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AMD Announces the Ryzen 5 Series 6-core and 4-core Desktop Processors

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Following the successful introduction of AMD Ryzen 7 desktop processors including record pre-orders and award-winning performance, AMD today announced Ryzen 5 desktop processors will launch worldwide on April 11, 2017, offering disruptive price-to-performance for gamers and creators. With end users at the heart of everything AMD does, the new Ryzen 5 processors feature the powerful and efficient "Zen" architecture in 6-core,12-thread as well as 4-core, 8-thread options, to deliver enhanced performance, immersive experiences and high performance innovation to gamers and consumers worldwide with a price range of $169 to $249 USD SEP.

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Boost clock all cores or again only 1 core?
 
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The 1600x looks like a good model compared to the 1090T. 6 cores, 12 threads and a max turbo of 4GHz. Nice.
 
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Boost clock all cores or again only 1 core?
If they going to do it like with R7 . Boost to 4ghz on one core load. Base clock on all core loads.
 
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Fantastic prices & all but I hope it has better overclocking support than R7
 
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ya know, that unlocked banner is a little hilarious now that we know these processors dont overclock worth a damn.
Not hating, I would love to upgrade to an 1800x right now, but still
 
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Got my eyes on the 1600X. If it boosts to 4.0 Fingers crossed that it can get to 4.2. I see this as a nice gaming alternative to the 7700 K. Not QUITE as fast, but it's got the extra two cores and is about 60% of the price. Yes please.
 
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How is the CCX distribution on the R5 CPUs? 6 cores as 4+2 or 3+3?
And on the 4 core parts? all 4 in one or 2+2? or some even weirder 3+1?
 

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How is the CCX distribution on the R5 CPUs? 6 cores as 4+2 or 3+3?
And on the 4 core parts? all 4 in one or 2+2? or some even weirder 3+1?
On six-core parts, it could be 3+3, on quad-core parts it is 4+0.
 
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Boost clock all cores or again only 1 core?
Why would you think the boost would be for all cores? When was there ever a desktop CPU (AMD or Intel) that boosted all cores to the max boost frequency?

If you want all cores at a higher clock speed - OC the chip.
 
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Why would you think the boost would be for all cores? When was there ever a desktop CPU (AMD or Intel) that boosted all cores to the max boost frequency?

If you want all cores at a higher clock speed - OC the chip.
Pretty much all 4 core CPU's from the past 10yrs?

Bulldozer would boost 4 cores to max boost out of the 8 cores
 
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I've updated my Google spreadsheet accordingly ...
Cell B2: choose the CPU you'd like to compare
Cell D9: choose either all-core performance or dual core performance


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Just stumbled on a review from which I don't understand anything by the way, but I think these guys just did a 4 core 8 thread review of the Ryzen and 4 Ghz to 4Ghz comparison to i7 7700K and the results show them neck to neck (except FarCry for some reason, even though ~100 fps is great), with the Ryzen obviously being sensibly cheaper.

http://www.zolkorn.com/reviews/amd-...re-i7-7700k-mhz-by-mhz-core-by-core/view-all/


 
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Pretty much all 4 core CPU's from the past 10yrs?

Bulldozer would boost 4 cores to max boost out of the 8 cores
None of the Intel CPUs boost on all 4 cores to the same clock. They lose 100 - 200 mhz when your application uses 3 or 4 cores respectively.

If anything Bulldzoer is the exception to the rule.

About the above benchmarks; 7700K can achieve a 25% higher clock (5Ghz) AND still leads by as much as 5-10% (sometimes even better) at the same clock as Ryzen... Its nice as a like-for-like comparison but it says literally nothing about the real world performance of the 7700K. All it really shows us is that the IPC of Ryzen is still a good 10% below Kaby.
 
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How is the CCX distribution on the R5 CPUs? 6 cores as 4+2 or 3+3?
And on the 4 core parts? all 4 in one or 2+2? or some even weirder 3+1?
From AnandTech,
We have confirmation from AMD that there are no silly games going to be played with Ryzen 5. The six-core parts will be a strict 3+3 combination, while the four-core parts will use 2+2. This will be true across all CPUs, ensuring a consistent performance throughout.
 
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All it really shows us is that the IPC of Ryzen is still a good 10% below Kaby.
10% at best. From where AMD comes that's a great achievement, and yet you always sound critical and negative about such positive things.

If you can stress that Kaby Lake is in "real world" higher clocked, and it shows "nothing", then stress too, that the Ryzen 1800X is a 8 core and will easily destroy the 7700K 4 core in the soon enough future. The comparison is laughable, because Intels own 8 core loses against the 7700K too, but no one would replace his 5960X/6900K with an 7700K, the same goes with Ryzen 1800X. That 7700K is barely faster than my 3960X if at all. Those 5960X/6900K, overclocked on the same 4500MHz as my CPU, will easily destroy the 7700K. There's really no reason to defend the 7700K. Ryzen revision 2 (no, not Ryzen II, just rev 2), which will probably have better yield and thus higher clocks will win against 7700K too, even without high core utilization, it simply needs higher clocks and those will be delivered in time (at least for overclockers).
 
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Ryzen 1400 at $169 sounds like its going to be king of mid range gaming.
 
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Just stumbled on a review from which I don't understand anything by the way, but I think these guys just did a 4 core 8 thread review of the Ryzen and 4 Ghz to 4Ghz comparison to i7 7700K and the results show them neck to neck (except FarCry for some reason, even though ~100 fps is great), with the Ryzen obviously being sensibly cheaper.

http://www.zolkorn.com/reviews/amd-...re-i7-7700k-mhz-by-mhz-core-by-core/view-all/
What GPU were they using, looks like they hit a bottleneck. Look at TPU's 1800 review the two chips do the same thing at with graphics maxed at 2560x1440
 
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