Tuesday, April 11th 2017

AMD Starts Selling the Ryzen 5 Processor Family

AMD Ryzen 5 series desktop processors are officially available from today. The lineup is designed to compete with Intel's Core i5 quad-core "Kaby Lake" processor family, and consists of 6-core and 4-core parts carved out of the 14 nm "Summit Ridge" silicon. The lineup begins with the $169 Ryzen 5 1400 and $189 Ryzen 5 1500X quad-core parts, featuring SMT that enable 8 logical CPUs, 8 MB of L3 cache, unlocked multipliers, and XFR on the 1500X. The 1400 is clocked at 3.20 GHz with 3.40 GHz boost, while the 1500X ticks at 3.50 GHz with 3.70 GHz boost, and XFR enabling higher automatic overclocks.

While the Ryzen 5 1400 and 1500X compete with Core i3 and Core i5 "Kaby Lake" models under $200; the $219 Ryzen 5 1600 and $249 1600X six-core parts target the Core i5-7600K, with their 6 cores, 12 threads, 16 MB of L3 caches, and unlocked multipliers. The 1600 is clocked at 3.20 GHz with 3.60 GHz boost, while the 1600X ticks at 3.60 GHz core and 4.00 GHz boost. All four chips are available immediately.
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13 Comments on AMD Starts Selling the Ryzen 5 Processor Family

#1
Xzibit
I was looking at the 1600X but after seeing this i might buy a 1600 and get some tacos with a Dr Pepper with the savings.

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#2
ironcerealbox
I want Intel to feel this way:



But I have this slight tingle in my toes that Intel really feels this way:

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#3
yotano211
"Xzibit said:
I was looking at the 1600X but after seeing this i might buy a 1600 and get some tacos with a Dr Pepper with the savings.

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Tacos will make you feel better
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#4
xkm1948
RyZen 7,5,3

Good.

Now we wait for RyZen 9
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#5
oxidized
One thing is certain, i5s are ripperoni
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#6
HTC
"Xzibit said:
I was looking at the 1600X but after seeing this i might buy a 1600 and get some tacos with a Dr Pepper with the savings.

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Thanks for that: that's the 1st 1600 non-X i've seen reviewed, thus far.

Just wondering: when they showed the stability part, it was running blender, heaven, and 2 handbrake encoding @ the same time, i believe.

If this is possible to make into a repeateable kinda thing, it would be an interesting "benchmark" and it would be very interesting to see how comparable (core / thread, both AMD and Intel) CPUs would run with, time wise. If a CPU were to have any sort of "hiccups", the difference in overall time would be quite huge.
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#7
RejZoR
@HTC
There is already such a thing, basically. ASUS RealBench. Heavy Multitasking benchmark, plays a HD video while encoding a HD video, compresses data and processes images, all at once. It's what I use for stability testing. If it passes 10 loops of it, the system is fine. For CPU alone I only use H.264 in 10 loops.
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HTC
"RejZoR said:
@HTC
There is already such a thing, basically. ASUS RealBench. Heavy Multitasking benchmark, plays a HD video while encoding a HD video, compresses data and processes images, all at once. It's what I use for stability testing. If it passes 10 loops of it, the system is fine. For CPU alone I only use H.264 in 10 loops.
This dude's stresses it "a bit" more: to him, this is what it means to "be stable".

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#9
RejZoR
It's all unnecessary waste of time. Trust me, RealBench's H.264 test in 10 loops will show any stability problems with CPU. It places 100% load on ALL cores, uses AVX instructions which are super trigger happy for problems and it's also verifying the encoder integrity. If resulting file is different than it should be, even if encode is successful, it'll shxow you that. I've had a crash free overclock, but it kept on failing the test with integrity errors...
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#10
Blueberries
I had high hopes for the R5 1400, I thought it would be a great value for the typical productivity or normal PC user, but it looks like you're better off with an i3-7100.

AMD made a lot of improvements to their architecture and they're at least back on the map but unfortunately completely missed the mark.
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#11
medi01
"ironcerealbox said:
I want Intel to feel this way:
I actually... don't.
I want AMD to make good money, so that they can afford proper R&D and good climate inside the company that was starving for years.

Lack of any sort of news on Vega look grim (and the last news being that 500mm2 Vega can beat 314mm2 Pascal in Doom didn't inspire either).
I guess it isn't being released with Prey, we are lucky if it comes with E3


"Blueberries said:
but it looks like you're better off with an i3-7100.
Wooot?

PS
Oh, I see it now (1080p gaming on 1080Ti):
https://www.computerbase.de/2017-04/amd-ryzen-5-test/2/#abschnitt_spiele_full_hdhd



good luck with that though, you'll need it.
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#12
john_
"Blueberries said:
I had high hopes for the R5 1400, I thought it would be a great value for the typical productivity or normal PC user, but it looks like you're better off with an i3-7100.
?????

I can understand comments about the value of Pentium G4650, but 7100? Really? Never mind the comparison with the 1400.
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#13
Blueberries
20% faster single core and 3% slower quadcore performance for $50 less and no chipset or XMP sacrifice.
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