AMD has officially unveiled its next generation of desktop processors. The company announced the Zen 3 powered Ryzen 5000 series CPUs. The chipmaker has announced four new models in 5000 series of gaming CPUs. These chips are based on TSMC 7nm manufacturing.

The four different models are namely Ryzen 9 5950X, Ryzen 9 5900X, Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 5 5600X. All these chips are powered by improved Zen 3 architecture. They are much over Zen 2 and offer higher clock speed, a different core cluster configuration and significantly higher IPC (Instruction Per Clock).

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Ryzen 5000 Series CPU Specs

Ryzen 9 5950X

Among all, the new series is headlined by the Ryzen 9 5950X offering 16-corea and 32 threads and 72M. This chip has a base clock speed of 3.4GHz and boasts up to 4.6GHz. According to AMD it has the highest single and multi-threaded performance of any mainstream gaming CPU but hasn’t shared any performance number.

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Ryzen 9 5900X

The next member in the lineup, Ryzen 9 5900X comes with 12 cores and 24 threads. It can be boasted up to 4.8GHz whereas offers 3.7GHz base clock speed. The 12-core processor offers p to 26% generational uplift in gaming performance and a 19% generational increase in IPC. It comes with 70MB of cache and a TDP of 105W.

Ryzen 7 5800X

Moving on, the Ryzen 7 5800X offers 8 cores and 16 threads. Looking at its clock speed, it comes with 3.8GHz as base clock and 4.7GHz as boasted clock. It is a single chiplet design, with all eight cores and the full 32MB cache on the single CCX. The 5800X also has a 105W TDP.

Ryzen 5 5600X

Climbing down the ladder, there’s a Ryzen 5 5600X. It has 6 cores and 12 threads. And has a base clock of 3.7GHz and goes up to 4.6GHz. It also has 32MB of L3 cache on its single chiplet but TDP is downgraded to 65W compared to its counterpart.

The Ryzen 5 5600X is the only CPU to be bundled with a cooler. Other chips don’t come with a cooler and AMD says they’re “optimized for enthusiasts”. It is probably true that most bundled coolers are left by the wayside in favor of liquid coolers AIO loops.

All these chips have the same TDP and similar board power draw as previous generation chips. However, the company has managed to increase the performance without increasing the power consumption. Therefore, with less power consumption you are getting efficient system.

CPURyzen 9 5950XRyzen 9 5900XRyzen 7 5800XRyzen 5 5600X
Base clock (GHz)
Boost clock (GHz)
L2 + L3 Cache72MB70MB36MB35MB
Process nodeTSMC 7nmTSMC 7nmTSMC 7nmTSMC 7nm

Ryzen 5000 Series CPU Price and Availability

The top tier Ryzen 9 5950X comes with a price tag of $799, the 5900X will cost you $549, the 5800X cost $449 and finally the 5600X cost $299. All four Ryzen 5000 CPUs are expected to start shipping on 5th November. You have noticed that prices have been raised by $50 compared to Zen 2 architecture. However, constating to multi-core CPU standard these chips are good value for money. Thanks to chiplet architecture with Zen 2 and later carried over to the Zen 3 architecture.

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Ryzen 5000 Series CPU Compatibility

The 5000 series will be compatible with all motherboards running B550 and X750 chipsets. Similarly, the B450 motherboards will get a beta BIOS update next year I January allowing old user to upgrade to these new CPUs.

AMD Radeon RX 6000-series GPU (Big Navi)

Along with the new CPUs which could well steal the gaming performance crown from Intel, AMD unveiled the benchmark of one of the cards. The card was monikered as Big Navi. All the card from the series will be revealed later the October 28.

With a test machine running the 12-core Ryzen 9 5900X alongside the RX 6000-series GPU, presumably the top-spec version, we saw demo of a game in badass quality. On this platform Botherlands 3 run at just over 60fps at 4K quality, Modern Warfare ran at Ultra Quality settings and at 4K. Further, CoD is running at almost 90 fps and Gears 5 is over 70 fps.

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