AMD’s 2nd generation Ryzen 2000 series CPUs have just been released late last week and it looks like the company is preparing to launch a brand new product already. Well not exactly because it isn’t a product, more of a package of three products. The AMD Combat Crate is more like three products folded into one.
Credit goes to a leak by videocardz, we know what actually comes inside the company’s mystery Combat Crate. The Combat Crates comes with a Ryzen CPU, compatible AM4 motherboard and Radeon GPU inside.
More specifically, it appears that these bundles come with either a Ryzen 5 1600 CPU or a Ryzen 7 1700 CPU paired with an MSI B350 Tomahawk motherboard and an MSI RX 580 Armor graphics card.
AMD Deploys Combat Crates in War on Cryptocurrency Miners
This is a great idea for AMD and its motherboard partners to be able to clear stocks of existing Ryzen 1000 series CPUs and 300 series AM4 motherboards. Most important of all is the fact that it can be a very effective way to make sure that GPUs land in the hands of actual gamers rather than miners, who tend to buy graphics cards by the dozen and suck the graphics card supply dry.