AMD reveals it’s new Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 Processors
by Rustam Iqbal
AMD just announced its new lineup of Ryzen 5000 series processors for laptops, which are also the first chips in the company set to feature its next-gen Zen 3 architecture and signify AMD's most massive jump's desktop processors yet.
AMD is also setting expectations, promising that the new Ryzen 5900X is nothing short of"the world's greatest gaming CPU." The chips will be available starting at $299 for its entry-level Ryzen 5 5600X model on November 5th.
Like last year's Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 desktop chips these new models replace, the new 5000 series processors are still utilizing AMD's 7nm procedure but offer a 19 percent increase in instructions per cycle, along with a complete redesign of the chip layout and a more incredible max boost speed. (The newest chipsets are leaping directly to Ryzen 5000 series branding to prevent any confusion of this new Zen 3 chips with the Zen 2-based Ryzen 4000 desktop chips that AMD released over the summer for prebuilt systems.)
Altogether, AMD says that merely replacing a Zen two CPU using a comparable Zen 3 model, the newest chips are compatible with older motherboards following a firmware upgrade, will average 26 percent improvement for clients, all while maintaining TDP and heart count the same.
AMD is starting with four brand new Zen 3 CPUs. There is a top-of-the-line Ryzen 9 5950X version with 16 cores, 32 threads, along with a max boost speed of 4.9GHz for $799; the $549 Ryzen 9 5900X, together with 12 cores, 32 threads, plus a maximum increase speed of 4.8GHz; the $449 Ryzen 7 5800X, together with eight cores, 16 threads, along with a full boost speed of 4.7GHz; and the $299 Ryzen 5 5600X, with six cores, 12 threads, plus a max hike rate of 4.6GHz.
AMD Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 Processors:
|Model||Cores/ Threads||TDP (Watts)||Boost / Base Frequency (GHz)||Cache (MB)||Price|
|AMD Ryzen 9 5950X||16C/32T||105W||Up to 4.9 / 3.4 GHz||72||$799|
|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|
Notably, every one of those processors have gotten a $50 cost increase compared to the comparable Zen 2 CPUs' first prices from 2019.
AMD is taking a direct shot at Intel with the newest lineup, especially the organization's Core i9-10900K model, which Intel has previously boasted is "the world's fastest gaming processor." While AMD's chips don't beat Intel 10th Gen processors on sheer clock speed, Intel's top chip maxes out at a boosted 5.3GHz, while the Ryzen 5950X (AMD's fastest new processor ) tops out at 4.9GHz. AMD does provide different benefits, like improved energy efficiency along with a higher heart and thread count.
The business also points to benchmarks, claiming that the Ryzen 9 5900X manages to beat Intel's i9-10900K in head-to-head operation for a wide range of titles, such as *League of Legends, Dota 2, Shadow of the Tomb Raider*, and much more. (Intel's chip still won out to Battlefield V, and we'll have to wait and watch how third-party benchmarks rank things before making any real conclusions here).
Of course, a new CPU requires a new GPU to go with it, and AMD also took the time to start teasing its forthcoming Radeon RX 6000"Large Navi" graphics cards built on its own next-gen RDNA 2 architecture that AMD will declare the corporation on October 28th. The new cards should be AMD's answer for Nvidia's RTX 3000 GPUs, and the company is asserting that it, too, will push high-level 4K gambling, teasing over 60fps benchmarks for Borderlands 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and Gears 5 at ultra settings.
AMD will not have too long to rest on its laurels, though: Intel is currently gearing up for its response, already teasing its 11th Gen Rocket Lake CPUs for ancient 2021.