Some buyers AMD Ryzen Ryzen 5 5 1600 and 1600X got processors with eight cores active

Sale AMD Ryzen 5 began in the spring, and recently in the network appeared the message buyers received an unexpected surprise: they bought AMD Ryzen Ryzen 5 1600 and 1600X 5 instead of six cores were active eight!

This feature of the newly acquired AMD Ryzen 5 1600X system builders were found at the first boot. The base frequency, as expected, was equal to 3.6 GHz, increased to 4.0 GHz, but the number of cores has been shown equal to eight and the number of threads — sixteen. We can say that the buyers purchased the discount models 1800X. Other buyers also got lucky with a cheaper model Ryzen 5 1600.

All «unlocked» processors have in common — they are made in Malaysia for 36 weeks of 2017. To determine the place and date of issue of the processor helps a simple guide to decoding the markings:

Performance tests showed that the purchased copies — indeed, AMD Ryzen 5 1800X with other markings. One explanation of the situation may be a higher demand for younger models that motivated the manufacturer to label and sell the older models as a Junior.


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