While AMD has worried about the computing power supply of next-gen consoles, be it PlayStation or the Xbox division , AMD has thankfully not lost sight of its main focus, which is why through its new event introduced a new family of processors to the world. We are talking about the Ryzen 5000, CPUs designed to compete in every respect with the Intel competition , which has recently given life to its latest Rocket Lake series , detailed in the following text . For those who follow this world, the figure “ 5000”Could be rather ambiguous, as after the Ryzen 3000 the company has decided to adapt to the numbers dedicated to its video cards to stay in line with the latter, thus skipping the 4000 series.
So what are we talking about specifically? Of 5 new processors , based on the new Zen 3 architecture , which this time are designed to give the maximum both in the field of multi-core – already the company’s workhorse – and of IPC (Istructions per Cycle). We therefore find products specifically aimed at the world of gaming as well as productivity, which therefore do not want to miss anything. Let’s see together the new gems of the Ryzen 5000 series in question, which will all make their debut on the day of November 5, 2020 .
- AMD Ryzen 9 5950X : 16 cores and 32 threads, first member of the family with base frequency starting from 3.4 GHz up to a maximum of 4.9 GHz, with 72MB of Cache and a TPD of 105W. The price is set at $ 799 (excluding tax)
- AMD Ryzen 9 9500X : 12 cores and 24 threads with a base frequency of 3.7 GHz to 4.8 Ghz, 70MB of Cache and a TDP of 105W. The price is $ 549 (excluding tax)
- AMD Ryzen 7 5800X : 8 cores and 16 threads, with a base frequency of 3.8 GHz to 3.8 GHz, 36MB of Cache and a TDP of 105W. The price is set at $ 449 (excluding tax)
- AMD Ryzen 5 5600X : 6 cores and 12 threads, 3.7 GHz to 4.6 GHz base frequency, 35MB cache, an integrated Wraith Stealth heatsink and a 65W TDP. The price is $ 299 (excluding tax)
The compatibility of the new processors is unfortunately relegated only to the B450 , B550 , X470 and X570 motherboards , and it will be enough to update the BIOS to fully support all the new models . However, for the 400 series the update is not yet ready and it seems it will be necessary to wait at least until January next year, it is also specified that it is a one-way ticket, and therefore it will not be possible to return to previous versions after having finalized the update.