AMD is the underdog in the CPU market and the company may have been out of touch before the recent Ryzen series CPUs but that seems to be changing now. According to the new survey results, AMD Ryzen 5 is the most well-received product the company has launched in the last 7 years.According to the survey results, 84% of individuals had a “positive” view regarding Ryzen 5. 17.5% were indifferent and 6.7% held a negative view of the product. On the other hand, only 12% had a positive outlook regarding Intel Kaby Lake while 45.3% were indifferent and 42.7% had a negative view when it came to Kaby Lake CPUs.When asked if people were interested in actually buying the product, AMD Ryzen 7 came up on top followed by AMD Ryzen 5 and Intel Sandy Bridge. These are some very interesting numbers and it seems that Intel may face some serious competition on the market. Making a positive impression on the mind of the consumer is half the game and AMD has been successful in doing … [Read more...] about AMD Ryzen 5 Is The Best CPU Launch In 7 Years, According To Survey Results
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Digital Foundry conducted a much-needed benchmark test to enlighten the viewers, about the performance difference between latest Intels and AMDs. They tested a Core i5-7600K against AMD RYZEN 5 1600 and 1600X.Its multi threaded performance beats Intel on multiple benchmarks, such as Cinebench with 74% performance gain. The video encoding tests of H264 and HEVC, where Ryzen 1600 and 1600X performed 42% faster on average.Digital Foundry tested this hardware paired with a GTX 1080, 32 GB DDR4 RAM. Games used were Rise of the Tomb Raider, Far Cry Primal, Crysis 3, The Witcher 3, Tom Clancy’s The Division. The results were pretty clear. Such as Ryzen 1600 / 1600X wins where in game scenes require CPU intensive processing like processing too many NPCs in one place or Too much happening at the same time in a scene.However when the same CPUs were tested on a mid range card such as GTX 1060, the shoot up the advantage of extra frames mostly got dissipated in the games and the relevant … [Read more...] about AMD Ryzen 5 Goes Head to Head With Intel i5 7700K
The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X is part of the mid-range Ryzen 5 series and it has 6 cores and 12 threads unlike the 8 cores and 16 threads found in the Ryzen 7 series. Here we are going to take a look at the performance that the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X has to offer.The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X costs $249.99 and is a great option if you want to game as well as create content. From a price perspective, it is price lower than what Intel has to offer. AMD also has the upper hand when it comes to the number of cores compared to price.Let’s see how well this CPU performs when it is paired with the ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1080 Ti OC.Let’s see how well this CPU can hold up in games.GTA VWhen it comes to GTAV at 4K we see that the system manages to run the game at an average FPS of 79 with the Ryzen CPU. The minimum FPS, in this case, is 30. Overclocking the CPU gives us a small boost in performance.There is only a small difference in the performance of the AMD CPU and the Intel … [Read more...] about AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Performance Benchmarks, How Does It Hold Up Against Intel 7600K?
Since the release of the Core i5 2500K in January 2011, Intel's mainstream quad-core processor line has been the default choice for those looking to put together a capable gaming PC. The i5 is always fast out of the box and overclocking can keep your platform competitive for anything up to five or even six years. But the return of AMD has already proven disruptive in other areas of the x86 market and the Ryzen 5 1600 and 1600X are simply irresistible products: Core i5 is no longer the 'go to' CPU line for gamers - there is now genuine, potent competition. And to cut straight to the chase, given the choice between a 7600K or the cheaper Ryzen 5 1600, it's the AMD product we'd choose.To understand why Ryzen 5 is so effective, check out this stock vs 4.8GHz overclock Core i5 7600K vs Core i7 7700K benchmark head-to-head. Across the titles tested, the majority show a stock i7 outperforming an overclocked i5. Single-core performance is still important but the takeaway is that more … [Read more...] about AMD Ryzen 5 1600/1600X vs Core i5 7600K review
AMD Ryzen 5 is the next series of CPUs coming out after the AMD Ryzen 7 series. Although we heard that the CPU would be coming out on the 11th of April it seems that the embargo has been violated and the CPUs are being sold at some retailers. Fans are already getting their hands on the first batch.Seeing how people are getting AMD Ryzen 5 CPUs 3 weeks ahead of launch it is just a matter of time before someone benchmarks their CPU and posts results on the internet. You can expect to see plenty of leaks before the official launch of AMD Ryzen 5.Reddit users are confirming that the AMD Ryzen 5 shipments are coming in at stores in the UK now even though they will not be for sale, keeping that in mind it is possible that the person in question bought the AMD Ryzen 5 CPU from a store.Seeing how this CPU has been purchased and not been given as a review sample there will be no NDA and no legal obligation to hold off uploading benchmarks. It would be perfectly fine for this person to show the … [Read more...] about AMD Ryzen 5 Sales Embargo Violated, Already Being Sold In Stores 3 Weeks Ahead Of Launch
Now that we have got the AMD Ryzen 7 CPUs out of the way it has now been confirmed that the next line of CPUs, the AMD Ryzen 5 processors will be coming out on the 11th of April. These CPUs are meant for mainstream users and gamers.As of right now, we have seen that the AMD Ryzen 7 CPUs are very competitive in price and performance as compared to Intel offerings and we hope that the same will be the case for AMD Ryzen 5 processors. Ryzen 5 CPUs will comprise of 6-core and 4-core variants. We know that 4 cores are becoming the mainstream requirement for AAA titles and that is what you are getting with the Ryzen 5 series.The base model starts at $169 and the price goes up to $249 for the top of the series 6 core version. The top of the line model is the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X.The top of the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X features 6 cores and 12 threads. It has a base clock of 3.6 GHz and a boost clock of 4.0 GHz. This CPU has a TDP of 95W and will be competing against the … [Read more...] about AMD Ryzen 5 Processors Launch Confirmed For April 11th
We have already seen the AMD Ryzen 7 performance, even though the CPUs have been taking a bit of a beating from reviewers we also know that they aren’t really for gaming. The upcoming AMD Ryzen 5 CPUs are mainstream CPUs that will cater to the mainstream gaming community. Here we have leaked AMD Ryzen 5 1400 performance numbers.We talked about how AMD Ryzen 5 was being sold at some retailers ahead of launch and it seems that someone as able to get their hands on the AMD Ryzen 5 1400 CPU and the person in question has benchmarked the CPU and published a video showing the results.Here we can see how well the AMD Ryzen 5 1400 performs as compared to the i5 7400 and Pentium G4560 . The AMD chip has the same number of cores as the 7400 but it has more threads. While the 7400 ahs 4 threads the AMD Rzyen 5 1400 has 8.It is important to note here that the Pentium G4560 is a very cheap dual core Kaby Lake CPU and that it has been put in just for fun. It makes little sense to compare … [Read more...] about AMD Ryzen 5 1400 Performance Numbers Leaked, Check Them Out Here
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X performance figures have leaked and not only do we have benchmarks for the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X, we also have some stats for the little brother AMD Ryzen 5 1300. These were leaked on a Chinese website and do take these numbers with a grain of salt as it is possible that these are not the final numbers that we will be seeing at launch. Also check out: AMD RX 500 Series Will Feature Both Vega And Polaris Based GPUsCPU-Z helps to measure the single threaded and multi-threaded performance of a CPU and here the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X scored 1888 in single-threaded performance benchmarks and 12544 points in multi-threaded performance benchmark. Something interesting to note here is that the clock speed is beyond the base clock, this could be the boost clock of the CPU.Compared to the Core i5-7600K we see that the AMD Ryzen chip lags behind when it comes to single threaded performance but when it comes to multi-threaded performance AMD Ryzen5 … [Read more...] about AMD Ryzen 5 1600X, AMD Ryzen 5 1300, CPU Benchmarks Leaked
The previously launched AMD Ryzen 7 series took a bit of a bashing from critics when it came to 1080p gaming but let’s face it you really don’t need 8 cores and 16 threads for gaming. AMD Ryzen 7 was for the creative, not the gamer. What about AMD Ryzen 5?For gaming, you do not need more than 4 cores and that is where AMD Ryzen 5 comes in. There are 4-cores, 8-thread variants in the series that offer great bang for the buck as compared to Intel CPUs. AMD Ryzen 5 also has the upper hand when it comes to the number of threads.This increased number of threads should give you better performance in some cases. Plus you are getting unlocked CPUs which you can overclock when you need more power. People usually do not spend more than $250 on CPUs which makes this serious even more attractive.If you are on a budget and are looking for a decent CPU that will not only get you through CPU intensive games but will also allow you to do some content creation as well then this is something … [Read more...] about Is AMD Ryzen 5 Series Better Than Ryzen 7 For Gaming?
The Ryzen 5 1600X is the hexcore, 12-thread CPU attack dog AMD have sicced on Intel's i5 range. It's a chip aimed at disrupting Intel’s mid-range dominance with the now-classic AMD Ryzen one-two of serious multi-threading chops and a Rottweiler-aggressive price tag. It’s not all about the processor, you need balance in your PC, so make sure you get the best graphics card for your machine. AMD haven’t let up this year - the Ryzen processor releases have come thick and fast since the initial Ryzen 7 1800X launched. In fact I’d only just finished cooking all the eight-core Ryzen 7 chips when these new Ryzen 5 CPUs arrive in the post. The Ryzen 5 range is where AMD’s Zen architecture hits the high-volume, mainstream price point where many PC gamers start their new builds. Offering three times the processor thread-count compared with Intel’s similarly priced Core i5 range, the $200 (£180) six-core Ryzen 5 1600X could become … [Read more...] about AMD Ryzen 5 1600X review: the most significant gaming CPU AMD have ever made