THE VERDICTS ARE IN
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X | 4.5 stars | Amazing efficiency, A brand new single-core champion, Same energy consumption | Price went up, No included cooler
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X| 5 stars | Excellent single-core efficiency, Strong for gaming, Low energy, Major IPC enchancment | Price leap from Ryzen 3000, Dongle just a little annoying, No included cooler
AMD Ryzen 5000 is formally right here, hitting the streets on November 5, 2020. A giant focus for this newly-launched lineup of processors is on gaming, and for good cause – AMD has lastly dethroned Intel in relation to uncooked gaming efficiency. However, as a result of it is 2020 and every thing is promoting out, we have put collectively some guides that will help you discover inventory – if there’s any.
The new CPU lineup is led by the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, a high-end chip filled with 16 cores and 32 threads, with a whopping 4.9GHz increase clock. That’s a reasonably huge generational leap over the Ryzen 9 3950X already, earlier than you think about the increase to IPC (directions per clock) efficiency, because of the huge Zen 3 redesign.
Now that every one the processors have hit the streets and we’re within the means of operating all of them via our lab, we will share every thing you might want to know if you wish to improve to AMD’s new hotness.
Cut to the chase
- What is it? AMD’s new desktop processors
- When is it out? November 5, 2020
- What will it price? Starting at $299 (round £230, AU$420)
AMD Ryzen 5000 release date
AMD Ryzen 5000 collection processors hit the streets on November 5, 2020, heralded by the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 9 5900X. However, we have seen some availability points, and it could possibly be some time earlier than you may get your palms on them.
It might additionally imply we get some nice Black Friday offers for the older AMD processors as nicely. That offers bonanza is on the finish of November.
AMD Ryzen 5000 worth
Here are the costs of the AMD Ryzen 5000 collection of processors:
- AMD Ryzen 9 5950X: $799 (round £620, AU$1,100)
- AMD Ryzen 9 5900X: $549 (round £420, AU$760)
- AMD Ryzen 7 5800X: $449 (round £350, AU$630)
- AMD Ryzen 5 5600X: $299 (round £230, AU$420)
These are barely greater costs than AMD Ryzen third Generation chips, which additionally noticed greater costs than Ryzen 2000. Here are the costs AMD Ryzen 3000 chips launched at for comparability:
- AMD Ryzen 9 3950X: $749 (about £590, AU$1,080)
- AMD Ryzen 9 3900X: $499 (about £390, AU$720)
- AMD Ryzen 7 3800X: $399 (about £310, AU$580)
- AMD Ryzen 7 3700X: $329 (about £260, AU$480)
- AMD Ryzen 5 3600X: $249 (about £200, AU$360)
- AMD Ryzen 5 3600: $199 (about £160, AU$290)
- AMD Ryzen 5 3400G: $149 (£139, AU$240)
- AMD Ryzen 3 3300G: $99 (£94, AU$144)
AMD Ryzen 5000 specs and efficiency
Zen 3 marks one of many greatest structure redesigns we have seen in a single technology. These new AMD Ryzen 5000 processors are nonetheless based mostly on the identical 7nm manufacturing course of because the Ryzen 3000 chips that hit the market in 2019.
The important focus of this redesign was to spice up IPC efficiency as a way to attain single-core efficiency that would lastly topple Intel. While a great portion of this was via extremely difficult work decreasing prediction latency and implementing quicker code fetching, an enormous a part of it’s the method AMD redesigned the die itself.
You see in AMD Zen 2 processors, every Compute Die (CCD) had two Core Complexes (CCX), which every had 4 cores and 16MB of L3 cache. This means in single-core workloads, the core would solely have direct entry to 16MB of cache, and must attain outdoors of the CCX if extra was wanted. With Zen 3, nonetheless, every CCX now has 8 cores and 32MB of L3 cache, so the quantity of cache that every particular person core has direct entry to has doubled. This cuts latency down dramatically and boosts single-core efficiency greater than we have ever seen.
For occasion, in our testing, the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X is round 15-20% quicker than the Ryzen 9 3900X in single-core benchmarks, and manages to fully obliterate the Intel Core i9-10900K just about throughout the board.
This clearly additionally ends in quicker gaming efficiency, too, as the perfect PC video games are nonetheless closely depending on clock velocity and single-core efficiency. In our testing, each the Ryzen 9 5900X and Ryzen 7 5800X have been about 7-9% quicker than the Core i9 10900K within the video games we examined. We have not seen this a lot of a leap in gaming efficiency for processor shortly, and it imply that AMD now makes the perfect processor for gaming.
We’re nonetheless engaged on the opinions for the Ryzen 5 5600X and Ryzen 9 5950X and we’ll replace this text as quickly as we’re completed testing these. We’ve additionally included our Ryzen 5000 benchmarks and specs beneath in your reference.
- AMD Ryzen 9 5950X: 16-core, 32 thread, 4.9GHz increase, 72 MB L2+L3 cache, 105W TDP
- AMD Ryzen 9 5900X: 12-core, 24 thread, 4.8GHz increase, 70MB L2+L3 cache, 105W TDP
- AMD Ryzen 7 5800X: 8-core, 16 thread, 4.7GHz increase, 36MB cache, 105W TDP
- AMD Ryzen 5 5600X: 6-core, 12-thread, 4.6GHz increase, 35MB cache, 65W TDP