AMD has announced its new lineup of Ryzen Pro CPUs, following up on its Epyc server launch earlier this month and, of course, the consumer desktop Ryzen 7 and 5 lines early this spring. AMD’s Pro CPU families tend to follow their desktop counterparts, though there are some exceptions. The Ryzen 5 1500X (3.5GHz base, 3.7GHz Turbo) is referred to as the Ryzen 5 Pro 1500, with the same stats. A quick guide is shown below:
This confirms some of the rumors we’ve seen around Ryzen 3 as well, assuming AMD keeps parity between the pro and consumer variants. The Ryzen 3 chips will be native quad cores compared with the Core i3’s dual-core + Hyper-Threading configuration.
It’s less clear how this will impact performance. Intel’s single-threaded perf is still a bit higher than AMD’s, clock-for-clock, but AMD’s SMT implementation has generally given it a larger boost than Intel gains from Hyper-Threading. It’ll be quite interesting to see how the two compare here, since AMD will still have a physical core advantage, but not the SMT implementation that has made chips like the Ryzen 5 1600X able to punch well above their weight class.
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