AMD announces the global availability of AMD Ryzen 5 desktop processors

Following the launch of AMD Ryzen 7 desktop processors in March, AMD today announced the worldwide availability of Ryzen 5 desktop processors. Ryzen 5 processors feature the “Zen” architecture in 6-core,12-thread as well as 4-core, 8-thread options, to deliver improved performance to gamers and consumers with a price range of $169 to $249 USD. They offer up to 87% more performance when comparing the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X to the Intel flagship Core i5 model, the 7600K. Featuring outstanding multitasking capabilities, AMD SenseMI Technology, and the powerful and efficient new “Zen” core architecture, AMD Ryzen 5 desktop processors adapt to individual needs with incredible responsiveness and performance.

“AMD Ryzen is a proven game-changer, ultimately bringing innovation and competition back across PC market segments, and we are excited to introduce the next tier of AMD Ryzen processors to the market today,” said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Group, AMD. “AMD Ryzen 5 revitalizes the mid-section of the desktop market, offering consumers excellent pricing while providing a smooth and impressive overall experience, whether for high-performance gaming or demanding applications.”

Two 6-core and two 4-core AMD Ryzen 5 models are available today, all featuring AMD simultaneous multithreading (SMT) technology. All AMD Ryzen processors support the new AM4 infrastructure, with motherboard designs already broadly available from top motherboard manufacturers.

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