AMD’s brand new AM4 chipset of processors are aptly named Ryzen, and that makes sense considering what a big comeback AMD made with their top-tier Ryzen 7 processors. Now, they’re announcing the Ryzen 5 family of processors, with prices starting from RM819 only.
There are already lots of reviews of the Ryzen 5 series of chips on the internet now, so you can check it out to get a feel of what the processors can do. From what I know, these chips are not to be joked around with.
|Product Line||Model||Cores||Threads||Base Clock (GHz)||Boost Clock (GHz)||XFR Clock (GHz)||Included Cooler||TDP (Watts)||Price (MYR)|
|AMD Ryzen 5||1600X||6||12||3.6||4.0||4.1||N/A||95||1199|
|AMD Ryzen 5||1600||6||12||3.2||3.6||3.7||Wraith Spire||65||1039|
|AMD Ryzen 5||1500X||4||8||3.5||3.7||3.9||Wraith Spire||65||899|
|AMD Ryzen 5||1400||4||8||3.2||3.4||3.45||Wraith Stealth||65||819|
Considering that the Ryzen 5 1600X is priced at only RM1,199, I can’t help but drool over the value we all can get if we’re heavy multitaskers. I mean seriously, 6 cores and 12 threads at these clock speeds and this price? AMD’s competitor doesn’t offer such a thing at all. In another note, RM819 for 4 cores 8 threads is much lower priced than Intel’s i5-7500 while having double the number of threads.
You do need to buy an aftermarket cooler since AMD doesn’t include any with the 1600X, but getting something like the Noctua NH-U12S or Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo will be plentiful for the chip’s wellbeing already.
Are you amped up for the AMD Ryzen 5 chips? Or have you pre-ordered one already? Let us know in the comments section below – I love to know what you think!