AMD takes on Intel Core i5 with the hexacore Ryzen 5 from RM819!

The Intel market takes a huge impact when AMD first announces Ryzen 7 desktop processor that offers more experience with  multi-threaded core and higher base clock rate and at consumer friendly price point. Its performance benchmark shows decent score which could easily beats its rival Intel as the retail price goes far more lower than Intel high-end desktop processor. This time, AMD challenges Intel Core i5 series processor with the new Ryzen 5 processors, availables in 6-core, 12 thread and 4 cores, 8 thread variant.

The Ryzen 5 takes a general approach to mainstream user who prefer balanced performance over price. Ranged from 4 to 6 cores, each variant comes with simultaneous multi-threading build based on the “Zen” cores that offers more performance and multitasking ability for a similar price. AMD also demonstrated the Ryzen 5 1600X offer 65% higher benchmark scores in Cinebench R15nT when tested against Intel Core i5 7600k.


Product Line

Model Cores Threads Base Clock (GHz) Boost Clock (GHz) Included Cooler TDP (Watts) Suggested Price, SRP (MYR)
AMD Ryzen 5


6 12 3.6 4.0 N/A 95


AMD Ryzen 5


6 12 3.2 3.6 Wraith Spire 65


AMD Ryzen 5


4 8 3.5 3.7 Wraith Spire 65


AMD Ryzen 5 1400



3.2 3.4 Wraith Stealth 65 RM810

The AMD Ryzen 5 processors also includes new Wraith coolers – Wraith Spire and Wraith Stealth that offers near silent operation and superb cooling and a unique and sporty design.

AMD R5 (14)

AMD is committed to deliver excellent gaming performance and ensure existing and futures games tittles takes full advantage of the new Ryzen lineups. All four Ryzen 5 models will support new AM4 infrastructure, with motherboard designs being produced from top ODMs. There have been motherboard manufacturer such as ASUS, MSI, Biostar, Gigabyte have begin design and production of compatible motherboards. All four Ryzen processors will be available from retailers worldwide (including Malaysia) from 11th April onward with a consumer friendly price.