AMD announces Ryzen 5 CPUs - 6 cores for $210

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		Bill Roberson  Digital Trends

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Hot off the heels of the launch of Ryzen 7, AMD has just revealed their upcoming lineup of Ryzen 5 processors.

However, with many reviews pointing at the Ryzen 7 1700 as the bargain of the top-tier trio, usually overclocking to similar speeds as its more expensive siblings, the same could be true of the Ryzen 5 1600 and 1400. It boasts six physical cores and twelve concurrent processing threads. Certainly the 6 core 12 thread 1600 and 1600X are going to be interesting. This is why many have opted for the X-series CPUs as they offer higher frequencies out of the box. It has the same core and thread count but cuts clock speeds to 3.2/3.6GHz.

Many users have also recorded elevated game performance in Windows 7 compared to Windows 10, which has fanned the scheduler-theory flames. The 1600 has a base clock of 3.2GHz and boost clock of 3.6GHz, according to Ars Technica. So instead of an extra 100 MHz boost when high end cooling is present we can expect to see 200 MHz. The faster of the two runs at 3.5-3.7GHz while the lowest-end model runs at 3.2-3.4GHz. Three of the Ryzen 5 CPUs will come with Wraith coolers. The 1600X comes bare as it is assumed that users want to use something a bit more robust. The smaller Stealth cooler is rated at 65W and the Spire cooler is rated at 95W. Not only does this processor offer incredibly value, it has a lower 65 Watt TDP as well. Due to their relative costs and top-to-bottom ability to overclock via unlocked multipliers, I can really get behind that stance for these particular SKUs.

"We have investigated reports alleging incorrect thread scheduling on the AMD Ryzen processor", an AMD statement notes.

With the announcement of the Ryzen 5 lineup, AMD reiterated its commitment to delivering excellent gaming performance to ensure existing and future game titles take full advantage of Ryzen.

With availability slated for April 11, we're excited to see how well the Ryzen 5 parts perform.

The company officially announced its complete mid-level Ryzen 5 series of desktop PC processors set to arrive April 11. They come with four integer units, two address generation units and four floating point units, the decoder can decode four instructions per clock cycle.

These 6-core Ryzen 5 parts are essentially 8 core parts with a pair of logic engines disabled. We now do not have the answer to this. This way, AMD is making sure that its chipset offering is able to cater to different budget-ranges.

With the intoduction of the Ryzen 7 and now the launch of the Ryzen 5, AMD seems to be gearing up to throw the gauntlet to Intel, its only competitor when it comes to PC and laptop processors.

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