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AMD’s Ryzen 7 CPUs have definitely kicked Intel back into their pants when it comes to productivity. With AMD’s IPC finally catching close to Intel, AMD’s core game is going strong so far with their R7 CPUs shaking Intel’s X99 enthusiast platform.

How Genuine is This CPU?

Now for the Ryzen 5 CPUs, a Reddit user recently showed off a picture of AMD’s Ryzen 5 CPU. The user claims that the CPU is already available in Paraguay and Brazil which means that AMD has begun shipping the CPUs to retailers to ensure a smooth launch. During this period, of course, retailers usually aren’t allowed to sell those CPUs until it’s actual launch. Here’s a few pictures that the user attached:

For those who are curious about the authenticity of the CPU, a reddit user actually took advantage of the QR code and rebuilt the QR code. Since the QR code wasn’t fully masked, the reddit user was able to rebuild the QR code actually found the CPU in AMD’s warranty database thanks to the QR code. To have a look at it, here it is.

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More About AMD’s Ryzen 5 CPUs

Priced at $499 for AMD’s highest offering competing with Intel’s i7 6900k, AMD’s only way to compete is with its price. Just like Intel’s enthusiast platform, AMD’s high core count and slightly lower IPC compared to Intel’s Kaby Lake platform allows Intel’s Kaby Lake platform take the cake in most gaming scenarios. But considering the price that you’re paying and how many frames AMD is losing compared to Intel in gaming, AMD’s offering really seems compelling, especially for content creators that need to do more than just gaming.

After AMD revealed the Ryzen 7, we knew AMD should be releasing the Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 soon, therefore, AMD took it to their Youtube channel to show off their Ryzen 5 CPU’s in action last week.

On Intel’s side, it was a long believed that you don’t need more than 4 cores for gaming. Therefore, many Intel gamers sticked with Core i5s for gaming due to it’s price. With AMD entering into the same field with their Ryzen 5 CPUs that come with similar price tags, the competition is going to be exciting as not many gamers could afford to pickup $300-$400 CPUs.

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After AMD confirmed the release date for their Ryzen 5 CPUs, that are about to be released on the 11th of April, many media outlets have tried to simulate the performance of these unreleased Ryzen 5 CPUs by disabling cores on AMD’s Ryzen 7 CPUs.

The New AMD Wraith Coolers

So far, AMD’s Ryzen 1700 seems to be the only CPU to come with a cooler bundled, that is, AMD’s Wraith Spire RGB Stock cooler that aims to add bling onto a stock cooler. AMD has confirmed that only three of Ryzen 5 CPUs will come bundled with wraith coolers, that is, the R5 1600, 1500X and 1400. You will need an aftermarket CPU cooler for the R5 1600X.

Additionally, it’s worth noting that only the 1600 and 1500X will be getting the Wraith Spire Cooler, meanwhile the 1400 will come bundled with AMD’s Wraith Stealth cooler.


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