Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) Brings Zen To Mainstream Gamers With Ryzen 5


Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) unveiling of the new Ryzen types of processors continues after the company released the Ryzen 5 processors. The Ryzen 5 processors were launched during an event organized for the customers, media and partners in Beijing China.

Following the introduction of the Ryzen 5 AMD has entered into the mainstream point for PC games. The company is suggesting a price range of $169 to $249. The processors have cores of between 4 and 6. Although the Ryzen 5 processors have a lower thread and core count than the Ryzen 7 processors they will offer gamers a lot of value for their money because there are few games in the market that use all 8 core and 16 thread of the Ryzen 7 processors. The Ryzen 5 processors will also come with the same AMD SenseMI Technology like other high end processors hence compatibility will not be compromised.

AMD’s Ryzen 5 family is made up of four members. The Ryzen 5 1400 X processor with 3.2GHz, the Ryzen 5 1500 X processor with 3.5 GHz, Ryzen 5 1600 with 3.2 GHz and the Ryzen 5 1600 X with 3.6 GHz. The chip will be available on April 11.

The Ryzen 5 processors are meant for PCs which have discrete graphics cards. They do not however include integrated graphics. The processors that support integrated graphics will be launched in second half of 2017. They have similar power output than their 8 core counterpart.

AMD has not launched large numbers of the benchmark of the Ryzen 5 family but demonstrated the Ryzen 5 1600X beating the Intel Core i5 7600K by over 60% in the Cinebench multi-threaded CPU testing. As opposed to the Ryzen 5, Intel part supports integrated graphics. A third party will be required to give a better sense of Ryzen 5 family’s ability to stack up better than Intel’s Core i5.

AMD has also announced collaboration with game studios like Bethesda Softworks to develop games that utilize many core CPU architectures. Meanwhile, the Ryzen 5 will give a more cost effective option for those who could not afford the Ryzen 7

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