The AMD Ryzen is, no doubt, the most anticipated CPU to be introduced in 2017. It is the processor that AMD fans have always wanted, but AMD did not quite deliver… until now. The AMD Ryzen 7 1800X literally blew away the competition, with its 8 cores, large 16 MB cache and highly competitive price.
Even so, not everyone can afford it. That’s where the AMD Ryzen 5 family comes in. It offers a more affordable selection of AMD Ryzen processors with 4 to 6 cores. In this review, we will take an in-depth look at the AMD Ryzen 5 1500X – their top-of-the-line quad-core processor, and show you why we awarded it our Editor’s Choice Award!
The AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
The AMD Ryzen 5 family is divided into two main lines – the lower-end quad-core processors and the higher-end hexa-core processors. The AMD Ryzen 5 1500X (Price Check) is the top-of-the-line quad-core Ryzen 5 model. It has 4 cores and 8 threads, with a 3.5 GHz base clock and a 3.7 GHz boost clock.
How does it compare against the other Ryzen 5 processors? Find out in this specification comparison of the current AMD Ryzen 5 processors.
|Specifications||AMD Ryzen 5 1600X||AMD Ryzen 5 1600||AMD Ryzen 5 1500X||AMD Ryzen 5 1400|
|TDP||95 W||65 W||65 W||65 W|
|Process Technology||14 nm FinFET||14 nm FinFET||14 nm FinFET||14 nm FinFET|
|Number of Simultaneous Threads||12||12||8||8|
|L2 Cache Size||3 MB||3 MB||2 MB||2 MB|
|L3 Cache Size||16 MB||16 MB||16 MB||8 MB|
|Base Clock Speed||3.6 GHz||3.2 GHz||3.5 GHz||3.2 GHz|
|Boost Clock Speed||4.0 GHz||3.6 GHz||3.7 GHz||3.4 GHz|
|Bundled CPU Cooler||None||AMD Wraith Spire||AMD Wraith Spire||AMD Wraith Stealth|
|Launch Price (2017-03-02)||US$ 249||US$ 219||US$ 189||US$ 169|
Unboxing The AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
A Closer Look At The Ryzen 5 1500X & Wraith Spire Cooler