AMD Ryzen5 to launch on April 5 ; 6 core for $219

Just over three weeks after taking the world by storm with its high-end Ryzen 7 CPUs, AMD is ready to cement its return to form with four more mid-range models under the Ryzen5 brand. The company had previously announced a Q2 2017 target for the launch of Ryzen5, and there is now a specific date: April 11. Ryzen5 Whereas Ryzen 7 was AMD’s main attack on high-performance x86 and a shot across the bow against Intel’s high-end desktop platform, Ryzen 5 is targeted more at mainstream users. The goal here…

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