Rumours say that the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D should be launched later this month, but a more recent report suggests it's not the only new Ryzen CPU releasing in March. As it seems, AMD will launch three other Ryzen 5000 series processors – the Ryzen 5 5500, the Ryzen 5 5600 and the Ryzen 7 5700X.
As per MEGAsizeGPU, the Ryzen 5 5500 will be a 6C/6T processor releasing at the same price as an Intel i3-12100 (£135). As we see it, this AMD CPU could be a suitable solution for those looking for more than 4x cores on a tighter budget and don't intend to use PCIe 5.0 or DDR5 memory.
AMD will release 4 new CPUs this month:
5500 has the same price as 12100, 5600 will be cheaper than 12400, and 5700X will be cheaper than 12600KF.
— MEGAsizeGPU (@Zed__Wang) March 5, 2022
Moving on to the Ryzen 5 5600, this 6C/12T CPU is said to be cheaper than the Core i5-12400 (£190), so it could cost about the same as the i5-12400F (£170). Comparing the AMD processor with the Intel counterparts, the red team solution may offer superior multi-core performance thanks to SMT (Hyper-threading).
Lastly, we have the Ryzen 7 5700X, which is said to undercut the Intel Core i5-12600KF, which currently sells for around £260.
AMD has only announced the Ryzen 7 5800X3D so far and has not revealed plans for additional Ryzen 5000 series SKUs. If these rumours prove true, then we'll get more information over the next few weeks.
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KitGuru says: Considering their specifications, the release of these processors looks to be a direct response to Intel Alder Lake. Do you think AMD's new Ryzen processors can be a worthwhile alternative to Intel 12th Gen at their respective price points?