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AMD outs Ryzen 5, 6-core 12 threads at 4.0GHz for PhP 13,800

By Chester Labaco - on 16 Mar 2017, 2:29pm

AMD outs Ryzen 5, 6-core 12 threads at 4.0GHz for PhP 13,800

Lisa Su, CEO and President of AMD

Fresh off their success in releasing their Ryzen 7 series processors, AMD is continuing their renewed momentum in the market by officially releasing their Ryzen 5 processors.

Lisa Su showing off Ludashi Benchmark results of the Ryzen range

Officially available in the market on April 11, Ryzen 5 consists of 6- and 4-core processors to be followed by Ryzen 3 later this year. Much like the Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 processors uses the new AM4 infrastructure.

Here are the complete specifications and pricing of the Ryzen processors thus far:

Product Line Model Cores/Threads Base Clock Boost Clock TDP Included Cooler SRP (with VAT)
Ryzen 7 1800X 8/16 3.6GHz 4.0GHz 95W N/A PhP 27,000
Ryzen 7 1700X 8/16 3.4GHz 3.8GHz 95W N/A PhP 21,000
Ryzen 7 1700 8/16 3.0GHz 3.7GHz 65W Wraith Spire PhP 17,500
Ryzen 5 1600X 6/12 3.6GHz 4.0GHz 95W N/A PhP 13,800
Ryzen 5 1600 6/12 3.2GHz 3.6GHz 65W Wraith Spire PhP 11,995
Ryzen 5 1500X 4/8 3.5GHz 3.7GHz 65W Wraith Spire PhP 10,500
Ryzen 5 1500 4/8 3.2GHz 3.4GHz 65W Wraith Stealth PhP 9,250

Much like its bigger brothers, Ryzen 5’s processors have their multiplier unlocked. Thus, you can overclock them to your heart’s desire. You would need, however, to use their X370 or B350 series motherboards.

Aside from their Ryzen 5 processors, AMD also teased their “Naples” processors for the server environment. Details are scarce at the moment, but it is expected to have 64 cores, 128 threads, and 128 PCIe 3.0 lanes.

Their new GPU architecture code named “Vega” was also teased briefly. It will sport HBM 2 that should deliver twice the speed of the original HBM on AMD’s Fury GPUs. They’ve also mentioned that memory can also be controlled off die with their High-Bandwidth Cache Controller. Performance will be improved by their new programmable geometry pipeline, next generation compute engine with Rapid Packed Math, and an advanced pixel engine. Like Naples, details are scarce for Vega. Hopefully, they’ll be able to match the performance the green team offers especially with the GTX 1080 Ti being released just over a week ago.

We’ll go into a deep dive in the architecture of AMD’s Ryzen processor once our review is up. Stick around for additional news.