How to Determine the Authenticity of an AMD Boxed Processor?

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Ryzen PIB

EPYC PIB​​

A-Series and FX PIB​​​

Every genuine Ryzen™ ​retail package is sealed with a tamper evident security label

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To confirm authenticity, make sure your Ryzen​​ retail package has a security label securely affixed to the box’s top flap that include the following features:

  • Multi-layer color shifting graphic image of the AMD logo.
  • A clear holographic stripe running vertically down the right side of the label that reads “VALID”.
  • A QR code that will allow the customer to validate their processor with AMD.
  • A unique serial numberserial number that enables AMD to verify product for warranty service.

Th​e bott​om seal on the Ryzen PIB is similar to the top seal. The bottom seal has the same color-shifting security area but is smaller, lacks a holographic stripe, and has no additional printing on it.

Every genuine EPYC™ retail package is sealed with a tamper evident security label

 

To confirm authenticity, make sure your AMD retail package has a security label securely affixed to the box’s top flap that include the following features:

  • Multi-layer color shifting graphic image of the AMD logo.
  • A clear holographic stripe running vertically down the right side of the label that reads “VALID”.
  • A QR code that will allow the customer to validate their processor with AMD.
  • A unique serial number serial number that enables AMD to verify product for warranty service.

 

The packaging of every genuine AMD A-Series, AMD Athlon™, and AMD FX™ boxed processor has a security label.

To confirm authenticity, make sure your AMD ​​​retail package has a security label securely affixed to the box’s top flap that include the following features:

  • Multi-layer color shifting graphic image of the AMD logo.
  • A clear holographic stripe running vertically down the right side of the label that reads “VALID”.
  • A QR code that will allow the customer to validate their processor with AMD.
  • A unique serial numberserial number that enables AMD to verify product for warranty service.

 

Color Shifting Security Feature Example​

​Holographic Stripe Example​

 

  1. Left Tilt
    Image changes to silver pattern with black background.






  2. Center
    Image changes to silver pattern with red core and black background






  3. Right Tilt
    Image changes to red core with black background.






  4. Clear Holographic Strip
    VALID with wavy lines. The stripe is oriented vertically down the right side of the label.


  5. Additional Authentication Info
    Scan the QR Code



Holographic stripe contains wavy lines and reads “VALID”. The stripe is oriented vertically down the right side of the label.​​​​​

QR Code – What happens on a QR Barcode scan?​?

 

  1. Launch Scanner App
  2. Scan Code
  3. QR Code Web Response

Popular QR Barcode Readers*

Counterfeit Labels:

​​​Counterfeit labels will not have the color shifting inks, nor will they have the holographic stripe (applies to new red labels only.) Counterfeit labels also will not have the same print quality or fonts seen on genuine labels.

Additional Resources

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