AMD Ryzen 5 Socket AM4 Processors

AMD Ryzen 5 processors are the mid-range models of the new generation of AMD CPUs based on the Zen architecture. Featuring 4 physical cores plus a further 4 virtual cores courtesy of SMT technology or 6 physical cores plus a further 6 virtual cores courtesy of SMT technology, Ryzen 5 CPUs provide great performance in multithreaded applications such as video encoding. As long as you have a compatible motherboard and sufficient cooling you can further boost the performance of these processors by overclocking too.

Ryzen 5 CPUs with the letter 'G' on the end of the name have integrated AMD Radeon Vega graphics so there's no need to buy a separate graphics card for a home/office system or for playing online MOBA and MMORPG games. Some AM4 motherboards may require a BIOS update to work with these new CPUs.