Aside from preparing a new video card lineup, AMD is also focused on sharing a new set of processors. The Ryzen 5000 series has arrived on the market starting with November 5th, and it’s one of the most interesting options you can find right now if you want a new processor. The series is bringing its first chips that have the Zen 3 architecture. It’s one of the biggest jumps that AMD has made for the desktop chips offering.
According to AMD, the new Ryzen 5900 XT is the best gaming CPU, so they are very bold when it comes to the overall performance. The new Ryzen 5000 chips start at $299 for the cheapest model, which is the 5600X.
What should you know about the Ryzen 5000 series?
The Ryzen 5000 maintains the 7 nm process like the Ryzen 3000 series which it replaces right now. However, they are bringing you a 19% increase when it comes to the instructions per cycle. AMD has also worked on a complete redesign for its chip layout. This is said to boost the efficiency, especially since you’re getting a much better boost speed.
How does this help customers? According to AMD, it seems that if you replace the Zen 2 CPU with a Zen 3 CPU, you will get a 26% increase in performance. The great thing is that the core counts and TDP are the same, so results are even more impressive thanks to that.
AMD is delivering 4 Ryzen 5000 CPUs, each one with its own set of features and benefits, as you will notice below.
|Model||Cores/ Threads||TDP (Watts)||Boost / Base Frequency (GHz)||Cache (MB)||Price|
|AMD Ryzen 5 5600X||6C/12T||65W||Up to 4.6 / 3.7 GHz||35||$299|
|AMD Ryzen 7 5800X||8C/16T||105W||Up to 4.7 / 3.8 GHz||36||$449|
|AMD Ryzen 9 5900X||12C/24T||105W||Up to 4.8 / 3.7 GHz||70||$549|
|AMD Ryzen 9 5950X||16C/32T||105W||Up to 4.9 / 3.4 GHz||72||$799|
What you will notice right away, aside from the great specs, is the fact that the new models have a $50 increase when compared to the original series. AMD’s main focus is to take a shot at Intel and its I9 10900k model which is said to be the fastest gaming processor. One thing to note here is that even if the AMD chips aren’t beating the clock speed, AMD does offer some other benefits. They deliver a higher thread and core count, not to mention better power efficiency. All these things add up and they really go to show the true quality that Ryzen 5000 is capable of at this time.
Ryzen 9 5900X has better gaming performance when compared to the Intel equivalent.
AMD goes forward to suggest that the Ryzen 9 5900X is better than the I9 10900K from Intel in most games. They shared benchmarks for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, DOTA 2 and League of Legends. Apparently Intel is still better in Battlefield V, but things might change quite a lot when it comes to that particular game.
Is the Ryzen 9 5900X and RX 6900 combination the ultimate gaming setup?
The new processors and video cards from AMD seem to provide top of the line performance unlike anything that you can see on the market at this time. It’s incredible to see just how much the company managed to grow in recent years, and the true focus on performance does make it stand out of the crowd. With that in mind, the new graphic and processing combo that AMD provides is set to deliver the most affordable high end gaming experience gamers can access at this time.
Sure, you need to spend around $1800 to get access to the latest processor and graphics card, but this is an unbeatable 4K gaming setup. It’s clear that AMD is serious about dethroning both NVIDIA and INTEL, and they are doing a very good job with their new Ryzen 5000 series and the RX 6000 graphic card series.
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