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AMD Ryzen 5 Microprocessor: Amazing Features, Competitive Pricing & Performance

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(Photo : Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 23: Advanced Micro Devices Chairman and CEO Hector Ruiz (L) talks with Dell Chairman of the Board Michael Dell (R) during a keynote address at the 2006 Oracle Open World conference October 23, 2006 in San Francisco, California. The Annual Oracle Open World runs through October 26. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

AMD released new mid-range Ryzen 5 processors that are reported to be competitive both in terms of performance and pricing. It has not been long since the developer launched the Ryzen 7 processors, which received a warm welcome among enthusiast, AMD has now launched new Ryzen 5 processors which have also received positive reviews.

According to reports, the Ryzen 5 processors are priced between $169 and $249, which is around £170 to £250. The pricing also includes 20 percent protection money required by Her Majesty. Several websites that have conducted reviews and bench tests of the new processors have concluded that the Ryzen 5 works well. It is reported by The Inquirer that the Ryzen 5 processors will form the mainstream part of the market and will be highly competitive.

The report also claims that Tom's Hardware reviewed the Ryzen 5 1600X against the Ryzen 7 1700 and the Intel Core i5 7600K, which were both benchmarked at stock speeds and overclocked to the maximum. It concludes that overclocking the Ryzen 5 processor like with the Ryzen 7 tops out between 3.9 and 4.1 GHz, while the Intel Core i5 7600K can be overclocked to 5GHz.

The review suggests that the Ryzen 5 1600X works on three times as many threads compared to Intel's Core i5s. the Ryzen 5 1600X also ekes more than the Ryzen 7 1700 in Futuremark's DX11 physics test. According to the review, the Ryzen 5 1600X is competitive in some API overhead tests, including the DX12 benchmark.

The Ryzen 5 1600X and 1500X processors are also said to have performed well during an entire battery of tests. The 4C/8T Ryzen 5 1500X is reported to have competed well against the four core/four thread Core i5-7600, while the processor was slightly defeated in single and lightly threaded tests by the Kaby Lake-based Core i5.

However, according to PCgamer, Ryzen 5 1500X processor's support for SMT enabled it to defeat the Core i5 in multi threaded workloads including like Cinebench, 3DMark Physics, and Blender. Even though the six core/12 thread Ryzen 5 1600X processor is pricier than the Core i5-7600, it is reported that the cost can be justified with the processor's two additional cores, higher clocks, and support for SMT that enhance better performance.

The performance of the Ryzen 5 1600X was better than the Intel Core i7-7700K in the multi-threaded tests, but the Core i7 7700K is faster in single-threaded tests. The Ryzen 5 1400 processor overclocked to 4GHz, which outmatched that of Intel Core i5 7600K running at 5GHz, while the Ryzen 5 1600 overclocked to 4GHz. in terms of pricing, AMD Ryzen 5 1600X cost $359, AMD Ryzen 5 1600 is priced at $188, AMD Ryzen 5 1500X at $275 and 1400 at $245.

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