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AMD Ryzen 5 5000 Series Socket AM4 Processors

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AMD Ryzen 5 5000-series processors are the mid-range models of the latest generation of AMD CPUs based on the Zen 3 architecture.

Featuring up to 6 cores and 12 threads courtesy of SMT technology Ryzen 5 CPUs deliver compelling performance in multithreaded applications such as video encoding and lightly threaded software such as games as well. As long as you have a compatible motherboard and sufficient cooling you can further boost the performance of these processors by overclocking too.

These CPUs are compatible with 500-series Socket AM4 motherboards and some 400-series motherboards with a BIOS update before the CPU is installed.

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Tekspek An in-depth guide into tech: AMD Ryzen 5000 Series