KEY POINTS

  • AMD Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPU is based on Zen 3 core architecture
  • The desktop CPU series is considered as one of the best line-ups AMD has ever developed
  • Several users claim the AMD Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPU has several issues

Following interesting reviews from the community, several users claim that the AMD Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPU and the X570 motherboard have high failure rates.

On Twitter, custom DIY PC builder PowerGPU shared that AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs have very high failure rates. The PC builder said the processor's failure rate increases on the more high-end CPU models, and that out of the 50 AMD Ryzen 9 5950X units it received, eight processors were "dead on arrival."

Where Gaming Begins | AMD Ryzen™ Desktop Processors AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su as she details the highly anticipated AMD Ryzen™ desktop processor lineup powered by the groundbreaking “Zen 3” architecture. Photo: AMD Official YouTube Channel

PowerGPU also mentioned that prior to the launch of AMD's Ryzen 5000 CPUs, the failure rate was 80% Intel and 20% AMD and they only had one CPU die on them in the past two years. But ever since the launch of Ryzen 5000 CPUs, the chips are seeing higher failure rates. The issue isn't just specific to the CPUs, even X570 boards are reportedly facing very high failure rates.

The launch of AMD Ryzen 5000 seemingly sees the chips getting higher failure rates, according to PowerGPU. Before the launch of AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs, the failure rate is 80% Intel and 20% AMD with only one CPU dead for the past couple of years, the PC builder notes. The high failure rate issue is not isolated to CPUs but also to X570 motherboards.

Each week, between three to five X570 and B550 motherboards end up DOA, the company claims. At the time of this publication, the cause of the issue is still unknown. PowerGPU's problem was echoed by other DIY PC builders. On Twitter, user Harukaze5719 claims that a Korean DIY PC builder reports the same defects when using the AMD Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPU on X570 or B550 motherboards.

Wccftech reports that aside from the high failure rate, AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs have poor FCLK overclocking capabilities, citing the claim of Twitter user 1usmus. The user adds that the desktop processors give "incorrect CPPC tags relative to FIT and temperature are not even accounted for within these numbers." AMD has yet to comment on these issues.

The AMD Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPUs on Zen 3 core architecture and the X570 motherboard received positive reviews from the tech community. The site notes that the platform is considered one of the best CPU lineups the company has ever produced, boasting impressive performance.