AMD Zen 3, Ryzen 5000 series announced

The new generation of AMD processors has been unveiled and, well, colour us excited!

There's going to be some price creep - and we'll wait for some 3rd party testing to take place before we really pass judgement - but the early numbers are looking pretty sweet.

Straight from the Press Release:

“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 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

MODEL

CORES/

THREADS

TDP

(Watts)

BOOST9/BASE FREQ. (GHz)

TOTAL CACHE

COOLER

EXPECTED AVAILABILITY

AMD Ryzen™ 9 5950X

16C/32T

105W

Up to 4.9 / 3.4

72MB

N/A

November 5, 2020

AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900X

12C/24T

105W

Up to 4.8 / 3.7

70MB

N/A

November 5, 2020

AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800X

8C/16T

105W

Up to 4.7 / 3.8

36MB

N/A

November 5, 2020

AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600X

6C/12T

65W

Up to 4.6 / 3.7

35MB

Wraith Stealth

November 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.

 

We hope to be able to get our hands on these very close to the release on November 5 and we'll update our socials and products when we have more information.  Here's hoping supply isn't like the nVidia 3000 series!

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