AMD could launch four new Ryzen R5 chips on April 11th


AMD is getting ready to launch four Ryzen R5 SKUs, according to leaked information. If the report proves accurate, the company will launch the new mid-tier processors on April 11, and prices will start as low as $169. The 1600 and 1600X processors will feature six cores, while both the 1500X and 1400 series will come packing four cores, all with hyper-threading.

Here's what the R5 family could consist of at launch:

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ProcessorCoresThreadsClock speedPrice
R5 1400483.2GHz(3.4GHz)$169
R5 1500X483.5GHz(3.7GHz)$189
R5 16006123.2GHz(3.6GHz)$219
R5 1600X6123.6GHz(4.0GHz)$249

Just like the R7 line, these new SKUs will also come featuring the company's Extended Frequency Range (XFR) tech and will be unlocked for more advanced overclocking. We'll likely have more details to follow come April 11.

Rich Edmonds
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