Friday, August 3rd 2018

AMD 2nd Generation Ryzen Threadripper Retail Boxes Pictured

AMD is known for some of the most quirky retail packaging. It sold its first FX-series processor in tin boxes, and its first Ryzen Threadripper HEDT processors came in an unusually shaped box that made unpacking the processor an experience unto itself. With its second generation, AMD is poised to introduce new 24-core and 32-core SKUs, presenting the company with an opportunity to make its retail boxes even more grandiose on store shelves.

The new box features a rounded-rectangular front and rear side. A large acrylic window dominates the front, with polygonal bellows leading up to an inner case that shows off the processor as if its a piece of jewelry. This window opens up like an airtight Tupperware box, with a lock on the top, and a hinge at the bottom. Inside, there's a small orange LED lightshow powered by a couple of 2032 button cells. The reverse side also has an acrylic window looking up to the translucent orange back of the inner case, showing you the LGA of the chip. The product logo is unchanged, but a catchphrase has been added - Unlocked, Unrestrained, Uncompromising.
Source: VideoCardz
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16 Comments on AMD 2nd Generation Ryzen Threadripper Retail Boxes Pictured

#2
ratirt
Yeah it looks sharp :)
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#3
gmn 17
Nice packaging Amd
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#5
R0H1T
You know something like this, you'd want to keep it on a shelf perhaps, instead of putting it in a case :ohwell:
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#6
Tsukiyomi91
THIS is probably one of the best looking packaging that is also a working work of art. Simply gorgeous to the point it makes Intel cheap packaging looked... ridiculously cheap.
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#7
Jill Valentine
S.T.A.R.S.
Looks more like a collector's item type box :)
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#8
Fluffmeister
It's certainly not packaging aimed at saving the planet from waste!
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#9
Caring1
FluffmeisterIt's certainly not packaging aimed at saving the planet from waste!
I have a feeling not many of these will end up in land fill
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#10
ZoneDymo
Caring1I have a feeling not many of these will end up in land fill
^this, I always love packaging that reflects your investment, it makes the experience of your new pc that much better :)
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#11
XiGMAKiD
If there's an award for best packaging, AMD would definitely win one :rockout:
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#12
windwhirl
WIth that kind of packaging, I'd buy two. One for the build, another just for showing it off... If I had the money.
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#13
EntropyZ
windwhirlWIth that kind of packaging, I'd buy two. One for the build, another just for showing it off... If I had the money.
The second one, if just for a box... I bet some nut on eBay will sell try to sell one. I see at least one listing for Threadripper 1 box. Considering it's just one, maybe they are so fancy, people aren't willing to sell them as much as I thought.
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#14
Ubersonic
Meh,

Would prefer a small cardboard box like on the I7's TBH as it takes up less space (or the recycled metal tins the FX came in). Regardless it will be going in the attic inside a carrier bag to protect it from dust, then when I sell the CPU on it will be used again. I feel sorry for anyone who's sad enough to use their CPU box as a mantlepiece ornament or something.
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#15
Vayra86
Would almost order a TR just to have the box.

That's mouth watering sweetness
UbersonicMeh,

Would prefer a small cardboard box like on the I7's TBH as it takes up less space (or the recycled metal tins the FX came in). Regardless it will be going in the attic inside a carrier bag to protect it from dust, then when I sell the CPU on it will be used again. I feel sorry for anyone who's sad enough to use their CPU box as a mantlepiece ornament or something.
Better than a picture of some ugly dog or four wooden letters that say HOME ;)
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#16
phill
I think this is brilliant, better than just a cardboard box.. Makes me feel like I should buy one just for show with my other collectibles and hardware!! What a way to put some energy into the CPU market.. AMD literally thinking outside the box!! :)
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