AMD has recently announced the highly anticipated AMD Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processor lineup which are powered by the new “Zen 3” architecture. The Ryzen 5000 series features the top-of-the-line Ryzen 9 5950X which has 16 cores, 32 threads and 72 MB of cache. Meanwhile, the Ryzen 9 5900X is the highest end of the three main models, and it offers up to a 26% faster gaming on average as compared to previous-gen CPUs.
In fact, the new AMD “Zen 3” core architecture delivers a 19% generational increase in instructions per cycle (IPC), the largest since the introduction of “Zen” processors in 2017.
Of the CPUs in the lineup, the Ryzen 9 5950X is no doubt the processor of choice for gamers/content creators who want the best possible performance. After all, the 5950X offers the highest single-thread performance of any desktop gaming processor. Plus, the 5950X has the most multi-core performance of any desktop gaming processor and any desktop processor in a mainstream CPU socket.
The Ryzen 9 5900X is no slouch either, with the said processor being 7% faster in 1080p gaming across select game titles on average compared to the competition.
Here are the prices, specs, and release dates for the Ryzen 5000 series processors:
|BOOST/BASE FREQ. (GHz)||TOTAL CACHE||COOLER||SEP (USD)||EXPECTED AVAILABILITY|
|AMD Ryzen 9 5950X||16C/32T||105W||Up to 4.9 / 3.4||72MB||N/A||$799||November 5, 2020|
|AMD Ryzen 9 5900X||12C/24T||105W||Up to 4.8 / 3.7||70MB||N/A||$549||November 5, 2020|
|AMD Ryzen 7 5800X||8C/16T||105W||Up to 4.7 / 3.8||36MB||N/A||$449||November 5, 2020|
|AMD Ryzen 5 5600X||6C/12T||65W||Up to 4.6 / 3.7||35MB||Wraith Stealth||$299||November 5, 2020|
For more info on the new AMD CPU lineup, visit the official Ryzen website.