AMD to launch Ryzen 5 desktop processors on April 11 for $169-$249

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AMD will launch four Ryzen 5 desktop processors on April 11 globally in a bid to capture a huge chunk of the market currently dominated by Intel. The announcement follows AMD’s unveiling of its Ryzen 7 high-end desktop processors earlier this month.

The Sunnyvale chipmaker developed the Ryzen family based on Zen, a fresh core architecture that is billed to provide 52% more performance per clock cycle than its predecessors. AMD said in a blog post announcing the next-generation of processors:

With end users at the heart of everything AMD does, the new Ryzen 5 processors feature the powerful and efficient “Zen” architecture in 6-core,12-thread as well as 4-core, 8-thread options, to deliver enhanced performance, immersive experiences and high performance innovation to gamers and consumers worldwide with a price range of $169 to $249 USD SEP.

AMD intends for the Ryzen 5 processors to target high-volume central processing unit with a price point south of $300. The Ryzen 5 features the AMD SenseMI technology and multi-tasking capabilities and it adapts to consumers’ needs in terms of responsiveness and performance.

Additionally, Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Group, AMD, said in a statement:

“Ryzen will ultimately bring innovation and competition to virtually every segment of the PC market, and Ryzen 5 is the next big step on that journey, designed to achieve new levels of compute performance for millions of PC users,” said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Group, AMD. “AMD reinvigorated the high-performance desktop market with Ryzen 7 earlier this month, and AMD Ryzen 5 now brings the power and efficiency of the ‘Zen’ core to users in the highly popular sub-$300 segment of the market.”

The upcoming launch of the Ryzen 5 lineup also reiterates AMD’s commitment to offering impressive gaming performance. The goal is to introduce Ryzen to existing and future game titles.

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