AMD Ryzen 5 Accidentally Go On Sale 3 Weeks Before Official Launch
A few retailers online didn’t get the memo on when the AMD Ryzen processor ships. Retailers around the world have started receiving their shipments of the processor. A few Ryzen 5 accidentally were sold to customers who were lucky enough. The lucky Redditor bought the processor three weeks before the official launch of the new mass market processor.
The lucky Redditor posted pictures of the retail packaging and has promised to post benchmarks in the next couple of days. If the processor is real, we’ll know how worried Intel will need to be. The Ryzen 5 promises to be a low-cost, affordable competitor to Intel’s mass-market processors.
AMD’s Ryzen 5 accidentally being sold gives us a benchmark 3 weeks ahead of launch
The Ryzen 5 CPU is set to debut April 11th with four different processors. The flagship CPU is twelve thread CPU with six cores and a 3.6GHz base clock and 4.0GHz boost clock. It’s the Ryzen 5 1600X, which cost $10 more than the Intel i5 with performance close to similar Intel i7 CPUs. We’ll now get to soon see how well the Ryzen 5 performs in real world test.
Retailers are confirming the shipments of the Ryzen 5 CPU. Hopefully, for AMD’s stack, no other retailers will sell the Ryzen 5 accidentally. We’ve seen small leaks and slip-ups from retailers in the past, but this is one of the more serious slip-ups.
AMD Ryzen lineup is the first real competition to Intel in years, and the CPUs are more affordable than Intel’s offerings. Gamers will rejoice when they’re able to spend hundreds less and get the same performance as Intel’s best CPUs. It’s especially appealing when VR gaming rigs are becoming more competitive, and prices are starting to become a major factor in purchases.
Tell us in the comments below what you think about the Ryzen 5 accidentally being sold three weeks before the official launch.