AMD's 4-core Ryzen CPUs ready to take on Core i3/i5 CPUs

AMD begins sampling out its 4-core Ryzen CPUs, fully unlocked and just 45W TDP.

@anthony256
Published Thu, Jan 12 2017 12:21 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:57 AM CST

AMD has reportedly begun sampling its new 4-core Ryzen CPUs, the SKU that has multi-threading disabled - these new Ryzen processors will take on Intel in the Core i3/i5 segment.

AMD's 4-core Ryzen CPUs ready to take on Core i3/i5 CPUs | TweakTown.com

The new 4-core Ryzen CPUs will have unlocked multipliers, so you'll be able to overclock your heart away - and considering that Intel locks overclocking away on most of its lower/mid-range CPUs, AMD has a good chunk of the market that will be happy with an unlocked quad-core Ryzen processor.

We should expect the quad-core Ryzen CPU to have a base clock of 3.4GHz, with AMD's exciting new SenseMI technology to handle the overclocking on its own - depending on the cooling used. Stock cooler? It won't boost much. AIO cooler? Now we're talking. Custom water cooling? Yeah, baby. LN2? The sky is the limit. Obviously there's a 45W TDP in your way, but I'm sure we should expect a mainstream price on the 4-core Ryzen CPU when it launches in March.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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