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Box said Ryzen 7 2700x, but a different cpu was in the box
Reviewed in the United States on February 18, 2019
UPDATE: 2/28/2019 - This is now a FIVE star review. Please read the initial review and the update below.
The one star rating is not reflective of the 2700x or of Amazon, for that matter. Mistakes happen. I just want to to draw attention to this.
Just a few days ago, I had finally bought all of the pieces of my new computer and was going to build it just the other night. I hit a snag pretty quick when the processor wouldn't fit into the cpu socket of the motherboard (ASUS Crosshair VII Hero). I visually checked the pins and noticed that the layout did not line up with the socket. Imagine my surprise when I noticed "A4 3300" written very lightly on the cpu surface. It seems that someone duped Amazon by returning their 2700x cpu, and switching it our for a very similar looking A4 3300 (an apu introduced back in 2011), then getting their money back for a 2700x. I've started the return process and the cpu is in the mail back to Amazon, and I'll update this review depending on how this is handled. I think that is fair. However, I have to say I'm glad this happened. Hopefully, the good folks at Amazon can track the sku number of the part when it gets back to them and trace it back to the customer who returned it to them beforehand. I hope you can do that, Amazon, because they got a free Ryzen 2700x out of you. Lesson learned for me: Check every detail of a purchase as quickly as possible when it arrives.
UPDATE: About 5 days after I shipped the processor to Amazon they faithfully refunded my money without any hassles. I had to get the Ryzen 7 2700x from another place because I didn't know how long it would take to get a refund from Amazon and I was anxious to get my computer together, but I can tell you that it runs just as great as everyone here is claiming it does. It is an amazing processor. Five stars, definitely. I also give a 5 star review to Amazon's return service. I'm very impressed, and I hope they catch whoever it was that sent that wrong processor back to them, initially. Thank you, Amazon!