A rather curious situation has developed in China: a batch of Ryzen 5 3600 processors packaged in boxes originally designed for the Ryzen 3 3200G arrived at local retail. Yes, it didn’t seem to you: the older processors are packed in boxes from the younger ones, and not vice versa.
You can distinguish the “masked” Ryzen 5 3600 by the seal sticker, which seals the box. It is just right here – from Ryzen 5 3600 processors: it correctly indicates not only the name of the chip and its characteristics, but also the serial number located under the barcode. That is, there is no forgery here, even the number is correct and coincides with that on the processor itself inside the box.
Presumably, the appearance of Ryzen 5 3600 in non-native packaging is associated with a local shortage of these packages, which may be associated with unexpectedly high processor sales as part of a big sale in China in June. As a result, the Chinese division of AMD was not at a loss, and decided to find such an unusual way out of the situation instead of waiting for the supply of the correct boxes and maintaining a shortage.
Unfortunately, the Ryzen 5 3600 did not cost as much as the younger Ryzen 3 3200G from the change of box. Apart from the box, nothing has changed at all. The complete cooler remained unchanged, which is natural, since both the Ryzen 5 3600 and the Ryzen 3 3200G come with a Wraith Stealth cooler (no LED).
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