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AMD Ryzen 5 CPU range - South African pre-order pricing and release date revealed

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AMD’s Ryzen 7 range of CPU’s was released in South Africa in early last month, but the top end Ryzen is quite expensive, ranging from R5199 to R8199. Then, AMD announced their more affordable CPU range, Ryzen 5, also based on the “Zen” Core Architecture. Ryzen 5 officially launched internationally yesterday, but South Africans will need to wait a little bit longer.

The expected release date for Ryzen 5 in South Africa is 20 April 2017, and local retailers have revealed their pricing for the CPUs. Below, you can find the pre-order pricing from local retailers Wootware, Evetech and Rebeltech, as well as the full specifications for each of the Ryzen 5 range.

AMD Ryzen 5 1400

WootwareR2749
Evetech – R2799
Rebeltech – R2999

Specifications:

  • "Performance Gaming and Processing"
  • 3.2 GHz clock rate with 3.6 GHz Precision Boost
  • 4 cores, 8 threads
  • 8MB L3 cache
  • AMD Wraith Stealth cooler
  • 65 Watt TDP

AMD Ryzen 5 1500X

WootwareR3099
Evetech – R3199
Rebeltech – R3199

Specifications:

  • "High-Performance Gaming and Processing"
  • 3.5 GHz clock rate with 3.7 GHz Precision Boost
  • 4 cores, 8 threads
  • 16MB L3 cache
  • Extended Frequency Range (XFR) in the presence of better cooling
  • AMD Wraith Spire cooler
  • 65 Watt TDP

AMD Ryzen 5 1600

WootwareR3579
Evetech – R3599
Rebeltech – R3699

Specifications:

  • "Smooth Gaming and Efficient, Advanced Multi-Processing Performance"
  • 3.2 GHz clock rate with 3.6 GHz Precision Boost
  • 6 cores, 12 threads
  • 16MB L3 cache
  • AMD Wraith Spire cooler
  • 65 Watt TDP

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X

WootwareR4099
Evetech – R4099
Rebeltech – R4199

Specifications:

  • "Smooth Gaming and Advanced Multi-Processing Performance"
  • 3.6 GHz clock rate with 4.0 GHz Precision Boost
  • 6 cores, 12 threads
  • 16MB L3 cache
  • Extended Frequency Range (XFR) in the presence of better cooling
  • 95 Watt TDP

Keep in mind that you do need an AM4 socket motherboard and DDR4 memory, which you can also pick up at the local retailers listed in this article. Please note that you will also need an AM4 compatible CPU cooler if you purchase the 1600X, while the other CPU’s in the Ryzen 5 range do come with a cooler.

Watch AMD’s CEO Dr. Lisa Su and VP of Marketing John Taylor talk about the Ryzen 5 CPU family and then tell us what you think about local pricing for the more affordable Ryzen CPUs and if you are interested in purchasing one.

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