AMD releases the Ryzen 5 Desktop processors marketed for both gamers and professional content creators offering a budget processor with very promising productivity performance. The AMD Ryzen 5 is today's highest-performance 6-Core processor which AMD claims to be 87% better in performance versus Intel's flagship Core i5 processor model - the Kaby Lake i5-7600K.
The AMD Ryzen 5 processor lineup offer high performance computing for both gamers and content creators at a more budget-friendly price point. Featuring the same superb multitasking abilities of the Zen core architecture seen in the Ryzen 7 processors, the Ryzen 5 processors adapt to individual needs with incredible performance and responsiveness.
"AMD Ryzen is a proven game-changer, ultimately bringing innovation and competition back across PC market segments, and we are excited to introduce the next tier of AMD Ryzen processors to the market today. AMD Ryzen 5 revitalizes the mid-section of the desktop market, offering consumers excellent pricing while providing a smooth and impressive overall experience, whether for high-performance gaming or demanding applications." - Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, AMD Computing and Graphics Group
The new AMD Ryzen 5 6-core and 4-core processors feature AMD simultaneous multithreading (SMT) technology. It is supported by the AM4 socket motherboards using the X370, B350 and A320 chipsets. Check out the Ryzen 5 processor line up below:
The new AMD Ryzen 1600X and 1600 6-core processors with 12 threads are ideal for gaming and broadcasting that delivers a true workstation-class performance to desktop system setups. The Ryzen 1500X and 1400 are 4-core, 8-threaded processors that also offers great gaming performance. When paired with superior cooling, the unlocked Ryzen 5 processors offer the largest extended frequency ranges from all Ryzen processors released to date. Streamers will enjoy the benefit of having extra cores for smooth and simultaneous gaming and streaming.
For more information on the new AMD Ryzen 5 processor lineup, visit the AMD website. Check out our AMD Ryzen 1600 and 1400 review here.