Shows more Ryzen 5 1600X performance details
AMD has now officially announced the launch date of its Ryzen 5 series CPUs that will be based on its new Zen CPU architecture and using the same AM4 platform. The Ryzen 5 lineup will be available in six- and quad-core SKU, completely unlocked and with enabled SMT (simultaneous multi-threading).
Six- and quad-core SKUs
According to fresh information coming from various sources, AMD's Ryzen 5 series, six- and quad-core CPUs, should be available as of April 11th.
Q2 for Ryzen 5 and 2H 2017 for Ryzen 3
It seems that we will have to wait a bit for the rest of the Ryzen lineup as, according to AMD, six-core and quad-core parts will be coming sometime in the second quarter and the second half of this year.
Points to February 28th availability
There are plenty of rumors regarding AMD's upcoming Ryzen CPUs floating around and the latest one shows some of those SKUs listed in Europe, including the flagship Ryzen 7 1800X CPU priced at €519 ex. VAT.