All Ryzen processors support the new AM4 infrastructure, with motherboard designs being produced from top ODMs. Announced at CES 2017, AMD and its motherboard partners have already shown a wide array of new motherboards from ASRock, Asus, Biostar, Gigabyte, and MSI, all built upon the following desktop chipsets for AMD Ryzen processors – the X370, B350 and the A320, the latter intended for mainstream PCs at new, consumer-friendly price points.
The AMD Ryzen 5 line-up also includes new Wraith coolers, including the Wraith Spire and the Wraith Stealth, available with select processors. These new AMD thermal solutions are designed to provide near-silent operation.
Jim Anderson, senior vice-president and general manager, AMD Computing and Graphics Group, AMD, said, “Ryzen will ultimately bring innovation and competition to virtually every segment of the PC market. Ryzen 5 is the next big step on that journey, designed to achieve new levels of compute performance for millions of PC users.
|Base Clock (GHz)||Boost Clock (GHz)||Included Cooler||TDP (Watts)||Suggested Price, (A$ inc GST)|
|AMD Ryzen 5||1600X||6||12||3.6||4.0||N/A||95||$359|
|AMD Ryzen 5||1600||6||12||3.2||3.6||Wraith Spire||65||$319|
|AMD Ryzen 5||1500X||4||8||3.5||3.7||Wraith Spire||65||$275|
|AMD Ryzen 5||1400||4||8||3.2||3.4||Wraith Stealth||65||$245|
Not just for gamers
The Ryzen 5 series is for desktop and business use although the Zen core is optimised for game performance.