AMD Ryzen 5 announced, four and six core processors launch April 11th

Ryzen 7 has been with us less than two weeks and already are AMD announcing full details on Ryzen 5. Another segment in the Ryzen line up that will offer six-core and four-core processors for some really outstanding prices.

The Ryzen 5 line up will include the 1400, 1500X, 1600, and 1600X. All of the CPU’s will feature SMT, so we’re getting either 4-cores and 8-threads or 6-cores and 12-threads.

Ryzen 5 1400 (€169)

The bottom of the Ryzen 5 pile will be the 1400 – which offers 65W TDP 4-core and 8-thread with base clock frequency of 3.2GHz and boost frequency of 3.4Ghz. The XFR range most likely around 100MHz, but details on XFR specifics will be released closer to launch.*Edit* AMD have shared that the XFR for the 1400 is 50MHz.

Ryzen 5 1500X (€189)

The 1500X is another 65W TDP 4-core 8-thread processor with baseclock of 3.5GHz and boostclock of 3.7GHz. AMD did confirm that the XFR for the 1500X is 200Mhz, so that gives us a 3.9Ghz total.

Ryzen 5 1600 (€219)

The 1600 is a 65W TDP 6-core 12-thread processor with 3.2GHz base clock speed and 3.6Ghz boost clock speed. The XFR has yet to be announced. *Edit* AMD have shared that the XFR for the 1600 is 100MHz, bringing the total frequncy range to 3.7GHz.

Ryzen 5 1600X (€249)

Lastly we have the flagship Ryzen 5 1600X. This is a 95W TDP processor with 6-cores and 12-threads. The base frequency is 3.6Ghz and boost frequncy is 4.0GHz. XFR has again yet to be announced. *Edit* AMD have now shareed with us that the XFR for the 1600X is 100MHz, bringing the total to 4.1GHz.

Similar to the Ryzen 7 launch, not all Ryzen 5 CPU’s will launch with a stock cooler. The 1400, 1500X, and 1600 will come in coolers, with the 1400 shipping with the Wraith Stealth, and the 1500X and 1600 shipping with the Wraith Spire. It was noted that none of these coolers include RGB lighting. That is reserved for Ryzen 7 1700 processor.

Above is a more detailed graphic of what each chipset has to offer, with some being streamlined for specific form factors.

Motherboards are of course already avaialble, and AMD are marketing the B350 boards as the main counter-part for Ryzen 5 processors.

A good few B350 motherboards are already avaialble for purchasing and it’s worth noting that AMD’s entire CPU range is multiplier unlocked for overclocking, and all processor will work with any AM4 motherboard regardless of chipset (x370, B350 etc). It’s worth nothing that the A300 chipset does not support overclocking, but all CPU’s will work perfectly fine.

April 11th is when Ryzen 5 will officially launch, with pre-orders starting in March with pricing of Ryzen 5 being very strong for the current market. Let’s just wait and see just how good AMD’s 4-core/6-core processors will perform.


We reached out to AMD regarding XFR, and have been given full details regarding XFR on all Ryzen 5 processors. We have included the details above within each processor.

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