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AMD finally unveils the Ryzen 5, will hit the market this April with a starting price of USD 169

AMD finally unveils the Ryzen 5, will hit the market this April with a starting price of USD 169

by LouisMarch 16, 2017
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Oh hey, more AMD stuff.

Just about a month after officially revealing their new Ryzen 7, and a couple of weeks after its market release, AMD readies their next step towards going toe-to-toe against Intel in the CPU market with their official reveal of the Ryzen 5 lineup.

Set to go up against Intel’s Core-i5 line, the Ryzen 5 will start with the quadcore Ryzen 5 1400 up until the hexacore Ryzen 5 1600X, with a total of 4 different models altogether. The flagship model, the Ryzen 5 1600x, will run using 6cores and 12 processing threads and promises a performance boost of 69% more compared to Intel’s Core i5-7600K, that is according to AMD of course, whereas the lowest in the list, the Ryzen 5 1400, will be a quadcore, 8-thread CPU running at 32. Ghz, note that for the stated performance boost, the benchmark was done using Cinebench which calculates performance through utilizing multiple cores for productivity related work which means that the actual gaming performance may or may not be different from the Cinebench scores.

The Ryzen 5 lineup, much like the Ryzen 7 is also said to have unlocked multipliers at the ready meaning that, provided you are equipped with the right motherboard, you can overclock them to presumably higher than the stated boost clock speed.

Model Cores/
Threads
Base Clock Boost Clock L3 Cache TDP Pricing (USD)
Ryzen 5 1600X 6/12 3.6 Ghz 4.0 Ghz  16MB  95 Watts USD 249
Ryzen 5 1600 6/12 3.2 Ghz 3.6 Ghz  16MB  95 Watts USD 219
Ryzen 5 1500X 4/8 3.5 Ghz  3.7 Ghz  16MB  65 Watts USD 189
Ryzen 5 1400 4/8 3.2 Ghz  3.4 Ghz  8MB  65 Watts USD 169

The AMD Ryzen 5 lineup will be hitting the market starting this April 11, 2017. This new line, just like the Ryzen 7, will be utilizing the new AM4 platform which means that it will support tech such as DDR4 Memory, PCI-E Gen 3, NVMe, and SATA Express.

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