AMD Adds CPU Barcode to Fight Fake CPUs

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AMD Adds CPU Barcode to Fight Fake CPUs

AMD has once again tried to conquer fraudsters, who remark microprocessors from the Sunnyvale, California based company to sell them at higher price. From now, AMD will barcode AMD Athlon XP stickers with a special 2D matrix that should do the re-labeling a lot harder to carry out. “The same 2D barcode exists on all AMD64-series processors, as well as on the cores of virtually all AMD Athlon XP chips. The difference between the latest family and the previous family of processors is that the 64-bit CPUs have the barcode on the heat-spreader, while the K7 chips carry the 2D matrix on the core itself.”

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