AMD Ryzen 5 CPUs to Power Performance Desktop PCs Starting April 11 Worldwide

​​Four Ryzen 5 CPUs Bring Lea­dership Com­pu­te and Smooth Gaming Per­for­mance to Popu­lar Pri­ce-Points

SUNNYVALE, Calif. 3/15/2017

Fol­lo­wing the suc­cess­ful intro­duc­tion of AMD Ryzen™ 7 desk­top pro­ces­sors inclu­ding record pre-orders and award-win­ning1per­for­mance, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announ­ced Ryzen™ 5 desk­top pro­ces­sors will launch world­wi­de on April 11, 2017, offe­ring dis­rup­ti­ve pri­ce-to-per­for­mance for gamers and crea­tors. With end users at the heart of ever­y­thing AMD does, the new Ryzen 5 pro­ces­sors fea­ture the power­ful and effi­ci­ent “Zen” archi­tec­tu­re in 6-core,12-thread as well as 4-core, 8-thread opti­ons, to deli­ver enhan­ced per­for­mance, immer­si­ve expe­ri­en­ces and high per­for­mance inno­va­ti­on to gamers and con­su­mers world­wi­de with a pri­ce ran­ge of $169 to $249 USD SEP.  

Ryzen will ulti­mate­ly bring inno­va­ti­on and com­pe­ti­ti­on to vir­tual­ly every seg­ment of the PC mar­ket, and Ryzen 5 is the next big step on that jour­ney, desi­gned to achie­ve new levels of com­pu­te per­for­mance for mil­li­ons of PC users,” said Jim Ander­son, seni­or vice pre­si­dent and gene­ral mana­ger, Com­pu­ting and Gra­phics Group, AMD. “AMD reinvi­go­ra­ted the high-per­for­mance desk­top mar­ket with Ryzen 7 ear­lier this month, and AMD Ryzen 5 now brings the power and effi­ci­en­cy of the ‘Zen’ core to users in the high­ly popu­lar sub-$300 seg­ment of the mar­ket.”

Ryzen 5 Performance and Lineup

During an event today in Bei­jing, Chi­na for press, custo­mers, and part­ners, AMD out­lined the AMD Ryzen 5 desk­top pro­ces­sor lin­eup. AMD spe­ci­fi­cal­ly desi­gned the­se pro­ces­sors for per­for­mance desk­top users, AAA-tit­le and strea­ming gamers, and the new AM4 desk­top plat­form. Fea­turing AMD Sen­se­MI tech­no­lo­gy and impres­si­ve mul­ti-tas­king capa­bi­li­ties, the ground­brea­king AMD Ryzen 5 adap­ts to con­su­mers’ needs with incredi­ble respon­si­veness and per­for­mance. Pre­vious­ly, AMD demons­tra­ted the Ryzen 5 1600X bea­ting the Intel Core i5 7600K by 69 per­cent2 in CPU per­for­mance tes­ting using Cinebench R15 nT. 

PRODUCT LINE MODEL CORES THREADS BASE CLOCK (GHZ) BOOST CLOCK (GHZ) INCLUDED COOLER TDP (WATTS) SUGGESTED PRICE, SEP (USD)
AMD RYZEN 5 1600X 6 12 3.6 4.0 N/A 95 $249
AMD RYZEN 5 1600 6 12 3.2 3.6 Wraith Spi­re 65 $219
AMD RYZEN 5 1500X 4 8 3.5 3.7 Wraith Spi­re 65 $189
AMD RYZEN 5 1400 4 8 3.2 3.4 Wraith Ste­alth 65 $169

Game Optimizations

With the announ­ce­ment of the Ryzen 5 lin­eup, AMD rei­tera­ted its com­mit­ment to deli­vering excel­lent gaming per­for­mance to ensu­re exis­ting and future game tit­les take full advan­ta­ge of Ryzen.

We are impres­sed by the tech­no­lo­gi­cal evo­lu­ti­on enab­led by the Zen archi­tec­tu­re, which was desi­gned to keep pace now and well into the future as gaming, eSports and vir­tu­al rea­li­ty expe­ri­en­ces con­ti­nu­al­ly push the limits of devices,” said Vlat­ko Ando­nov, pre­si­dent of Bethes­da Soft­works. “Working with an all-new micro­ar­chi­tec­tu­re, like that in the Ryzen fami­ly of pro­ces­sors, means that ever­yo­ne has the oppor­tu­ni­ty to rai­se their game and bring the very best inter­ac­tive expe­ri­en­ces to play­ers. All of us at Bethes­da are exci­ted about working with AMD to keep evol­ving the pre­mi­um per­for­mance that Ryzen offers.”

Ryzen 5 Processor and Platform Availability

Avai­la­bi­li­ty for all four Ryzen 5 models begins April 11 at etailers around the world. All Ryzen pro­ces­sors sup­port the new AM4 infra­st­ruc­tu­re, with mother­board designs being pro­du­ced from top ODMs. Announ­ced at CES 2017, AMD and its mother­board part­ners alre­ady debut­ed a wide array of new mother­boards from ASRock, Asus, Bio­star, Giga­byte, and MSI, all built upon the fol­lo­wing desk­top chip­sets for AMD Ryzen pro­ces­sors – the X370, B350 and the A320, the lat­ter inten­ded for main­stream PCs at new, con­su­mer-fri­end­ly pri­ce points.  

New Coolers

The AMD Ryzen 5 lin­eup also inclu­des new Wraith coo­lers, inclu­ding the Wraith Spi­re and the Wraith Ste­alth, avail­ab­le with select AMD Ryzen pro­ces­sors. The­se new AMD ther­mal solu­ti­ons are desi­gned to pro­vi­de near-silent ope­ra­ti­on, with uni­que sty­ling and superb coo­ling.

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About AMD

For more than 45 years, AMD has dri­ven inno­va­ti­on in high-per­for­mance com­pu­ting, gra­phics, and visua­li­za­ti­on tech­no­lo­gies ― the buil­ding blocks for gaming, immer­si­ve plat­forms, and the dat­a­cen­ter. Hund­reds of mil­li­ons of con­su­mers, lea­ding For­tu­ne 500 busi­nes­ses, and cut­ting-edge sci­en­ti­fic rese­arch faci­li­ties around the world rely on AMD tech­no­lo­gy dai­ly to impro­ve how they live, work, and play. AMD employees around the world are focu­sed on buil­ding gre­at pro­ducts that push the bounda­ries of what is pos­si­ble. For more infor­ma­ti­on about how AMD is enab­ling today and inspi­ring tomor­row, visit the AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) web­site, blog, Face­book and Twit­ter pages.

Cautionary Statement

This press release con­ta­ins for­ward-loo­king state­ments con­cer­ning Advan­ced Micro Devices, Inc. (for­ma­tio­nal pur­po­ses only and may the fea­tures, func­tio­na­li­ty, avai­la­bi­li­ty, timing, expec­ted bene­fits of AMD future pro­ducts inclu­ding AMD’s Ryzen 5, Ryzen 3 pro­ducts and AMD Wraith pro­ducts, which are made pur­suant to the Safe Har­bor pro­vi­si­ons of the Pri­va­te Secu­ri­ties Liti­ga­ti­on Reform Act of 1995. The­se for­ward-loo­king state­ments are based on cur­rent expec­ta­ti­ons and beliefs and invol­ve nume­rous risks and uncer­tain­ties that could cau­se actu­al results to dif­fer mate­ri­al­ly from expec­ta­ti­ons. For­ward-loo­king state­ments are com­mon­ly iden­ti­fied by wor­ds such as “would,” “intends,” “belie­ves,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “intends,” “plans,” “pro for­ma,” “esti­ma­tes,” “anti­ci­pa­tes,” or the nega­ti­ve of the­se wor­ds and phra­ses, other varia­ti­ons of the­se wor­ds and phra­ses or com­pa­ra­ble ter­mi­no­lo­gy. Inves­tors are cau­tio­ned that the for­ward-loo­king state­ments in this press release are based on cur­rent beliefs, assump­ti­ons and expec­ta­ti­ons, speak only as of the date of this press release and invol­ve risks and uncer­tain­ties that could cau­se actu­al results to dif­fer mate­ri­al­ly from cur­rent expec­ta­ti­ons. Mate­ri­al fac­tors that could cau­se actu­al results to dif­fer mate­ri­al­ly from cur­rent expec­ta­ti­ons inclu­de, without limi­ta­ti­on, the fol­lo­wing: Intel Corporation’s domi­nan­ce of the micropro­ces­sor mar­ket and its aggres­si­ve busi­ness prac­tices may limit AMD’s abi­li­ty to com­pe­te effec­tively; AMD has a wafer sup­ply agree­ment with GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. (GF) with obli­ga­ti­ons to purcha­se all of our micropro­ces­sor and APU pro­duct requi­re­ments, and a cer­tain por­ti­on of its GPU pro­duct requi­re­ments, from GF with limi­ted excep­ti­ons. If GF is not able to satis­fy AMD’s manu­fac­tu­ring requi­re­ments, its busi­ness could be adver­se­ly impac­ted; AMD reli­es on third par­ties to manu­fac­tu­re its pro­ducts, and if they are unab­le to do so on a time­ly basis in suf­fi­ci­ent quan­ti­ties and using com­pe­ti­ti­ve tech­no­lo­gies, AMD’s busi­ness could be mate­ri­al­ly adver­se­ly affec­ted; fail­u­re to achie­ve expec­ted manu­fac­tu­ring yiel­ds for AMDs of the Pri­va­te Secu­ri­ties Liti­ga­ti­on Reform Act of 1995. The­se for­ward-loo­king state­ments are based on cur­rent expec­ta­ti­ons and beliefs and invol­ve nume­a­sis with fea­tures and per­for­mance levels that pro­vi­de value to its custo­mers while sup­porting and coin­ci­ding with signi­fi­cant indus­try tran­si­ti­ons; if AMD can­not gene­ra­te suf­fi­ci­ent reve­nue and ope­ra­ting cash flow or obtain exter­nal finan­cing, it may face a cash short­fall and be unab­le to make all of its plan­ned invest­ments in rese­arch and deve­lop­ment or other stra­te­gic invest­ments; the loss of a signi­fi­cant custo­mer may have a mate­ri­al adver­se effect on AMD; AMD’s rece­ipt of reve­nue from its semi-custom SoC pro­ducts is depen­dent upon its tech­no­lo­gy being desi­gned into third-par­ty pro­ducts and the suc­cess of tho­se pro­ducts; glo­bal eco­no­mic uncer­tain­ty may adver­se­ly impact AMD’s busi­ness and ope­ra­ting results; the mar­kets in which AMD’s pro­ducts are sold are high­ly com­pe­ti­ti­ve; AMD may not be able to gene­ra­te suf­fi­ci­ent cash to ser­vice its debt obli­ga­ti­ons or meet its working capi­tal requi­re­ments; AMD has a sub­stan­ti­al amount of indeb­ted­ness which could adver­se­ly affect its finan­ci­al posi­ti­on and pre­vent it from imple­men­ting its stra­te­gy or ful­fil­ling its con­trac­tu­al obli­ga­ti­ons; the agree­ments gover­ning AMD’s notes and the secu­red revol­ving line of credit impo­se restric­tions on AMD that may adver­se­ly affect its abi­li­ty to ope­ra­te its busi­ness; uncer­tain­ties invol­ving the orde­ring and ship­ment of AMD’s pro­ducts could mate­ri­al­ly adver­se­ly affect it; the demand for AMD’s pro­ducts depends in part on the mar­ket con­di­ti­ons in the indus­tries into which they are sold. Fluc­tua­ti­ons in demand for AMD’s pro­ducts or a mar­ket decli­ne in any of the­se indus­tries could have a mate­ri­al adver­se effect on its results of ope­ra­ti­ons; AMD’s abi­li­ty to design and intro­du­ce new pro­ducts in a time­ly man­ner is depen­dent upon third-par­ty intel­lec­tu­al pro­per­ty; AMD depends on third-par­ty com­pa­nies for the design, manu­fac­tu­re and sup­ply of mother­boards, soft­ware and other com­pu­ter plat­form com­pon­ents to sup­port its busi­ness; if AMD loses Micro­soft Corporation’s sup­port for its pro­ducts or other soft­ware ven­dors do not design and deve­lop soft­ware to run on AMD’s pro­ducts, its abi­li­ty to sell its pro­ducts could be mate­ri­al­ly adver­se­ly affec­ted; and AMD’s reli­an­ce on third-par­ty dis­tri­bu­tors and AIB part­ners sub­jects it to cer­tain risks. Inves­tors are urged to review in detail the risks and uncer­tain­ties in AMD’s Secu­ri­ties and Exchan­ge Com­mis­si­on filings, inclu­ding but not limi­ted to AMD’s Annu­al Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Decem­ber 31, 2016.