AMD Ryzen R5 1400 Quad-Core AM4 Processor Review



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Introduction


AMD Ryzen R5 1400 Quad-Core AM4 Processor Review

2017 has been a busy year for AMD and we’ve already had the release and reviews of many of their new CPUs. Of course, the Ryzen R7 1700, Ryzen R7 1700X, and the Ryzen R7 1800X certainly left us impressed. Also, their mid-budget Ryzen R5 1600X and 1500X offered incredible price vs. performance ratios. However, today we’re taking a look at their most affordable R5 series CPU to date; the Ryzen R5 1400.

AMD Ryzen R5 1400

Equipped with a quad-core eight-thread design, the R5 1400 represents a lot of mass-appeal. When you consider that you can pick one up for little over £150, its easy to understand why we’re excited to see what kind of performance it offers. Not only concerning what it can compete with from Intel but also how much lower the performance is compared to all the other Ryzen chips we’ve tested so far!

Specifications

  • Number of CPU Cores: 4
  • Number of Threads: 8
  • Base Clock Speed: 3.2GHz
  • Max Turbo Core Speed: 3.4GHz
  • Unlocked: Yes
  • Package: AM4
  • Default TDP / TDP: 65W

Supported Technologies

  • AMD Ryzen Master Utility
  • AMD SenseMI Technology
  • AVX2
  • FMA3
  • Virtualization
  • XFR (Extended Frequency Range)
  • The “Zen” Core Architecture

For more details, check out the official product page here.

Important notes for this review!

Previous reviews of the R7 were done with launch BIOS and the 16GB Crucial Ballistix Sport XT (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2666MHz memory kits. These were running at 2400MHz due to BIOS issues. They also used MSI X370 Titanium motherboard.

Today’s R5 testing will be using a much faster memory kit on the more affordable B350 chipset motherboards. They’re a more natural fit for these mid-range processors but may get a boost in performance due to faster memory speeds. Fast memory is vital for Ryzen to reach its full potential. We are looking into retesting our R7 series in an upcoming feature to reflect the updates to BIOS, games, memory compatibility, etc. shortly.


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