AMD release the specification of their Ryzen 5 1500X

AMD release the specification of their Ryzen 5 1500X

AMD release the specification of their Ryzen 5 1500X

AMD release the specification of their Ryzen 5 1500X


AMD has now released the specification of their Ryzen 5 1500X, their first Ryzen Quad core processor. This CPU will come with 4-cores and 8-threads and with base/boost clock speeds of 3.5/3.7GHz, making this CPU slower than AMD's flagship 1800X in terms of single-threaded performance.    

These new Ryzen 5 series CPUs will be coming in Q2 2017, though AMD has not released any official pricing on these new CPU models. It is expected that AMD will release a second 6-core CPU model called the Ryzen 5 1600, though this remains unconfirmed at this time. 

Below is a list of all confirmed AMD Ryzen SKUs and their known clock speeds and specifications;


Processor NameCoresThreadsBase Clock SpeedsBoost Clock SpeedsTDPPrice UK
Ryzen 7 1800X8163.6GHz4.0GHz95W+£489
Ryzen 7 1700X8163.4GHz3.8GHz95W£389
Ryzen 7 17008163.0GHz3.7GHz65W£319
Ryzen 5 1600X6123.6GHz4.0GHz--
Ryzen 5 1500X483.5GHz3.7GHz--


This new information again goes against previous Ryzen leaks regarding quad-core and hex-core models, which means that any unconfirmed information from previous leaks should be thrown out the window.  

While pricing has not been announced for AMD's Ryzen 5 1600X and 1500X we expect these CPUs to come with prices of around £240 and £180 respectively, though this is just an estimate. 


AMD release the specification of their Ryzen 5 1500X


With clock speeds of 3.5/3.7GHz is almost certain that the Ryzen 5 1600X won't be able to outperform Intel's i7 7700K at stock clocks in CPU bound scenarios, though it is worth noting that the Ryzen 5 will be priced significantly lower than the i7 7700K, so it is a moot point.


You can join the discussion on AMD's upcoming Ryzen 5 1500X quad-core CPU on the OC3D Forums.


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03-03-2017, 09:00:24

Wow. The R5-1600X matches the R7-1800X in everything bar the extra cores/threads. Considering what we've already of the R7-1800X that makes it a very, very tempting. Sure it's not going to knock the i7-7700k off the top step, but it'll be really great middle ground for anyone who wants to have a couple of extra cores in reserve and aren't looking to run everything at 144Hz. Personally I'm aiming to upgrade over the next 12 months to a 2160p60 capable gaming system with a little bit extra for 3D design/modding work etc. Looks like a great chip to me if the price is right.Quote

03-03-2017, 09:28:40

Its a tough one because clockspeed will go in Intels favor when the 7700K gets mentioned.....Quote

03-03-2017, 09:32:35

Do those clock/boost speeds suggest the R5s could run into the same thermal and stability limits as the 8-core you looked at?Quote

03-03-2017, 09:38:40

Originally Posted by AdmiralDonut View Post
Why would anyone compare the R5's to an i7 7700k? The R5's are the mid range, just like intels i5's, so lets compare apples to apples shall we.
That is the thing, apples to apples CPU core/thread count wise we are talking i7 competition.

Considering pricing it is likely to be more of an i5 comparison. You can't not compare it to both.

As I said in the article it is a moot point, as it will likely come at a price that is close to half the price of the 7700K, so that is where the best budget gaming performance will be.

Yeah Intel has the clock speed lead, but people forget that there is a difference between enough for gaming and the best at gaming.Quote

03-03-2017, 10:17:37

Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Its a tough one because clockspeed will go in Intels favor when the 7700K gets mentioned.....
Yup and anything up to four cores the 7700k slaughters my 5820k. Any more though? the scales start to tip fast.

I think any one buying more than four cores should understand that.

Plus of course Intel have been working on their clock speeds since Sandy. It took them forever to actually get to 5ghz, and most I have seen will "only" do 4.8.Quote

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