Vendors are selling fake Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) Ryzen chips on several e-commerce websites.
There was one Reddit user who posted pictures of his AMD Ryzen 7 1700 processor purchase on Amazon, which looked legitimate at first. He then realized that the device was clearly developed by a different company as it was an Intel Celeron (NASDAQ:INTC) processor.
Another user posted images of a processor he bought from Amazon, which appeared to be real as it has the Ryzen markings. However, it is different as some of its features are clearly part of a different microchip.
The notches and overall integrated heatspreader (IHS) are not the ones that the Ryzen 7 1700 processor brings, and it only has the company label through a transparent sticker that makes it look like a different brand.
It is unclear whether these devices are being sold through Amazon directly or through a third-party vendor.
One of these users said that he reported the problem to Amazon and received a replacement that actually contained the correct device.
AMD stock fell 2.8% Tuesday, while AMZN shares rose 0.8% and EBAY stock fell 1%.