Through a streamed announcement, AMD introduced a range of Ryzen 5000 series desktop processors based on the new Zen 3 architecture. Four SKUs have been launched, namely Ryzen 9 5950X, Ryzen 9 5900X, Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 5 5600X.
The AMD Ryzen 5000 series itself is the successor to the AMD Ryzen 3000 series for the desktop class. Because up to this article, AMD had just launched the Ryzen 4000 series for laptop products and the APU version of the Ryzen 4000 series.
The AMD Ryzen 5000 series has up to 16 cores, 32 threads and 72 MB cache in the highest class of the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X. This line of processors will also dominate in workloads with high threading and better energy efficiency, where the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X processor offers a 26% increase in gaming performance.
With major improvements for all cores, including an integrated 8-core complex with direct access to the 32MB L3 cache, the new Zen 3 core architecture offers a 19% increase in instructions per cycle (IPC), the largest since the introduction of the Zen processor in 2017.
“Our commitment with every generation of Ryzen processors is to create the best PC processors in the world. The new AMD Ryzen 5000 series desktop processors strengthen our leadership position in IPC, single-core energy efficiency and multi-core performance for gaming needs, “said Saeid Moshkelani, senior vice president and general manager of AMD’s client business unit .
The AMD Ryzen 5000 series desktop processors offer an incredible 19% increase in IPC over the previous generation of PC workloads. Zen 3 architecture sets new standards in game performance and content creation.
The Zen 3 architecture reduces latency through accelerated cores and cache communication, and doubles the L3 cache per core that can be accessed directly, while increasing performance per watt by 2.8 times compared to the competition.
The top variant AMD Ryzen 9 5950X with 16 cores offers the fastest single-thread performance of all desktop gaming processors of all time. The multi-core performance is considered the highest of all desktop game processors and of all desktop processors in the mainstream CPU socket.
Meanwhile, Ryzen 9 5900X with 12 cores offers the best gaming experience with an average of 7% faster in games with a resolution of 1080p in certain titles compared to competitors. In addition, the speed increase compared to the previous generation reached 26%.
The motherboard uses the AMD 500 series chipset with a simple BIOS update. This broad ecosystem of support and readiness includes more than 100 AMD 500 series motherboards from all major motherboard manufacturers. The announced desktop processors of the AMD Ryzen 5000 series should be available worldwide from November 5, 2020.