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AMD Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 CPUs are late

by on24 February 2017

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.

While its octa-core Ryzen 7 lineup is already up for pre-order with availability expected on March 2nd, the rest of the lineup will be coming later, with six-core Ryzen 5 lineup, which should compete with Intel's Core i5 Kaby Lake lineup, coming in Q2 2017, and the quad-core Ryzen 3 lineup coming sometime in the 2H 2017.

AMD Ryzen5 1

According to AMD's own slides from the press event held earlier this week, the Ryzen 5 1600X SKU should be able to compete with Intel's flagship Core i5-7600K SKU, offering up to 69 percent higher performance.

AMD Ryzen5 2

The  AMD Ryzen 7 eight core lineup is selling like hotcakes -whatever they are - and is already on the top of Amazon's best seller list, with  the Ryzen 7 1700X leading the way, but the six core and quad core parts may hit the sweet spot and let AMD regain market share.


Last modified on 24 February 2017
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