A little bit was known about them from several weeks ago when AMD talked about their upcoming 6 core processors, but official specifications were lacking.
An accidental leak, just a day shy of the actual announcement, has revealed AMD’s plans for its Ryzen R5 CPU line-up.
The Ryzen 5 1400 is in a similar position. The Ryzen 5 chipset offering features 6 cores, 12 threads parts and 4 cores, 8 thread parts.
These are more affordable options than the first batch of Ryzen 7 series CPUs AMD launched. Intel systems are much less picky and support far higher frequencies. The Ryzen 5 1500X has the same quad-core configuration, but with base and turbo clocks of 3.5GHz and 3.7GHz. Ryzen, and in particular today “Summit Ridge” is the high-end desktop (HEDT) product. The 1500X will run at 3.5GHz base clock and a 3.7GHz boost clock, while the 1400 will be clocked at 3.2GHz base and 3.4GHz boost. More information will be released as we get closer to launch, but it’s hard not to get excited with the core counts and clock speeds AMD is set to offer in that crucial market space. The TDP of the processor is 95W.
On top of the list is the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X which packs six cores and 12 threads. One unit that holds four processors is a CCX (core complex).
Once more AMD are aiming to provide a seriously disruptive price/performance ratio into the CPU market.
As for the prices, the 1600X is priced at $249 while the 1600 is $219.
Some sources even claimed that Ryzen’s unique cache topology and simultaneous multi-threading is responsible for the reduction of overall performance of the Zen-tech led cards in certain games.
“For PC gamers, the message is decidedly mixed”.
The Ryzen 5, however, will be aimed at the mainstream users who demand good processing power with a moderate price tag.
The highest priority for both Intel and AMD for some time has been to capitalize on the huge gaming market.
Finally, AMD reiterated the strengths of their new AM4 motherboard platform.
AMD offered just a small estimate of the Ryzen 5’s performance. We’re still awaiting additional BIOS/firmware/driver improvements.
All the CPUs in the R5 line-up feature SMT and are unlocked for overclocking. The R5 1400 comes with the lower end Wraith Stealth cooler while the R5 1500X and R5 1600 come with the bigger Wraith Spire. Review samples are not in hand yet and AMD expects world-wide availability by April 11.
“We are impressed by the technological evolution enabled by the Zen architecture, which was created to keep pace now and well into the future as gaming, eSports and virtual reality experiences continually push the limits of devices”, said Vlatko Andonov, president of Bethesda Softworks, in a statement.