AmD, the chipmaker, on Thursday released a new Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 series processor, which starts at $299 and will go on sale on November 5. It is reported that the Ryzen 5000 series processors for desktops are also AMD’s first chips based on the next generation Zen 3 architecture, representing the highest level of AMD desktop chips to date.
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AMD calls the Ryzen 5900X “the best game CPU in the world.” The Ryzen 5000 Series processors will go on sale on November 5, with entry-level Ryzen 5 5600X processors starting at $299.
The boxed Ryzen 5000 desktop processor comes with an original heatseader.
Like last year’s Ryzen 3000 series desktop processors based on the Zen 2 architecture, the Ryzen 5000 series processors still use AMD’s 7nm process process, but the amount of instruction per clock cycle has increased by 19%, while AMD has completely redesigned the chip layout and increased the maximum acceleration clock frequency.
AMD says the next generation of processors based on the Zen 3 architecture will improve desktop processing performance by 26% with the same thermal design power consumption (TDP) and core count as older processors based on the Zen 2 architecture.
Among the upcoming Ryzen 5000 processors, the top-of-the-line Ryzen 9 5950X processor is 16-core CPU, 32 threads, with a maximum acceleration clock frequency of 4.9GHz for $799 and a price of 549 The $449 Ryzen 9 5900X has a 12-core CPU, 32 threads, a maximum acceleration clock frequency of 4.8GHz, and the $449 Ryzen 7 5800X has an 8-core CPU, 16 threads, The maximum acceleration clock frequency is 4.7GHz, and the entry-level Ryzen 5 5600X costs $299 for a 6-core CPU, 12 threads, and a maximum acceleration clock frequency of 4.6GHz.
Notably, each Ryzen 5000 series processor is up $50 compared to its Zen 2-based chips in 2019.
AMD is challenging Intel directly with a new product line that has previously declared the Core i9-10900K processor “the fastest gaming processor in the world.”
While the AMD processor is less than Intel’s 5.3 GHz for the maximum acceleration clock frequency, the top-of-the-line Ryzen 9 5950X processor is in other ways superior to Intel processors, such as its power efficiency, core, and CPU threads.
In addition, AMD says the Ryzen 95900x processor beat Intel’s i9-10900K processor in a series of games including League of Heroes, Dota2, Tomb Raider and more.
In addition to releasing the Ryzen 5000 Series processor, AMD is also prehearding the upcoming Radioon RX 6000 “Big Navi” graphics card, which is based on the next generation of RDNA 2 architectures and will be released on October 28.
Presumably, the new graphics card should be AMD’s response to the RTX 3000 graphics card released by Nweida. AMD is committed to driving high-quality 4K games with the Radeon RX 6000 graphics card.
However, Intel is ready to release the 11th generation Rocket Lake processor in early 2021.