AMD Ryzen 5 Series: Everything you Need to Know

AMD Ryzen 5 Series is going to release on April 11th. Starting at only $169, AMD Ryzen 5 will definitely create history in the PC Gaming because of its price-to-performance ratio. After the record-breaking preorders of Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 is going to take over mid-range CPU market. In this article, we will not only provide and specification and price but we will also compare AMD Ryzen 5 and Intel i5 Kaby Lake CPU.

    AMD Ryzen 5 Specifications:

AMD Ryzen 5 Specs

AMD Ryzen 1400 and 1500x have 4 cores and 8 threads while Ryzen 1600 and 1600 have 6 cores and 8 threads respectively. The TDP of 1600, 1500X and 1400 is only 65W, that means we can expect them not to heat. Furthermore, the 14nm FinFET architecture will keep the temperature in check. If we talk about the clock speed, the Ryzen 1600X can clock up to 4.0 GHz and that would mean some extreme performance considering that it has 6 cores and 12 threads.

Here is the complete specification:

  • 1600X:  6 cores, 12 threads, 16MB L3, 3.6GHz to 4.0GHz, TDP 95W, $249
  • 1600:    6 cores, 12 threads, 16MB L3, 3.2GHz to 3.6GHz, TDP 65W, $219
  • 1500X:  4 cores,   8 threads, 16MB L3, 3.5GHz to 3.7GHz, TDP 65W, $189
  • 1400:    4 cores,   8 threads,  8MB L3, 3.2GHz to 3.4GHz, TDP 65W, $169

    Ryzen 5 Price:

The prices of Ryzen 5 start at $169 and goes all the way up to $249. There are 4 different processors in the AMD Ryzen 5 series namely 1600X, 1600, 1500X and 1400. The quad core Ryzen 1400 is the cheapest of all and is priced at $169. The price of Ryzen 1500X is $189. Coming to the higher end variants, Ryzen 1600 will cost $219 while the Ryzen 1600X is going to cost $249. Comparing to the prices of Intel Kaby Lake, the cheapest i5 Processor is priced at $182, i.e. Core i5 7400. The most expensive one, that is Intel Core i5 7600K is going to cost $243.


AMD Ryzen 5 is going to release on 11th April 2017. After the launch, it will soon be available to purchase from both online and offline stores. Further details on AMD Ryzen 5 availability will be known after the launch event. Also, we will get detailed specifications on the same day as well. Stay tuned for the event.

    Intel Core i5 Kaby Lake vs AMD Ryzen 5:

AMD Ryzen 5 vs Intel i5 Kaby Lake
According to AMD, the Ryzen 5 1600X is up to 69 percent faster than Intel’s Core i5-7600K. To find how true is that, we’ll first have to wait for Ryzen 5 to arrive and then we’ll analyze the performance on the basis of benchmarks and real world performance. But if trust the leaks then Ryzen 5 totally outperforms Intel 7th generation i5 for the same price. If true, Ryzen 5 will take most of the market share from the Intel. Also, note that Kaby Lake i5 Processors do not have multithreading while Ryzen 5 does. This will be a great addition to Ryzen 5’s performance.
Don’t forget to check out our article on Kaby Lake vs Skylake.


AMD Ryzen 5

AMD Ryzen 5 will be the preferred choice for gaming in 2017 if comes out to be as successful as we are speculating. Compared to Intel 7th generation Core i5 Processors, AMD Ryzen will have an upper hand, both in terms of performance and lower TDP. Also, Ryzen 5 will give a far better performance to its Kaby Lake counterparts at the same price. With lower TDP and 14nm manufacturing process, it won’t heat much either. Every Processor of Ryzen 5 series supports Multithreading while none of the i5 Kaby Lake CPU have multithreading. This gives another edge over Intel 7th generation.

If I had to pick the best processor from AMD Zen 5 Series, I’ll pick Ryzen 1600 because of its lower TDP same as 1400 and 1500X and 6 cores with 12 threads same as the 1600X. The Ryzen 1600 takes the best out of three other processors in this series at a price of just $219.

Once AMD Ryzen 5 series is available, we’ll post benchmark scores of its gaming performance. We’ll also post multiple gaming PC Builds based on AMD Ryzen 5. One of those PC Builds will surely have Ryzen 1600. Stay tuned for 11th April.

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