AMD Ryzen to Release 5 CPU Series this April 2017: Price, Specs, Features, Details Here!
AMD Ryzen processor will finally be available on PC this summer. With that being said, the company will release 5 CPU series.
According to Tom's Guide, the Intel alternative AMD Ryzen processor is now available for PC. PC enthusiasts and gamers will now enjoy a high-performance CPU at a lower cost than Intel processors.
AMD Ryzen is created not only for laptop, servers and desktop Personal Computers. It is primarily designed to boost the performance of an ordinary CPU's clock cycle by the rate of 40 percent. The AMD Ryzen processor uses the AM4 socket with the speed of a DDR4 RAM.
Furthermore, Videocardz reports that AMD Ryzen will have an unlocked multiplier, with X-series SKUs coming with XFR (eXtended Frequency Range) technology. The entire lineup will also feature SMT (simultaneous multi-threading), which means that you are looking at 12- and 8-thread SKUs.
AMD offers the Ryzen 5-1600X, a 6-core/12-thread SKU with 16MB of L3 cache, working at 3.6GHz base and 4.0GHz Turbo clock as well as the XFR technology, which should boost the overclocking capability depending on the CPU cooling. The same goes for the Ryzen 5 1600 SKU, which lacks XFR feature and works at slightly lower 3.2GHz base and 3.6GHz Turbo clocks.
AMD 4-core/8-thread SKU is the Ryzen 5 1500X, featuring 8MB of L3 cache and working at 3.5GHz base and 3.7GHz Turbo clocks. It also features the XFR technology and should provide decent competition to Intel's Core i3 and mainstream Core i5 CPUs.
The Ryzen 5 1400, lacks XFR and works at 3.2GHz base and 3.4GHz Turbo clocks, and should be the workhorse of the current lineup and the cheapest option.
AMD Ryzen 5 lineup is expected to be released on April 11, 2017, with MSRP set of $249 for the Ryzen 5 1600X, $219 for the Ryzen 5 1600, $189 for the 1500X, and $169 for the Ryzen 5 1400.