AMD Ryzen 5 CPUs Appear To Arrive At Retail For Purchase Weeks Before April 11 Launch
Over at Reddit, a user who goes by "marcosmcc" posted a couple pictures of a retail boxed Ryzen 5 1600 processor. He claims that "a fellow Brazilian" shared the pics with him, adding that his friend "recently bought" the part. The pictures are not exactly professional quality photographs—they look like they were taken in less than ideal lighting—but they at least look legitimate.
Here is a shot of the front:
The Ryzen 5 1600 is one of four Ryzen 5 series processors coming out April 11. It's an intriguing value at $219 (MSRP), as are the rest of the Ryzen 5 series, which range in price from $169 to $249. While they have less cores than the Ryzen 7 series, all of them feature clockspeeds of 3.2GHz or higher.
Here is a rundown of the full Ryzen 5 series lineup:
- Ryzen 5 1400: 4 cores, 8 threads, 3.2GHz to 3.4GHz, $169
- Ryzen 5 1500X: 4 cores, 8 threads, 3.5GHz to 3.7GHz, $189
- Ryzen 5 1600: 6 cores, 12 threads, 3.2GHz to 3.6GHz, $219
- Ryzen 5 1600X: 6 cores, 12 threads, 3.6GHz to 4GHz, $249