As you all know by now, that AMD has launched their Ryzen CPU. It was all well and good, but the company only demoed their high end processors. What about the sub $100 to $200 market. Well don’t worry AMD haven’t left them behind.

Benchmarks of the more affordable $259 Ryzen 1600X have surfaced the internet. AMD 1600X is from the Ryzen 5 family and guess what. Even the Ryzen 1600X is trading blows with Intel. If you don’t know AMD Ryzen 5 1600X is a hexa core CPU. This means that the CPU consist of six cores and 12 threads. Unlike their bigger brothers, which have eight cores and 16 threads. AMD Ryzen 5 1600X will have a core clock of 3.3 GHz and a boost clock of 3.7 GHz. Don’t worry that is not the CPU’s limit. All the Ryzen CPU’s have an unlock multiplier. Meaning users can overclock it as high as they like. If they can provide the adequate cooling as well.

Ok, let’s talk about benchmarks shall we. In CPU-Z, AMD Ryzen 1600X was tested against the Intel i5 7600k. Now this is a quad-core processor against a hexa-core processor. In single core performance Intel was able to score 2100 while AMD was able to score 1888. While in multi-core AMD was able to score 12544 compared to Intel which only scored 8300. This is where AMD beats Intel, with a $15 price difference between the two. As Intel i5 7600k right now costs around $243.

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It’s amazing what people would be getting for just $15, more than the competition. This is what AMD has been getting ready for. With the help of AMD gamers and PC users, would be able to make high end desktop PC’s, with as little as $600 dollars. That is something which was not achievable before AMD Ryzen.

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