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After releasing a couple of high-end chips, AMD is now taking care of its budget-conscious fans with the release of new and affordable Ryzen 4000 and 5000 processors.

First, let’s talk about the budget AMD Ryzeon 4000 series CPUs that are based on the Zen 2 architecture. The base model, the Ryzen 3 4100, has an SRP of only USD99 (around Php5,200) and will come with up to 4GHz clock speed, 65W TDP, and 5MB cache.

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The top-tier variant, the Ryzen 5 4600G, boasts 6 cores, 12threads, and 11MB cache. It retails for USD154 (around Php8,100) and comes with a Wraith Stealth cooler just like the Ryzen 5 4500 and 4100.

Unlike the Ryzen 3000 series — the previous budget alternatives before these chips came — these new processors are based on the Renoir APU line with a couple of tweaks.

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If you want extra power, then there’s the budget AMD Ryzen 5000 series. It starts with the Ryzen 5 5500 for USD159 (around Php8,300), which boasts a 6-core/12-thread CPU, 4.2GHz boost clock, and 19MB cache.

The top-tier 5700X boasts an 8-core/16-thread CPU with a 4.6GHz boost clock and 36MB cache. SRP is USD299 (around Php15,700), and that’s already the most expensive of all the new chips that were announced.

Sadly, unlike the Ryzen 5 5500 and 5600, you’re not getting a Wraith stealth cooler on the 5700X.

The new budget-friendly AMD Ryzen 4000 and 5000 chips will be available starting April 4 in select markets. Their release here in the Philippines should be weeks after that — if we’re lucky.



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