Post

Just seems like a Quality Assurance problem, someone was using the wrong process that week.

I would be interested in the voltages / clockspeeds and whether it has a SEGFAULT bug.

edit: also this means later (36th week is September) R5 1600Xs should be as good as R7 1800X , if not better.
Edited by AlphaC - 10/3/17 at 12:02pm
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