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AMD Unveils Ryzen R5 Processors, Tough Competition to Intel

Apr 12, 2017 04:46 PM EDT


AMD has unveiled their next generation of Ryzen processors with the release of Ryzen R5 chips. AMD Ryzen is currently the toughest competition to their primary rivals Intel who also offer a varied range of processors for all price segments and usage purposes.

The release of Ryzen R5 processors was leaked earlier in March even hinting their price point, which, in the end, were very true to what was reported. Now that partner board manufacturers have begun dumping out motherboards into the markets, Ryzen is slowly gaining its popularity among all hardware enthusiasts who don't like to spend a lot of funds but also don't want to compromise on the performance.

Looking at a report from Digital Trends, Ryzen R5 launch will be in a more stable environment compared to their R7 line-up which is mostly opted by the prosumers. With the R5 series of processors from AMD, the R5 1500 and the R5 1600 will compete with the i5 chips from Intel due to a similar price tag and performance results.

A majority of desktop users have no knowledge of overclocking processor chipsets making it a point for those of them to just settle with a B350 chipset motherboard that would also work out for their budgets. A bit of a downside for the Ryzen processors is the fact that they still have issues with memory instabilities and consistency in the potential of overclocking Ryzen processors.

As reported by Pc gamer, The B350 boards are a good budget purchase likely sacrificing Crossfire setups and more USB ports among other things present on a higher-end model. The CPU performance certainly takes a hit when it comes to utilizing the potential of high-speed memory sticks.

The report actively encourages new buyers to choose their hardware carefully since RAM sticks with higher speeds do not impact the performance up to an extent due to lack of support by the manufacturer. That said a good pair of RAMs with decent speeds will really be worth the cost.

When it comes to gaming, Intel still manages to hold an upper hand due to their processors performing better in terms of clock speeds, overclocking potential and stability of the overclock. Intel motherboards currently support memory speeds above 4000mHz of course by turning the XMP Profile on, otherwise, it would result in restricting the memory to its advertised stock speeds. 


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