AMD’s Ryzen 5 Is The Most Well-Received CPU Launch In Nearly a Decade, Survey Reveals


AMD isn't swimming in cash just yet, but if this latest survey is any indication the company is well on its way to doing just that. According to a new survey conducted by 3DCenter AMD's Ryzen 5 is by far the best received CPU product launch since they started doing these surveys back in 2010.

84% of individuals polled had a "positive" view on Ryzen 5, while 17.5% were indifferent and only 6.7% held a negative outlook on the product. By comparison, only 12% held a positive outlook on Intel's Kaby Lake while 45.3% said they were indifferent and 42.7% had a negative view on Kaby Lake.

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A poll was conducted in the same fashion as when the Ryzen 7 series were introduced. 74.6% of those polled viewed Ryzen 7 favorably, 17.5% were indifferent and 7.9% had a negative outlook on the processors. The only CPU family from Intel that contended with Ryzen's popularity was Sandy Bridge. Which did slightly better than Ryzen 7 but did not come close to Ryzen 5.

Another fascinating portion of the survey asked those polled to express if they had any interest in actually buying the product. In this area Ryzen 7 did best, followed by Ryzen 5 and Sandy Bridge.

(Launch)TimePositiveIndifferentNegativeBuying interest
Intel Sandy Bridge( January 2011 )75.9%14.4%9.7%51.4%
AMD Llano( June 2011 )57.9%26.8%15.3%41.6%
AMD bulldozer( October 2011 )6.8%26.5%66.7%5.6%
Intel Ivy Bridge( April 2012 )40.5%43.5%16.0%27.3%
AMD Trinity (Mobile)( May 2012 )50.9%28.8%20.3%42.1%
AMD Vishera( October 2012 )28.2%44.6%27.2%17.8%
Intel Haswell( June 2013 )15.6%46.3%38.1%9.8%
AMD Richland( June 2013 )47.7%34.7%17.6%27.4%
Intel Ivy Bridge E( September 2013 )13.3%39.6%47.1%3.6%
AMD Kaveri( January 2014 )53.1%32.4%14.5%35.5%
Intel Haswell-E( August 2014 )42.0%36.3%21.7%13.5%
Intel Skylake( August 2015 )24.9%47.8%27.3%16.6%
Intel Broadwell-E( June 2016 )16.0%35.7%48.3%3.1%
Intel Kaby Lake( January 2017 )12.0%45.3%42.7%6.2%
AMD Ryzen 7( March 2017 )74.6%17.5%7.9%55.9%
AMD Ryzen 5( April 2017 )83.9%9.4%6.7%53.8%
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AMD Ryzen CPU Lineup

AMD Ryzen CPU ModelCores/ThreadsBase ClockBoost ClockL3 CacheTDPMSRP
Ryzen 7 1800X8/163.6 GHz4.0 GHz16 MB95W$499 US
Ryzen 7 1700X8/163.4 GHz3.8 GHz16 MB95W$399 US
Ryzen 7 17008/163.0 GHz3.7 GHz16 MB65W$329 US
Ryzen 5 1600X6/123.6 GHz4.0 GHz16 MB95W$249 US
Ryzen 5 16006/123.2 GHz3.6 GHz16 MB65W$219 US
Ryzen 5 1500X4/83.5 GHz3.7 GHz16 MB65W$189 US
Ryzen 5 14004/83.2 GHz3.4 GHz8 MB65W$169 US

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