Following hot on the heels of the octa-core Ryzen 7 CPUs come the more mainstream Ryzen 5 chips, on shelf April 11. These sub-$300 chips are the ones most likely to find their way into our gaming rigs, offering more cores than the competition for the same cash.
Your gaming PC is all about the CPU/GPU combo, so make sure you pair your processor with the best graphics card around.
The number of peops opting for CPUs in this price bracket is, according to AMD, twice the size of that chasing the enthusiast-level processors like the $500 eight-core / 16-thread Ryzen 7 chips. And that makes the mid-range of AMD’s processors arguably the most important for them as a company and potentially the most exciting for us as gamers.