Is the AMD 1800X (YD180XBCAEWOF) considered Oem for the purposes of warranty?
I received it today and it did not come with a HSF or COA.
I was looking for a place to register my processor (there isnt one) and saw the description of OEM vs PIB.
If there is no warranty this would upset me greatly as I paid over $700 for the CPU.
If you purchased the processor packed in a retail box, the standard limited AMD warranty will apply.
If you purchased it preinstalled in a system or as a tray item, the warranty will be provided by your point of purchase.
This is the standard warranty procedure for AMD processors and has not changed with the Ryzen launch.
Unknown why they stopped including a CoA, mine didn't ship with one either, though aside from the fake Intel chip fiasco of a couple of years ago there hasn't been a case of fake processors I can think of. My guess would be because of the same reason they don't ship in metal boxes anymore, it's a cost cutting measure.
Nope,it's a retail CPU,And they were advertised as NOT coming with a HSF.
And our Crappy CDN dollar is why I will not be upgrading to one anytime soon. Not to mention there are are almost NO Motherboards available yet.
You know you say that, $731.80 CND after shipping and tax, but I paid $534.90 USD after tax for mine, that's $722.30 CND. Effectively the same price even though 1 USD = 1.34 CND because of your 13% tax vs our 7%.
Cost 700.00 AUD with tax on pick up from store here in Melbourne FYI
Where I am it's only 6% taxes, we have no Provincial sales tax, just GST.