Launch of the Ryzen 5000 series Zen 3

AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su has announced the next-generation mainstream Ryzen processor. The Ryzen 5000 series, which will include four new processors supporting up to 16 cores. AMD will be using there latest Zen 3 microarchitecture. The new Zen 3 is promising to see a 19% Raw increase in performance per clock. Ryzen 5000 Series will all be available on November 5th, 2020.

The 5000 series will still be using AMD’s 7nm process but it will be offering a 19% increase to clock cycles. This is due to the redesign of the chip layout and the high max boost speeds. The series naming took a jump to avoid any confusion with branding. Ryzen 4000 series APU were released for prebuilt systems only. The 4000 series is still using the Zen 2 and not the current Zen 3.

Zen 3 microarchitecture

The new Zen 3 Architecture is a complete redesign from the previous generation. They are now using a new 8-Core structure for each chipset. This allows all eight cores to have access to the 32 MB of L3 cache inside a chiplet. Reducing the latency of each core. 

AMD highlights the performance per watt extensively throughout the launch. Claiming Zen 3 will offer 24 percent faster compared to Zen 2, and it’ll be 2.4x faster than Zen 1. The Zen 3 architecture is improving IPC giving it an advantage by finding a sweet spot for the frequency/voltage curve. Allowing them not to totally rely on clock speeds along to improve performance.

AMD VS Intel

AMD is bringing it to Intel by claiming ” The Worlds Best Gaming CPU” Which is what Intel claimed for their Core i9 10900K model. While the Ryzen doesn’t beat Intel on Top clock speeds. They do offer other advantages such as improved power efficiency / higher core and thread count. Beating intel in several games at 1920 x 1080 Resolution. As you can see from the above image. They had as much as a 21% increase and an average of 5% across all games. only losing out to Battlefield 5 by -3%.

AMD Claim that it is the first desktop CPU that got above a 600 point score in the Cinebench R20 1T benchmark. Coming in with a score of 631. Intel on the other hand received 544 points for there 10900K which was running at high clocks speeds. This gives the AMD a clear win in outperformance to Intel. We won’t know for sure until we get some 3rd party testing done. As of right now we will just have to do AMD word for it.

Interestingly AMD seems to be betting Intel on performance but with Zen 3 there are price increases. Have the table turned and now Intel is going to be the value brand and AMD the leaders in cutting-edge technology and performance.

AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Prices

With the new Ryzen AMD’s Ryzen 5000 processors we are not only seeing a performance increase but it comes with a price increase. There is a $50 increase from the previous generation.

The 5000 Vs 3000 series pricing is as follows:

  • AMD Ryzen 9 5950X: $799
  • AMD Ryzen 9 5900X: $549
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800X: $449
  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600X: $299
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3950X: $749
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X: $499
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3800X: $399
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X: $329
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600X: $249
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600: $199
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3400G: $149
  • AMD Ryzen 3 3300G: $99

Remember we did see higher prices when the Ryzen 3,000 came out compared to the 2,000.

Ryzen 5000 Series Zen 3 Processors

All four processors will support DDR4-3200 and will probably be the last generation to do so since DDR5 is to be expected sometime in 2021. 3 of the process will be 105 W TDP/s and a turbo power of 142 W. This is the same as the previous generation. The 5000 Series will not include any bundle coolers for the 105 W TDP’s. AMD claims that consumers who are interested in higher power generally want aftermarket coolers to get the most performance out of the CPUs. The 65 W processors will include a stock cooler.

Zen 3 will continue to use the AM4 Socket, being backward compatible with most motherboards. But will only support motherboards from X470, B450 on onwards plus the X570 and B550 boards. The motherboards company will have to provide a BIOS update to make it work. So if you are upgrading make sure your motherboard supports it and that you get the update installed.

All Models will be available for purchase on November 5th 2021

ModelCores/ ThreadsTDP (Watts)Boost / Base Frequency (GHz)Cache (MB)Price
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X16C/32T105WUp to 4.9 / 3.4 GHz72$799
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X12C/24T105WUp to 4.8 / 3.7 GHz70$549
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X8C/16T105WUp to 4.7 / 3.8 GHz36$449
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X6C/12T65WUp to 4.6 / 3.7 GHz35$299

Ryzen 9 5950X

The king of the castle the Ryzen 9 5950X will host 16 Cores / 32 threads. The base frequency is 3.4 GHz and a Max Boost of 4.9 GHz. Two chipsets will have a full 64 MB L3 cache and a 105 W rated TDP. The MSRP is set at $799 increase in the price of $50 from the previous generation.

Unlike previous generations the Ryzen 9 and 7 will no include a cooler.

Ryzen 9 5900X

AMD’s second their processor is the Ryzen 9 5900X. which offers 12 cores / 24 threads. The base frequency is 3.7 GHz and Turbo of 4.8 GHz. using two six-core chiplets and having a full 64 MB of L3 cache and 105 W TDP. AMD has dubbed this processor the ‘World’s Best Gaming CPU’. Due to the extended L3 cache per chipset that lowers the latency allowing for more data to be stored. The 5900X comes once again with a USD 50 price increase to $549 MSRP compared to the $499 of the previous generation.

Ryzen 7 5800X

The Ryzen 7 5800X comes in at number 3 on the list. the 5800X is expected to replace the Ryzen 7 3700X. The 5800X offers 8 Cores / 16 threads, with a base frequency of 3.8 GHz and a max boost of 4.7 GHz. There is a single chipset with a 32MB L3 cache and 105 W TDP. Since we are starting a trend once again there will be a USD 50 price increase. the MSRP for the 5800X is $449 compared to the previous generation USD 399.

Ryzen 5 5600X

Last but not least Ryzen 5 5600X is the base model in the new series. Offering 6 Cores / 12 Threads with a base frequency of 3.7 GHz and Turbo of 4.6 GHz. It uses a single chiplet and the only processor (at launch) with a 65 W TDP. The Ryzen 5 5600X is the only processor that is going to launch with a Wraith Stealth cooler. The Ryzen 7 and 9 will have no

AMD Live Event

While this event was all about the release of the Ryzen 5000 Series we did get some information about the much anticipated Big Navi. Unfortunately, we didn’t get a lot. The Big Navi will have its own event on October 28th. Until then here are some screens from the event itself.

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