AMD Ryzen 5 Processor

In pursuit of capturing Intel dominating market share, AMD has finally come to senses and found a way to reshape their Processors future. Thanks to new AMD Ryzen lineup, they are able to provide direct competition to the Intel Core Processors. This time they are aiming at low budget users which don’t need much computing power or cannot afford Intel’s hundreds of dollar worth CPUs. The new Ryzen 5 provide topnotch performance due to six core architecture and Simultaneously Multi-Threading (SMT).

CPU Cores/Threads Base Clock Boost Clock XFR Clock Price
Ryzen 5 1600X 6/12 3.6 GHz 4.0 GHz +100 $249
Ryzen 5 1600 6/12 3.2 GHz 3.6 GHZ +100 219
Ryzen 5 1500X 4/8 3.5 GHz 3.7 GHz +200 $189
Ryzen 5 1400X 4/8 3.2 GHz 3.4 GHz +50 $169


Under the hood AMD Ryzen 5:

Amd Ryzen 5 Processors Specs

For budget gamers and mainstream computer users, this is really good news. Ryzen 7 reviews have already shown the performance these new processors packs. You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to make your dream machine. With these budget CPU’s you can now focus on your storage and other hardware such as GPU.

Ryzen 5 boasts upto 6 Cores and 4.0 GHz base clock rate which is plus point for the users as no intel core i5 processor has more than 4 cores. Moreover, according to the launch video, AMD Ryzen 5 outperforms Intel’s core processors while video rendering. They are aimed at less power consumption more performance model. So that you can get all around better experience while gaming, web surfing, content writing or video watching.

AMD SenseMI Technology:

The new Ryzen CPUs also comes with SenseMI Technology which makes these new processors intelligent and adjust performance according to your needs. Basically, Ryzen can adjust clock speeds, data fetching and power consumption on the fly when needed.

SenseMI comes with:

  • Pure Power
  • Precision Boost
  • Extended Frequency Range
  • Neural Net Prediction
  • Smart Prefetch

You can read more about this at AMD website.

Ryzen 5 will be available from April 11th for consumers to purchase along with Ryzen 7 lineup.

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