AMD Ryzen 5 from April 11 available

to idea of the Zen architecture-based high end processor provides Ryzen 7 AMD now the Middle chip Ryzen 5 before. The CPU will be in four versions, two are equipped with four cores, while the higher priced models rely on six processing cores. All processors support two threads per core. Ryzen 5 comes from 11 April at prices between 169 and 249 dollars in the trade.

 Ryzen 5 from 11 April 2017 available (screenshot: ZDNet.de)

the euro price has AMD still not communicated. However, one may assume that as this was already the case with the Ryzen 7 processors still a surcharge is at the net prices in dollars. These amounted to between 9% and 14%. Transferred to the Ryzen 5 thus you would expect a price range between 184 and 284 euros.

HIGHLIGHT

AMD Ryzen 7: welcome back in the performance segment

with the introduction of the eight-core processor architecture Ryzen 7 has AMD after over 10 years once again had a competitive chip in the desktop-performance segment. For server, appropriate solutions should follow soon. In the second half of the year -Konkurrent want with the Intel then the fight in the mobile segment record Intel’s core processors.

the Ryzen 5-series of 1400 and 1500 X’s two entry models are equipped with four cores and cost 169 and 189 dollars. The standard clock rate is 3.2 and 3.5 GHz, 3.4 and 3.5 GHz is the Turbo clock. With appropriate cooling ensures XFR (extended frequency range) for a further increase (see table). Ryzen 5 models available for 219 and $249 1600 and Ryzen 1600 X six processing cores are available. The clock frequency is by default 3.2 and 3.6 GHz and can be increased to up to 3.6 and 4.0 GHz. In these models, XFR provides for a further increase.

 Ryzen 5 1600 X compared to core i5-7600 K (image: AMD)

in terms of performance, AMD only for the Ryzen 5 1600 X published a Cinebench value. So is the chip compared to the similarly expensive Intel Core i5-7600 K 69 percent faster. In some 3D games, the AMD processors but deliver a lower performance than the Intel counterparts. For this purpose, AMD has taken already position . Therefore, adjustments of the developers are needed to get the full power of Ryzen processors. AMD certified however many applications you already use the cores and threads in Ryzen.

“The relationship between software and hardware is complex,” says in a blog post for the gaming community. “Additional levels arise when existing software encounters a completely new architecture. We already know that small changes can increase the Ryzen performance in certain applications. “And we are optimistic with regard to beneficial improvements in current and future applications.”

plans for the second half of the year 2017 AMD introducing another Ryzen models. These include the quad-core models Ryzen 3 and also variants with integrated graphics for notebook applications.

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AMD processors Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5

model cores/threads standard clock Turbo clock XFR TDP Cinebench (multi)
Ryzen 7 1800 X 8/16 3.6 GHz 4.0 GHz 4.1 GHz 95 Watt 1601 559 Euro
Ryzen 7 1700 X 8/16 3.4 GHz 3.8 GHz 3.9 GHz 95 Watt 1537 439 Euro
Ryzen 7 1700 8/16 3.0 GHz 3.7 GHz 3.75 GHz 65 Watt 1410 359 Euro
Ryzen 5 1600 X 6/12 3.6 GHz 4.0 GHz 4.1 GHz 95 Watt 1195 $249
Ryzen 5 1600 6/12 3.2 GHz 3.6 GHz 3.7 GHz 65 Watt K.a.. $219
Ryzen 5 1500 X 4/8 3.5 GHz 3.7 GHz 3.9 GHz 65 Watt K.a.. $189
Ryzen 5 1400 4/8 3.2 GHz 3.4 GHz 3,45 GHz 65 Watt K.a.. $169

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