AMD announces Ryzen 5000 series (Zen3)

Published: 8th Oct 2020, 16:33 GMT   Comments

Today AMD introduced its Zen3-based Ryzen 5000 series. The new desktop processors will feature higher clocks and more perforamnce.

AMD announces its Ryzen 5000 series

AMD focused on showcasing Ryzen 9 5900X processor (which will cost 549 USD) in comparison to Ryzen 9 3900XT. The CPU is expected to be 26% faster in 1080p gaming (with high-quality preset). AMD also revealed that their 5900X CPU was also able to break the 600 point barrier in Cinebench R20 single-threaded benchmark.

AMD Zen3 features:

  • AMD Zen3 officially has a 19% IPC uplift  compared
  • Advanced Load/Store Performance and Flexibility
  • 2X Direct Access L3 Cache Per Core
  • Unified 8-core Complex (CCX)
  • Wider Issue in Float and Int Engines
  • “Zero Bubble” Branch Prediction

Additionally, AMD also revealed Ryzen 7 5800X (8-cores/16-threads, 4.7 GHz boost) at 449 USD, Ryzen 5 5600X (6-core/12-thread with 4.6 GHz boost) at 299 USD and it’s a 16-core model called Ryzen 9 5950X. The latter will retail at 799 USD. It is also the only CPU in the lineup to offer a 4.9 GHz boost clock.

AMD confirmed its Ryzen 5000 series will start shipping on November 5th.

AMD Ryzen 5000 Series

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

The 5950X features 16-cores and 32-threads. With a 4.9 GHz boost clock, this processor will offer 5 to 27% better performance in content creation workloads compared to Ryzen 9 3900XT and up to 29% better gaming performance. This processor will launch on November 5th at the price of 799 USD.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

AMD’s 12-core and 24-thread CPU called Ryzen 9 5900X will offer 5 to 50% better performance in 1080p gaming compared to 3900XT and -3% to 21% performance compared to Core i9-10900K.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

An 8-core Ryzen 7 5800X, which will retail at 449 USD offers up to 11% better performance than Core i7-10700K. The AMD CPU is 40 USD more expensive than Intel’s SKU.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

A mid-range 6-core and 12-thread CPU will be 13% to 19% faster than Intel Core  i5-10600K, according to official AMD slides. Both processors will have the same MSRP of 299 USD. The 5600X will also be available on November 5th.

AMD Ryzen Processors Specifications
VideoCardz.comCores / ThreadsBase ClockBoost ClockTDPLaunch Price
AMD Ryzen 5000 ‘Vermeer’
Ryzen 9 5950X
 
16C/32T
 
3.4 GHz
 
4.9 GHz
 
105W
 
799 USD
Ryzen 9 5900X
 
12C/24T
 
3.7 GHz
 
4.8 GHz
 
105W
 
549 USD
Ryzen 7 5800X
 
8C/16T
 
3.8 GHz
 
4.7 GHz
 
105W
 
449 USD
Ryzen 5 5600X
 
6C/12T
 
3.7 GHz
 
4.6 GHz
 
65W
 
299 USD
AMD Ryzen 3000 ‘Matisse’
Ryzen 9 3950X
 
16C/32T
 
3.5 GHz
 
4.7 GHz
 
105W
 
699 USD
Ryzen 9 3900XT
 
12C/24T
 
3.8 GHz
 
4.7 GHz
 
105W
 
499 USD
Ryzen 9 3900X
 
12C/24T
 
3.8 GHz
 
4.6 GHz
 
105W
 
499 USD
Ryzen 7 3800XT
 
8C/16T
 
3.9 GHz
 
4.7 GHz
 
105W
 
399 USD
Ryzen 7 3800X
 
8C/16T
 
3.9 GHz
 
4.5 GHz
 
105W
 
399 USD
Ryzen 7 3700X
 
8C/16T
 
3.6 GHz
 
4.4 GHz
 
65W
 
329 USD
Ryzen 5 3600XT
 
6C/12T
 
3.8 GHz
 
4.5 GHz
 
95W
 
249 USD
Ryzen 5 3600X
 
6C/12T
 
3.8 GHz
 
4.4 GHz
 
95W
 
249 USD
Ryzen 5 3600
 
6C/12T
 
3.6 GHz
 
4.2 GHz
 
65W
 
199 USD

 


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AMD Launches AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors: The Fastest Gaming CPUs in the World

AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series Desktop Processors built on new “Zen 3” core architecture deliver across-the board leadership performance for gamers and content creators 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) introduced the highly anticipated AMD Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processor lineup powered by the new “Zen 3” architecture. Offering up to 16 cores, 32 threads and 72 MB of cache in the top-of-the-line AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors dominate in heavily threaded workloads1 and power efficiency2, while the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X processor offers up to a 26% generational uplift in gaming performance3. With extensive improvements throughout the core including a unified 8-core complex with direct access to 32MB L3 cache, the new AMD “Zen 3” core architecture delivers a 19% generational increase in instructions per cycle (IPC)4, the largest since the introduction of “Zen” processors in 2017.

“Our commitment with each generation of our Ryzen processors has been to build the best PC processors in the world. The new AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors extend our leadership from IPC4, power efficiency2 to single-core5, multi-core performance1 and gaming6,” said Saeid Moshkelani, senior vice president and general manager, client business unit, AMD. “Today, we are extremely proud to deliver what our community and customers have come to expect from Ryzen processors – dominant multi-core1 and single-core performance5 and true gaming leadership6 – all within a broad ecosystem of motherboards and chipsets that are drop-in ready for AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors.”

AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors
Featuring a remarkable 19% IPC increase4 over the prior generation in PC workloads, the “Zen 3” architecture pushes gaming and content creation performance leadership6,1 to a new level. “Zen 3” architecture reduces latency from accelerated core and cache communication and doubles the directly accessible L3 cache per core while delivering up to 2.8X more performance-per-watt versus the competition2.

The top of the line 16 core AMD Ryzen 9 5950X offers:

  • The highest single-thread performance of any desktop gaming processor5
  • The most multi-core performance of any desktop gaming processor and any desktop processor in a mainstream CPU socket1

The 12 core AMD Ryzen 9 5900X offers the best gaming experience by:

  • Average of 7% faster in 1080p gaming across select game titles than the competition7
  • Average of 26% faster in 1080p gaming across select titles generationally8

AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processor Line-up and Availability

MODELCORES/
THREADS
TDP
(Watts)
BOOST9/BASE
FREQ. (GHz)
TOTAL
CACHE
COOLERSEP
(USD)
EXPECTED
AVAILABILITY
AMD Ryzen™ 9 5950X16C/32T105WUp to 4.9 / 3.472MBN/A$799November 5, 2020
AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900X12C/24T105WUp to 4.8 / 3.770MBN/A$549November 5, 2020
AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800X8C/16T105WUp to 4.7 / 3.836MBN/A$449November 5, 2020
AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600X6C/12T65WUp to 4.6 / 3.735MBWraith Stealth$299November 5, 2020

AMD 500 series motherboards are ready for AMD Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processors with a simple BIOS update. This broad ecosystem support and readiness includes over 100 AMD 500 series motherboards from all major motherboard manufacturers. AMD Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processors announced today are expected to be available for purchase globally on November 5, 2020.

AMD Ryzen Equipped to Win Game Bundle

The AMD Ryzen Equipped to Win game bundle program is back with the highly anticipated next chapter in the Far Cry® series, Far Cry® 6. Customers who purchase an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, or AMD Ryzen 7 5800X processor between November 5th, 2020 and December 31st, 2020 will receive a complimentary copy of Far Cry® 6 Standard Edition – PC digital when released10. Additionally, customers who purchase an AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT, or AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT processor between October 20th, 2020 and December 31st, 2020 will also receive a free copy of Far Cry® 6 Standard Edition – PC digital10.


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