AMD Ryzen 5 CPUs hit the market

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 11 2017 @ 15:36 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Some stores have been selling Ryzen 5 CPUs for weeks now but today is the official launch day of the AMD Ryzen 5 processor series. The Ryzen 5 launch lineup includes four models, with prices ranging from $169 for a quad-core to $249 for a six-core.
Following the global release of award-winning AMD Ryzen 7 desktop processors in March, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today launched all four models of its new high-performance AMD Ryzen 5 desktop processor, introducing disruptive levels of compute performance at a variety of price points. AMD Ryzen 5 processors deliver immersive experiences and high performance innovation to gamers and creators worldwide, with up to 87% more performance when comparing the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X to the Intel flagship Core i5 model, the 7600K. Featuring outstanding multitasking capabilities, AMD SenseMI Technology, and the powerful and efficient new "Zen" core architecture, AMD Ryzen 5 desktop processors adapt to individual needs with incredible responsiveness and performance.

"AMD Ryzen is a proven game-changer, ultimately bringing innovation and competition back across PC market segments, and we are excited to introduce the next tier of AMD Ryzen processors to the market today," said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Group, AMD. "AMD Ryzen 5 revitalizes the mid-section of the desktop market, offering consumers excellent pricing while providing a smooth and impressive overall experience, whether for high-performance gaming or demanding applications."
Product Line Model Cores Threads Base Clock (GHz) Boost Clock (GHz) XFR Clock (GHz) Include Cooler TDP (Watts) Price Sep (USD)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 6 12 3.6 4.0


N/A 95


AMD Ryzen 5 1600 6 12 3.2 3.6


Wraith Spire 65


AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 4 8 3.5 3.7


Wraith Spire 65


AMD Ryzen 5 1400 4 8 3.2 3.4


Wraith Stealth 65


A lot of reviews hit the web. The story remains largely the same as with the Ryzen 7, the Ryzen 5 delivers great performance in a variety of workloads but gaming remains a pain point.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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