AMD announced that its Ryzen 5 desktop processors, aimed at gamers and creators, will be launched worldwide on April 11, 2017.
Ryzen 5 processors feature “Zen” architecture in 6-core, 12-thread as well as 4-core, 8-thread options, to deliver enhanced performance, and immersive experiences to gamers and consumers. The processors come with a price range of $169 to $249.
“Ryzen will ultimately bring innovation and competition to virtually every segment of the PC market, and Ryzen 5 is the next big step on that journey, designed to achieve new levels of compute performance for millions of PC users,” said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Group, AMD.
“AMD reinvigorated the high-performance desktop market with Ryzen 7 earlier this month, and AMD Ryzen 5 now brings the power and efficiency of the “Zen” core to users in the highly popular sub-$300 segment of the market.”
All Ryzen processors support the new AM4 infrastructure, with motherboard designs being produced from top ODMs.
Announced at CES 2017, AMD and its motherboard partners already debuted a wide array of new motherboards from ASRock, Asus, Biostar, Gigabyte, and MSI, all built upon the following desktop chipsets for AMD Ryzen processors – the X370, B350 and the A320, the latter intended for mainstream PCs at new, consumer-friendly price points.