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AMD Starts Selling The Ryzen 5 Processor Family

Today, officially AMD Ryzen 5 processors are available. This lineup from AMD is designed to compete with Intel’s Core i5 quad-core “Kaby Lake” processors. The Ryzen 5 family is made up of 6-core and 4-core parts that are carved out of the 14 nm “Summit Ridge” silicon.

Headlining the Ryzen 5 lineup is the 1600X (6-core, 12-thread) with a base clock of 3.6 GHz and 4.0 GHz boost. Moving down you have the 1600 (6-core, 12-thread) at 3.2 GHz and 3.6 GHz boost, the 1500X (4-core, 8-thread) at 3.5 GHz and 3.7 GHz boost, and finally the 1400 (4-core, 8-thread) at 3.2 GHz and 3.4 GHz boost.

The Ryzen 5 1600 and 1500X will come with the Wraith Spire cooler, while the Ryzen 5 1400 will come with the Wraith Stealth cooler. All of these chips are available immediately.

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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