AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs with Zen 3 architecture officially unveiled
AMD has officially unveiled its all-new Ryzen 5000 series of desktop processors. Based on the new Zen 3 architecture, AMD is claiming its new lineup has the “Fastest Gaming CPUs in the World.” The new series is headed by the Ryzen 9 5950X, offering up to 16-cores with 32-threads and 72MB of cache.
Now for those of you who like to see numbers, AMD has compared its new lineup with its previous Zen 2 architecture-based CPUs as well as the Intel Core i9-10900K. The 12-core 5900X processor offers up to a 26% generational uplift in gaming performance and a 19% generational increase in instructions per cycle (IPC). It is also said to be 7% faster than the competition in 1080p gaming and an average of 26% faster in 1080p gaming generationally. The company hasn’t shared performance numbers for the Ryzen 9 5950X but claims it offers the highest single-thread and multi-core performance of any desktop gaming processor.
When you challenged us to continue striving for single-core performance leadership on AMD Ryzen desktop processors, we listened. And we like to think the results speak for themselves. #GameOnAMD pic.twitter.com/vH4U6CjOfL
— AMD Ryzen (@AMDRyzen) October 8, 2020
It is interesting to note that AMD is yet again limiting the maximum boosted clock speeds to be under 5GHz. Intel, on the other hand, boosts up to 5.3GHz on its current generation Core-i9 10900K. This also means that the maximum power draw is less when compared to Intel, with the 5800X, 5900X, and the 5950X all rated at 105W TDP. As per the press release, these three CPUs will not come with a bundled heatsink fan. The Wraith Stealth cooler will only be available with the most affordable model, the Ryzen 5 5600X. The good thing, however, is that the existing AMD 500 series motherboards will support the new Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processors with a simple BIOS update. Just yesterday, we saw Intel officially confirming that it will be launching its 11th generation desktop processors by early 2021, which could give AMD’s new lineup some fierce competition.
|Product SKU||US Pricing|
|AMD Ryzen 5 5600X||$299|
|AMD Ryzen 7 5800X||$449|
|AMD Ryzen 9 5900X||$549|
|AMD Ryzen 9 5950X||$799|
All four Ryzen 5000 CPUs are expected to start shipping on November 5. Pricing begins at $299 going all the way up to $799 if you want your hands on the Ryzen 9 5950X. AMD has also announced the ‘Equipped to Win’ game bundle program. Customers purchasing either the Ryzen 9 5950X, Ryzen 9 5900X, or the Ryzen 7 5800X processor will get a free copy of Far Cry 6 (when it’s released) if a purchase is made before December 31, 2020. The program has also been extended to the previous-gen lineup if customers buy the Ryzen 9 3950X, Ryzen 9 3900XT, or Ryzen 7 3800XT processor between October 20th and December 31st, 2020.