AMD FX-8000 CPU series: What is under the lid?
This is not going to be a long and boring article explaining different features of AMD FX microprocessors. Instead, we will have some fun actually looking under the lid. As you may know, top of the line FX-series processors are shipped in tin cans, which creates an illusion of more expensive, and consequently better quality products. The top lid of the can has an insert, that keeps the lid in place when it's closed. As members of the overclock.net forum found out, the insert is made of recycled tin with printed external box design for products of other companies. The design is revealed when you remove the tin insert:
We checked our FX-8320 and FX-8350 microprocessors, and they both had the same pattern with "Hubei caihua tea industrial co., ltd" company name. The recycled designs are not limited to tea companies, and other people in the overclock.net forum found lids with products made by Archer Farms and Marlboro, as well as lids with designs for Espresso coffee, and for Phase to Masters Edition game. There are even lids, made of recycled tin with AMD FX "Bulldozer" box design.
So, do you have AMD FX-8300 series processor? Take a look under the lid, and post a picture in our comments section.
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