It’s not too long ago since AMD revealed the full details on Ryzen 7. And now that Ryzen 7 came out and was received very well by the audience, we finally get more details on their midrange Ryzen 5 series.
Ryzen 5 takes on Intel’s even lower-priced parts with more cores and potentially more performance
AMD Ryzen 5’s flagship model is the Ryzen 5 1600X. It has 6 Cores (12 Threads). With a base clock of 3.6GHz and a boost clock of 4.0GHz. What really stands out is that these are running the same speed as the Ryzen 7 flagship, the 1800X. The only difference is the 2 less Cores on the 1600X. AMD also states that the 1600X is up to 69% faster than an Intel i5 7600K.
The clock speeds of the other Ryzen 5 processors also got revealed. The other 6 Core CPU in the lineup (the 1600) has a slightly lower base and boost clockspeed than the 1600X (3.2GHz base, 3.6GHz boost on the 1600).
Other than the Ryzen 7, where all the CPU’s have 8 Cores. Ryzen 5 brings two 6 Core CPU’s and two 4 Core CPU’s. The 1500X and the 1400. The first of the two has a base clock of 3.5GHz and a boost clock of 3.7GHz. And the slightly slower 1400 has a base clock of 3.2GHz and boosts up to 3.4GHz.
Also we get a first look at the coolers that come with the Ryzen 5’s. The 1400 comes with the Wraith Stealth. Which by the looks of it is a slightly thinner version of the Wraith Spire. And the Wraith Spire comes with the 1600 and 1500X.
Looking at this you really start to see the way how AMD has approached the Ryzen CPU’s. They made a “base” CPU, which is the number of Cores. And they fluxuate the clockspeeds of that base model to create the different versions. Based on the clockspeed they change the price, I like this way of marketing. Because you can either get the best mid-end CPU or the “worst” high-end CPU. So well done AMD.
And the most important part, we got a release date and pricing. All Ryzen 5 CPU’s will be on the shelf worldwide on April 11. And as can be seen on the slide at the top of this article. The pricing starts at $169 and you can pick up the flagship Ryzen 5 1600X for only $249.