AMD launched the Ryzen 5 – new desktop processors for gamers and content creators

- Adrian Ungureanu
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Following the global release of award-winning AMD Ryzen 7 desktop processors in March, AMD launched all four models of its new high-performance AMD Ryzen 5 desktop processor, introducing disruptive levels of computer performance at a variety of price points.

AMD Ryzen 5 processors deliver immersive experiences and high performance innovation to gamers and creators worldwide, with up to 87% more performance when comparing the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X to the Intel flagship Core i5 model, the 7600K1. Featuring outstanding multitasking capabilities, AMD SenseMI Technology, and the powerful and efficient new “Zen” core architecture, AMD Ryzen 5 desktop processors adapt to individual needs with incredible responsiveness and performance.

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X and 1600 models are designed for smooth gaming and broadcasting, and deliver true workstation-class performance in a new market segment. The 1600X and 1600 models are two of the highest-performing and lowest power 6-core desktop processors that consumers can buy, with 12 threads delivering a decisive advantage in multi-core processing capability in its price level.

AMD Ryzen 5 1500X and 1400 are designed for performance gaming and processing featuring 4 processor cores with 8 threads for high performance gaming and processing, with AMD SenseMI Technology to analyze and adapt to customer needs. To deliver the best gaming experience possible, the 1500X features up to 200MHz of XFR (extended frequency range) when used with superior cooling– among the largest extended frequency ranges seen on an AMD Ryzen processor to date.

Availability
Starting today there are two 6-core and two 4-core AMD Ryzen 5 models available, all featuring AMD simultaneous multithreading (SMT) technology. All AMD Ryzen processors
support the new AM4 infrastructure, with motherboard designs already broadly available from top motherboard manufacturers.

Product Line Model Cores Threads Base Clock (GHz) Boost Clock (GHz) XFR Clock (GHz) Included Cooler TDP (Watts) Price, Sep (USD)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 6 12 3.6 4.0 4.1 N/A 95 $249
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 6 12 3.2 3.6 3.7 Wraith Spire 65 $219
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 4 8 3.5 3.7 3.9 Wraith Spire 65 $189
AMD Ryzen 5 1400 4 8 3.2 3.4 3.45 Wraith Stealth 65 $169