AMD announced the start of sales of six of the seven new Ryzen 5000 and Ryzen 4000 series processors introduced in the middle of last month. Only the start of sales of the long-awaited eight-core and 16-thread Ryzen 7 5800X3D with 96 MB of 3D V-Cache will have to wait a little longer – until 20 April.
Among the models presented, the 8-core and 16-thread Ryzen 7 5700X cost $299, the 6-core and 12-thread Ryzen 5 5600 and Ryzen 5 5500 cost $199 and $159, respectively. You can read about the gaming performance of the last two in a recent article . We only note that the Ryzen 5 5600 is actually the “killer” of the Ryzen 5 5600X and makes buying the latter a dubious undertaking. Both it and the more affordable Ryzen 5 5500 are good options for upgrading systems on entry-level chips of past generations.
Also on sale is a trio of energy-efficient Ryzen 4000 Renoir processors based on the Zen 2 architecture. The six-core and 12-thread Ryzen 5 4600G and Ryzen 5 4500 received a recommended price tag of $154 and $129, respectively. And the model and Ryzen 3 4100 is priced at $99.
All of these novelties have already begun to appear in large Western retailers. There is no information about when these chips will be allowed into Russian retail and whether they will arrive at all. Most likely, they will be imported by parallel (gray) channels.