With the announcement of the Ryzen 7 and the launch of the Ryzen 5, AMD is increasing its speed to challenge Intel. Intel is its only competitor in a case of PC and laptop processors.
As the high-end, Ryzen 7 series was thought to be a premium product, it’s another version Ryzen 5 has now been launched by AMD which is expected to make huge profits.
AMD Ryzen Vs. Intel
It is an intelligent move by AMD to reach to a large number of customers. As the Ryzen 7 series was marketed to high-end users, the Ryzen 3 is planning to give users a taste of the new processor from AMD.
The Ryzen 5, however, will target the mainstream users who want fast processing power with an average price tag. This move may affect Intel’s revenue generation if AMD becomes successful in providing a better product than Intel.
AMD Ryzen 5
AMD is planning to launch four variants of the Ryzen 5 series. The Ryzen 5 1600X will have six cores and 12 threads and will be clocked at 3.6 GHz, while the Ryzen 5 1600 will have six cores and 12 threads but it will be clocked at 3.2 GHz.
On another hand, Ryzen 5 1500, will have four cores and eight threads and will be clocked at 3.5 GHz. The Ryzen 5 1400 will also have the same number of cores and threads, but it will be clocked at 3.2 GHz.
Benchmarks conducted using higher variant Ryzen 7 and the Intel Core i7 processors have favored Intel’s chips over Ryzen.
Pricing Structure Of Ryzen Vs. Intel
Both Intel and AMD products have almost had similar performance but AMD has managed to keep price tags comparatively lower compared to Intel.
The Ryzen 5 series chips have an average price tag of $169 and the latest variant, the Ryzen 5 1600X, will have a price tag of $249 which is same as that of the Intel’s Core i5 7600K.
But, when it comes to the Ryzen 7 series, AMD has planned to keep its range at a higher price point as compared to the Intel.
However, it remains to be seen what consumers opts for and it is the customers who will pick a winner in the race of the processors.