AMD announces its new line of Ryzen 5000 series processors, successors to the wildly popular 3000 series, with their new and improved Zen 3 architecture. Subsequent to the Zen 2 architecture, Zen 3 is said to be the biggest advancement made by AMD with their desktop chips.
These processors are using the same 7nm node by AMD. But this time, they have managed to increase the instructions per cycle by 19% along with a redesigned chip layout and higher boost speeds.
AMD has jumped to Ryzen 5000 branding to avoid confusion with the current Ryzen 4000 Series processors released for pre-built systems and 4000 Series mobile processors.
Mainstream 5000 Series Processors
The spec sheet for the three most anticipated processors of the 5000 Series, the 5900x, 5800x and 5600x:
|Model||Cores/ Threads||TDP (Watts)||Boost / Base Frequency (GHz)||Cache (MB)||Price|
|AMD Ryzen 9 5900X||12C/24T||105W||Up to 4.8 / 3.7 GHz||70||$549|
|AMD Ryzen 7 5800X||8C/16T||105W||Up to 4.7 / 3.8 GHz||36||$449|
|AMD Ryzen 5 5600X||6C/12T||65W||Up to 4.6 / 3.7 GHz||35||$299|
AMD has managed to reach higher boost clocks than the previous gen processors while sustaining the same TDP. And while it may not beat Intel’s processors when it comes to shear speed(i.e: 10900k with its 5.3GHz single core boost), it comes with the advantage of better power efficiency and more cores and threads.
These chips are going to cost $50 more than their predecessors – 3600x@249, 3800x@399 and 3900x@499. But seeing the performance from these processors, we can see that AMD will still be delivering a great price-to-performance ratio as we have seen before.
AMD has shown benchmarks for a wide range of titles with the 5900x, where we can see that it manages to beat the 10900k in head-to-head performance(including titles like DOTA 2, PUBG, CS:GO, SOTTR etc.)
New Top-of-the-line Processor
AMD has also announced their new top-of-the-line Ryzen 9 5950x processor, boasting 16 cores and 32 threads, Up to 4.9GHz Boost Clock with a 3.4GHz Base Clock, 72MB of l2+l3 cache. All while retaining a 105W TDP. AMD has claimed it to be the ‘world’s best gaming CPU’.
Though AMD has done quite well with their new line of processors, we can expect heavy competition from Intel with their 11th Generation Rocket Lake processors, for which, we will surely be waiting eagerly.