As of today AMD Ryzen 5 series desktop processors are officially available from retailers. Designed to compete with Intel’s Core i3 and i5 processor families, the Ryzen 5 lineup consists of 6-core and 4-core SKUs based on the 14 nm Summit Ridge silicon.
The base Ryzen 5 1400 comes in at $169 while the Ryzen 5 1500X comes in at $189. The 1400 is clocked at 3.20 GHz with 3.40 GHz boost, while the 1500X clocks at 3.50 GHz with 3.70 GHz boost, on top of the stock speeds the 1500X has XFR enabling higher automatic overclocks.
While the Ryzen 5 1400 and 1500X compete with Core i3 and Core i5 models under $200. The $219 Ryzen 5 1600 and $249 1600X six-core CPUs target the Core i5-7600K, both are equipped with 6 cores, 12 threads and unlocked multipliers. The 1600 is clocked at 3.20 GHz with 3.60 GHz boost, while the 1600X clocks at 3.60 GHz core and 4.00 GHz boost and is also equipped with XFR for automatic overclocking.