How true is this report? Well, I for one haven’t had any problems so far … it may only affect higher-end Ryzen 7 or Ryzen 9 processors. Either case, remember to always keep your box, packaging and most important, your receipt.
To back up its controversial claim, PowerGPU supplied some circumstantial evidence. In a now-deleted tweet, the company said of the 320 Ryzen 5000 CPUs it’s received, about 6% ended up “dead on arrival,” meaning they didn’t boot up at all.
Six percent may not sound like a lot. But PowerGPU says it’s only ever received one dead CPU from Intel. In addition, the batch of Ryzen 5950X chips it obtained showed a higher dead-on-arrival rate of 16%.
“The failure on the new AMD CPUs are still too high,” the company added in the same tweet. On top of all this, PowerGPU also noticed stability issues with AMD’s Ryzen 5000 chips.
As you’d expect, the company has since faced a barrage of skepticism from the PC building community, where AMD’s Ryzen 5000 CPUs have been all the rage. Indeed, the company’s chips have dominated our rankings for the best CPU processors.