Intel Celeron processors are being sold as AMD Ryzen chips
Consumers reported buying AMD Ryzen processors on Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) and eBay Inc(NASDAQ:EBAY), and receiving products that were clearly manufactured by different company.
There was one Reddit user who posted pictures of his AMD Ryzen 7 1700 processor purchase on Amazon, which looked legitimate at first. He then realized that the device was clearly developed by a different company as it was an Intel Celeron (NASDAQ:INTC) processor.
Another user posted images of a processor he bought from Amazon, which appeared to be real as it has the Ryzen markings. However, it is different as some of its features are clearly part of a different microchip.
The notches and overall integrated heatspreader (IHS) are not the ones that the Ryzen 7 1700 processor brings, and it only has the company label through a transparent sticker that makes it look like a different brand.
It is unclear whether these devices are being sold through Amazon directly or through a third-party vendor.
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