Even though critics gave the AMD Ryzen 7 series a bit of a bashing, this is not where AMD Ryzen has the most potential. The most potential lies with AMD Ryzen 5 and here we are going to see what critics and reviews have to say about the new series of CPUs. This is our AMD Ryzen 5 Review Roundup.
Spending more than $250 is out of the reach of many PC gamers and that is what makes AMD Ryzen 5 so appealing. You are getting 4 cores and 8 threads for a great price. A price that budget gamers will find acceptable.
AMD has the upper hand when it comes to comparing price and core count and there is still the AMD Ryzen 3 in the works which will be coming out sometime soon. Plus we have AMD Vega which will also be coming later this year.
AMD Ryzen 5 Review Roundup
Following are the reviews by different publications that you can check out in order to get a better understanding of what AMD Ryzen 5 has to offer.
What Reviewers Say About AMD Ryzen 5 Series CPUs
According to Bit-Tech:
The Ryzen 7 series isn’t where we think Ryzen’s biggest potential lays – it’s in the Ryzen 5 series.
According to Kit Guru:
In terms of raw computational performance, Ryzen 5 1600X with its six cores and SMT is faster than anything that Intel can offer outside of its consumer HEDT platform.
These are some great comments and the overall reviews are in the favor of AMD Ryzen 5 series CPUs. We will need to see how the general consumers react to these reviews. One important thing to consider here is that games are still better optimized for Intel CPUs. This can be a deal breaker for some people.
AMD Ryzen 5 is still a great product to consider if you are in the market for a budget CPU.
Let us know what you think about this AMD Ryzen 5 review roundup and whether or not you are considering buying one of these CPUs.