The arrival of the new AMD processors came first with AMD Ryzen 7, its most powerful models, but now those CPUs have new companions: AMD Ryzen 5, somewhat less ambitious but equally interesting for gamers and other types of users.
The fundamental characteristic of these processors is again that of being able to access a fantastic price / performance ratio. The six cores and 12 threads of execution are within reach of anyone for less than 250 euros, something that makes clear that the market has advanced, and much.
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The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X is the top of the range with its 6 cores at 3.6 GHz, its 95 W TDP and its 281.9 euros recommended price, but just below is the AMZ Ryzen 5 1600, which offers those 6 Cores at 3.2 GHz and with a TDP of 65 W is at 247.9 euros as a recommended price.
The other two models of the family that has just been planted on the market are AMD Ryzen 5 1500X (4 cores at 3.5 GHz, 65 W TDP, 213.9 euros) and AMD Ryzen 5 1400 (4 cores at 3, 2 GHz, 65 W TDP, 191.9 euros) that go down a step in performance and performance but also do it in price.
As in the Ryzen 7 family X models have this XFR mode to make automatic overclocking even more interesting even in the case of users who do not handle these tasks usually.
The frontal attack on Intel continues with processors that again stand out for that large number of cores and for a particularly competitive price , although the decision to buy between these micros and their equivalents of Intel is determined by the use case: for games the Intel's PCs still have the bargain of performance thanks to their IPC (Instructions Per Clock) advantage, but that does not mean (at all) that the Ryzen 5 are bad candidates even in these areas.