AMD’s Ryzen 5 series of CPUs will release on April 11th

AMD's Ryzen 5 series of CPUs will release on April 11th

AMD’s Ryzen 5 series of CPUs will release on April 11th

 
When Ryzen launched last month one of the biggest questions that we have heard from consumers was “when will 6-core and 4-core models be released”, well this morning we can finally reveal the answer to this question. 
 
Today AMD has confirmed that their Ryzen 5 series CPUs will be releasing on April 11th, coming with both 4-core, 8-thread models and 6-core/12-thread models. These CPUs will arrive with prices that are between $169 and $249, which makes the most expensive Ryzen 5 CPU $80 less expensive than the cheapest Ryzen 7 model. 

  

AMD's Ryzen 5 series of CPUs will release on April 11th

 

Like all other AMD Ryzen CPUs, these new Ryzen 5 models will all be overclockable, allowing AMD users to get some extreme levels of value for money when compared to Intel’s i5 series of CPUs.

Intel’s main competitor in this price point is the i5 7600K, which is priced at around £230 at serval UK retailers, making Intel’s quad core a price competitor with AMD’s 6-core, 12-thread CPU models. 

This gives AMD a huge opportunity to gain some market share from Intel, offering much higher core/thread counts than Intel’s price competitors, giving AMD a huge advantage in multi-threaded workloads. 
 

Processor Name Cores Threads Base Clock Speeds Boost Clock Speeds TDP Price US
Ryzen 7 1800X 8 16 3.6GHz 4.0GHz 95W $499
Ryzen 7 1700X 8 16 3.4GHz 3.8GHz 95W $389
Ryzen 7 1700 8 16 3.0GHz 3.7GHz 65W $329
Ryzen 5 1600X 6 12 3.6GHz 4.0GHz $249
Ryzen 5 1600 6 12 3.2GHz 3.6GHz $219
Ryzen 5 1500X 4 8 3.5GHz 3.7GHz $189
Ryzen 5 1400 4 8 3.2GHz 3.4GHz $169

  
AMD's Ryzen 5 series of CPUs will release on April 11th

 

AMD’s Ryzen 5 1600, 1500X and 1400 will all come with AMD stock coolers, with the 1600 and 1500X coming with AMD’s Wraith Spire (non-RGB) cooler and the R5 1400 coming with AMD’s Wraith Stealth cooler. 

The company has also noted that their R5 1500X will have a 200MHz XFR boost, giving it a maximum boost clock speed of 3.9GHz. 

 

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