After the success of the Ryzen 7 AMD is looking to add to their desktop CPU lineup with the launch of the Ryzen 5. This time they are targeting the mid-range customers rather than the Ryzen 7, which was for a more high-end desktop computing. With this they had the Intel Core i5 series in mind. The AMD Ryzen 5 lineup has a total of four SKUs right now. We have the Ryzen 5 1600X, Ryzen 5 1600, Ryzen 5 1500X, and finally the Ryzen 5 1400. So let’s see what it’s all about.
The Ryzen 5 1600X has 6 cores with 12 threads. A base clock speed of 3.6GHz and a boost clock speed of 4.0GHz. It also has a 100MHz XFR boost with certain coolers, including 16MB L3 cache, 95W TDP. All of this has a price tag of $249.
Then we have the Ryzen 5 1600. It has the same number of cores as the 1600X, so 6 cores. A base clock speed of 3.2GHz and a boost clock speed of 3.6GHz. It has 65W TDP instead of 95W TDP and it comes with AMD’s new Wraith Spire cooler. So that’s pretty cool. This one has a price tag of $219.
The Ryzen 5 1500X has 4 cores and 8 threads with a base clock speed of 3.5GHz and a boost clock speed of 3.7GHz with 200MHz XFR boost and 65W TDP. This one also comes with the new Wraith Spire cooler. It has a price tag of $189.
To finish it off we have the Ryzen 5 1400. This one also has 4 cores and a thread count of 8. With a base clock speed of 3.2GHz and a boost clock speed of 3.4GHz, it also has 50MHz XFR, 8MB L3 cache and 65W TDP. This one has AMD’s Wraith Stealth cooler in it. It has a price tag of $169.
Also a thing you need to note about the Ryzen 5 is that it basically has the same features and AMD AM4 platform as Ryzen 7. None of the 4 parts have an integrated GPU. So got to add that dedicated GPU cost in your budget. But if you are a dedicated gamer then you already had this in your budget, so no worries about that. It will go on sale on 11th April of this year.
Source | AnandTech