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.

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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.

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