Its official, AMD’s Ryzen 5 will be available for purchase for only $169 starting 11th April. The news comes straight from AMD and it’s considered as being a direct jab towards Intel. The Ryzen 5 chipset offering features 6 cores, 12 threads parts and 4 cores, 8 thread parts. The reason why this chipset is considered as being a direct threat towards Intel is because its price is very similar to Intel’s i5 7600K.
AMD Ryzen 5 Available for Only $169
The American hardware manufacturer will make available Ryzen 5 in four different models. This way, AMD is making sure that its chipset offering is able to cater to different budget-ranges. The four Ryzen 5 variants are: Ryzen 5 1600X (also known as Ryzen 7), Ryzen 5 1600, Ryzen 5 1500X and Ryzen 1400. We should mention that AMD has announced that all of the aforementioned variants will be unlocked.
Ryzen 5 1600X is the Most Expensive Model
As previously mentioned, the cheapest model will be priced at $169 but the most expensive one will be Ryzen 5 1600X and it will cost $249. Taking in consideration the fact that Ryzen 5 1600X will provide owners with a base clock speed of 3.6GHz and a boosted speed of 4.0GHz, it’s definitely worth its full amount of money.
On the other hand, the cheaper Ryzen 1400 will clock at 3.2GHz and 3.4GHz when boosted which is not bad at all. We should also mention that the entire Ryzen 5 lineup will feature SenseMI adaptive technology. This way, the CPUs will learn to adapt their boost level to fir the user’s needs.
AMD is Intel’s Biggest Threat
AMD’s entire marketing campaign is focused around proving that its chipsets are better than what Intel is offering. First off, AMD stressed the fact that its hardware is way cheaper than anything Intel has to offer but now AMD has changed its focus towards proving that the Ryzen 5 lineup is able of providing better performances than Intel’s chipsets.
We can be sure that Intel feels boxed in, especially since AMD’s premium Ryzen 5 1600X performs 69 percent better than Intel’s quad-core Core i5 7600K. This was actually proven with Maxon’s Cinebench benchmarking tool.