AMD’s recently released RYZEN 7 processors are a great choice for power users and gamers looking for the best CPU performance. For those looking to upgrade to a more inexpensive processor, but still get great performance, AMD’s upcoming RYZEN 5 lineup is something worth looking into.
Following the successful introduction of AMD Ryzen™ 7 desktop processors including record pre-orders and award-winning performance, AMD has announced the Ryzen™ 5 desktop processors will launch worldwide on April 11, 2017, offering disruptive price-to-performance for gamers and creators. With end users at the heart of everything AMD does, the new Ryzen 5 processors feature the powerful and efficient “Zen” architecture in 6-core,12-thread as well as 4-core, 8-thread options, to deliver enhanced performance, immersive experiences and high performance innovation to gamers and consumers worldwide with a price range of $169 to $249 USD SEP.
Ryzen 5 Performance and Lineup
During an event in Beijing, China for press, customers, and partners, AMD outlined the AMD Ryzen 5 desktop processor lineup. AMD specifically designed these processors for performance desktop users, AAA-title and streaming gamers, and the new AM4 desktop platform. Featuring AMD SenseMI technology and impressive multi-tasking capabilities, the groundbreaking AMD Ryzen 5 adapts to consumers’ needs with incredible responsiveness and performance. Previously, AMD demonstrated the Ryzen 5 1600X beating the Intel Core i5 7600K by 69 percent in CPU performance testing using Cinebench R15 nT.
Product Line Model
Base Clock (GHz) Boost Clock (GHz) Included Cooler TDP (Watts) Suggested Price, SEP (USD) AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 6 12 3.6 4.0 N/A 95 $249 AMD Ryzen 5 1600 6 12 3.2 3.6
65 $219 AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 4 8 3.5 3.7
65 $189 AMD Ryzen 5 1400 4 8 3.2 3.4
Ryzen 5 Processor and Platform Availability
Availability for all four Ryzen 5 models begins April 11 at etailers around the world. All Ryzen processors support the new AM4 infrastructure, with motherboard designs being produced from top ODMs. Announced at CES 2017, AMD and its motherboard partners already debuted a wide array of new motherboards from ASRock, Asus, Biostar, Gigabyte, and MSI, all built upon the following desktop chipsets for AMD Ryzen processors – the X370, B350 and the A320, the latter intended for mainstream PCs at new, consumer-friendly price points.
The AMD Ryzen 5 lineup also includes new Wraith coolers, including the Wraith Spire and the Wraith Stealth, available with select AMD Ryzen processors. These new AMD thermal solutions are designed to provide near-silent operation, with unique styling and superb cooling.
Ryzen 5 Pricing
Here is the official price list for the Ryzen 5 lineup in the Philippines:
- 1600X: PhP 13,800.00
- 1600: PhP 11,995.00
- 1500X: PhP 10,500.00
- 1400: PhP 9,250.00