AMD has released the Ryzen 5 series of desktop CPU after releasing the Ryzen 7 series in February. The Ryzen 5 series currently includes four models, two of which are 6-core and the rest 4-core.
|Product Line||Model||Cores||Threads||Base Clock (GHz)||Boost Clock (GHz)||XFR Clock (GHz)||Include Cooler||TDP1(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|
The chip features the same base and boost clock as its $499 bigger brother the 1800X. Additionally, while pricing has not been announced yet, AMD’s Jim Anderson head of the Computing and Graphics division did confirm that the Ryzen 5 family will slot in between $299-$199. So we know that this chip will definitely come in below $300.
This means that buyers will be able to get a 6-core, 12-thread CPU with the same clock speed as the 1800X and 75% of the multi-threaded performance for nearly half the price. And again, because the clock speeds are identical we’re bound to see a significantly smaller delta in gaming performance between the two chips. Which explains why the 1600X has been a favorite since its announcement among many DIY builders and gamers looking to upgrade.