Disclosure: AMD India chooses not to send review units to Hardware BBQ, despite having an active communication in the recent past.
Contrary to the claim made by an AMD rep in India, we did not make an impression that we do not want samples to review, nor we pleaded any company to arrange an AMD sample. Regardless of the alleged toxicity behind the scenes, we will keep our reporting neutral and informative for the benefits of our readers who is also their userbase.
A public submission (Edit 04.11.2020: original submission has been deleted and reuploaded. New submission can be accessed here) was found in HWBot using a Ryzen 5 5600X and an RTX GeForce 3070 (likely from GALAX?). The submission was done under a new account nicknamed ‘Shaapit’. While some may assume it is a throwaway account, it is an account that joined a team called OC. Inc, an Indian based overclocking team in HWBot.
It is rare to see random folks joining an HWBot team. Its obvious someone received this CPU from AMD India. According to OC Inc’s profile, Asus, AMD, Kingpin Cooling and GALAX are official partners. It is unlikely a person randomly joined OC Inc. since joining a team requires a password given by the team captains. Two of the four captains of the team are Shatul Durlabjhi and Amey Gokhale, some of the well-known overclockers.
There are no benchmarks, just a submission. But sources here leaking information under NDA is not a new thing since some people do it behind the scenes. But it is a first time to see someone in a partnered overclocking team who officially received a unit though it is a good idea to make a public submission in CPU-Z and on HWBot. So whoever Shaapit is, Thanks I guess?
The test is done on an MSI MPG B550 Gaming Edge Wifi with a G.Skill Trident Z Neo Series 16GB DDR4 3600MHz and RTX GeForce 3070 8G on an LG GSM772A. If it is from a reviewer, we should know who it is based on their reviews’ system setup’s specs. The Ryzen 5 5600X’s base/ turbo clock speed is 3.7GHz / up to 4.6 GHz. The submission shows that this CPU was overclocked to 4948.85 MHz. This is most likely on-air and maybe on the stock cooler which is bundled with the Ryzen 5 5600X. The wraith coolers are not bundled with the Ryzen 7 5800X, Ryzen 9 5900X and the Ryzen 9 5950X. CPU-Z also shows it hit 56.5 °C. To be fair, CPU-Z logs temperature when it is on without any idle or load indication.
Further leaks with Cinebench R15 (04.11.2020)
After the original link was taken down. But another submission was made but with Cinebench R15. With the same overclocks, the Ryzen 5 5600X manages a CPU score of 2090.
We requested George Millington, the PR director of AMD Global, to know if some overclockers were given exceptions from non-disclosure agreements to make HWBot ranks- or if it was something they submitted without their knowledge.
The State of PCMR in India so far…
Based on the information at hand, Indian reviewers did get their hands on Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 9 units. It is not sure if anyone received Ryzen 7 units. But interestingly sources indicated nobody received AMD Radeon 6000 series, yet. While many want Radeon RX 6000 series to be good enough to be an RTX30 alternative, AMD Radeon prices in India are traditionally bad compared to international counterparts. But it seems Nvidia and AIC partners are doing the same for the RTX30 series. Despite new launches, its a terrible time to pick up a new graphics card based on the price. While its nice to see an active involvement with AMD Radeon with DirectX Ray-Tracing in-game support, companies and distributors in India don’t want to reflect the advantage here when it comes to price. We did a post about Nvidia’s shenanigans three days ago, only to be corrected first thing this Monday.