AMD announces new Ryzen 5000 series processors
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AMD announced a new line of Ryzen 5000 series desktop processors. These processors will be the first to include the Zen 3 architecture.

The new line includes the Ryzen 5900X. According to AMD, it’s “the world’s best gaming CPU.” The new 5000 series processors retain AMD’s 7nm process found in last year’s models. However, they offer a 19 percent increase in instructions per cycle. Additionally, the chip layout has been redesigned and the max speed has been increased.

Four new AMD Ryzen Zen 3 CPUs

The four new Zen 3 CPUs AMD announced are the Ryzen 9 5950X, Ryzen 9 5900X, Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 5 5600X. Here’s a breakdown of what they all offer spec-wise:

  • Ryzen 9 5950X: 16 cores, 32 threads, and a max boost speed of 4.9GHz
  • Ryzen 9 5900X: 12 cores, 32 threads, and a max boost speed of 4.8GHz
  • Ryzen 7 5800X: 8 cores, 16 threads, and a max boost speed of 4.7GHz
  • Ryzen 5 5600X: 6 cores, 12 threads, and a max boost speed of 4.6GHz.

The Ryzen 9 5950X is the highest single-thread performance of any desktop gaming processor, according to AMD. Also, the company said it’s “the most multi-core performance of any desktop gaming processor and any desktop processor in a mainstream CPU socket.”

AMD Ryzen graph
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As for the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD said it’s 7% faster in 1080p gaming compared to competitors and is 26% faster in 1080p gaming across a number of titles generationally.

Pricing and availability

The Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 9 5900X are priced at $799 and $549 respectively. As for the Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 5 5600X, they are priced at $449 and $299 respectively.

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