Fake AMD Processors on Sale Through Amazon

There are reports that fake AMD processors are being sold though Amazon. The chips were sold as AMD A-Series A8-7600 but, upon examination of the underside, appear to be AM2 Athlon 64 X2 5200+ processors that have been falsely labelled.

The Amazon listing appears on the UK site, and two customers have already reported the chips they purchased as relabeled X2 5200+ processors in the product reviews, with further suggestion that some of the purchased chips don’t even work. But anyone buying an A8-7600 for an FM2+ motherboard who receives a relabeled X2 5200+ will find that the fake chip’s pin layout makes it incompatible, since that model, current between 2007 and 2009, is for an AM2 socket.

Amazon and AMD are yet to comment on the matter.

Source: WCCF Tech