AMD Ryzen 5 will be available for sale on April 11th
AMD is preparing four Ryzen 5 SKUs: 1600X, 1600, 1500X and 1400 for launch. The prices of mid-range Ryzen will vary from 249 USD to 169 USD. The 1600 series will feature 6 cores and 12 threads, while the 1500X and 1400 will be 4-core and 8-thread CPUs.
All Ryzen 5 processors are unlocked, which means you can overclock them if your motherboard supports it. Also, each Ryzen CPU features XFR (extended frequency range) technology which adds few MHz to official stated boost clock. Those rangers are higher for X-branded CPUs.
In official information for channel partners AMD revealed that Ryzen 5 are focused on 1080p gaming:
We’re thrilled to let you know we have an incredibly strong roadmap and our upcoming AMD Ryzen™ 5 processor will be focused on 1080p game play. The best is yet to come!
AMD Ryzen 5 CPUs will be available for sale on April 11th.
|AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors|
|Model||Cores||Threads||Base Clock||Turbo Clock||MSRP (USD)|
|Ryzen 7 1800X|
|Ryzen 7 1700X|
|Ryzen 7 1700|
|Ryzen 5 1600X|
|Ryzen 5 1600|
|Ryzen 5 1500X|
|Ryzen 5 1400|