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AMD releases Ryzen 5 for desktops worldwide, market's highest performing 6-core CPU

12 April 2017 0

AMD's Ryzen 5 lineup of CPUs, the revolutionary new range of gaming processors, has been launched worldwide today after the company launched the Ryzen 7, competitor to Intel's i7, last month. The Ryzen 5 includes four different models, all of which promise to offer much higher performance then the Intel i5 lineup at similar price points.

What's more, this Ryzen 5 has become the highest performing 6-core CPU available in the market today. The Ryzen 5 1600X can deliver a performance up to 87% more than Intel's best i5, the Core i5 7600K which is clocked in at 3.8 GHz.

"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 VP and GM at 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."

AMD has launched two Ryzen 5 models with 4 cores and two with 6 cores. These processors come with AMD's Simultaneous Multihreading Technology (SMT), and support the new AM4 infrastructure. Here's an overview of the models:

Model Cores/Threads Clock (Base - Max GHz) TDP (Watts) Price
1400 4 / 8 3.2 - 3.45 65 $169
1500X 4 / 8 3.5 - 3.9 65 $189
1600 6 / 12 3.2 - 3.7 65 $219
1600X 6 / 12 3.6 - 4.1 95 $249

These processors have been designed for high performance gaming, broadcasting and media streaming. Their availability should begin worldwide starting today.


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