AMD RYZEN 5 Specs Price Launch Date India

AMD RYZEN 5 Specs Price Launch Date India

AMD RYZEN 5 Specs Price Launch Date India – AMD Today unveiled the new mid-range RYZEN 5 processors globally. The New AMD RYZEN 5 will go on sale starting 11 April 2017 , almost a month more to wait before you can buy one of these chips from AMD.

AMD has already launched the RYZEN 7 (enthusiast class processors) in the last month.

While the RYZEN 7 competes with the top of the line Intel Core i7 Processor or more importantly with the Broadwell series of processors the RYZEN 5 will go head to head against the Intel Core I5 Kaby Lake processors.

AMD RYZEN 5 Specs Price Launch Date India

It has been a long while since AMD challenged Intel in the PC processor segment. But now the team RED is back and with a vengeance.

The new AMD RYZEN 5 processors will come in 4 different variants and here is the price and brief Specs.

Processor Cores / Threads Base/ Boost Clock  Speed US Price ($) India Price (Rs.)
AMD Ryzen 5 1400 4 / 8 3.2 GHz / 3.4 GHz $169  Rs 13000
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 4 / 8 3.5 GHz / 3.7 GHz $189 Rs 14499
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 6 / 12 3.2 GHz / 3.6 GHz $219 Rs 17000
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 6 / 12 3.6 GHz / 4.0 GHz $249 Rs 18999

*Price mentioned for India is expected, we will update as the processors get launched in the country.

The pricing in line with the Intel Core i5 Kaby lake processor and the highest AMD Chip RYZEN 5 1600X can cost close to Rs. 19,000.

Point to note is that the RYZEN 5 1600X comes with 6 Cores and 12 threads which is much higher compared to the Intel 7600K which comes with 4 cores and 4 threads but lacks the hyper-threading.

Extra Cores and threads could be beneficial for the tasks which use them.

AMD RYZEN 5 Processor

Though these are not really cheap compared to the Intel Core i5 Processors AMD has claimed that the new RYZEN 5 processors offers much better performance compared to the Intel counterparts.

The Ryzen 5 chips, on the other hand, cost around the same as Intel’s Core i5 chips, but will have “tremendously more computational power” than the Core i5, says AMD Corporate VP Kevin Lensing.

The best part is that the new AMD processor can be overclocked unlike some of the Intel Non K series chips. All of the above AMD Processors have over clocking ability provided you buy a decent B350 or a X370 chipset based motherboard.

Additionally,  the series 5 inherits all the features from the more expensive RYZEN 7 series like the embedded sensors which allow for dynamic voltage, temperature and clock speed adjustments.

The eXtended Frequency Range is also supported by the AMD RYZEN 5 to ensure they can push the boost speeds.

AMD Motherboard AM4 Features

AMD RYZEN 5 Specs Price Launch Date India AM4 Platform features

The Ryzen 5 Processor will support the DDR4 Ram and will also have same number of lanes as the Ryzen 7.

The new Ryzen 5 series 1600X will not be shipped with a processor cooler and you will need to buy one separately.

AMD RYZEN 5 Processor Coolers

While the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 and the Ryzen 5 1500 X will be accompanied by AMD Wraith Spire Cooler and the RyZEN 5 1400 will come with the Wraith Stealth Cooler along with the processor.

Intel has already stopped offering bundled coolers with their processors.

AMD RYZEN 5 Specs Price Launch Date India

Other than some of the gripes about the Gaming performance of the Ryzen 7 chips the processors are received with great enthusiasm by the gamers and content creators.

For instance the 1800X outperformed the Intel 6900K which is twice as expensive as the Ryzen 7 1800X in the Cinebench 15 muticore test or even in the Adobe Premier PRO 4K video render test.

Some of the gaming benchmarks show better FPS by the Intel Core i7 7700K but the RYZEN 7 has been able to hold on it’s own with lower delta between high to low frame rates, giving a more smoother gaming experience.

Overall the new AMD processors are exciting for the gamers as well as content creators who want extraordinary performance at affordable price.

AMD RYZEN 5 Performance Expectations

Yet there are no benchmarks available for the RYZEN 5 processors to conclude anything about the real life performance but they will be available in a month. Let’s see if AMD can beat Intel in this never ending game this time.

Thanks for Reading the Article – AMD RYZEN 5 Specs Price Launch Date India.

Source – Engadget, Arstecnica, Anandtech. 

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