August 5, 2021

AMD launches new desktop chips on Zen 3 architecture – News

AMD has introduced its Ryzen 5000 desktop chips based on its Zen 3 architecture. There are currently four versions that will be available for purchase at the beginning of November.

In the top segment, AMD comes with the Ryzen 9 5950X, a 16 core (32 threads) CPU with a boost clock speed of 4.9 GHz (3.4 GHz base speed) and 72 megabytes of cache. You pay $799 for this.

Just below that sits the Ryzen 9 5900X, a 12 core (24 threads) CPU with a boost clock of 4.8 GHz (3.7 GHz base rate) and 70 megabytes of cache. This one costs $549.

The Ryzen 7 5800X gets 8 cores (16 threads) with a boost clock speed of 4.7 GHz (3.8 Ghz base speed) and 36 megabytes of cache. It will be on sale for $449.

A lot cheaper is the Ryzen 5 5600X. A 6 core (12 threads) CPU with 4.6 GHz boost clock speed (3.7 GHz base rate) and 35 megabyte cache. At $299 significantly cheaper than the rest. This one is also the only one that comes standard with a cooler.

All four processors will be available worldwide starting November 5. Belgian prices are not yet known. The power consumption (TDP) of the first three chips is 105 Watt. For the 5600X, that’s 65W. All AMD 500 series motherboards will also receive a BIOS update to be compatible with the Zen 3 chips.

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During her presentation, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su repeatedly emphasizes the fact that the Ryzen 5000 series is fully committed to gaming performance. The Zen 3 architecture itself promises a 19 percent improvement in instructions per cycle (IPC) performance. For example, the Ryzen 9 5900X would perform up to 26 percent better than the previous Ryzen generation and we get to see statistics from various game benchmarks. Although they mainly refer to the two fastest models.

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Independent benchmarks have yet to show how big the differences are, and especially how the Zen 3 series stacks up against competitor Intel. Like Zen 2, Zen 3 is based on a 7 nanometer production process. Intel is currently still at 10 nanometers. However, in practice, performance differences may vary depending on the game or application being used. Su also mentioned during the presentation that the next generation, Zen 4, is planned for 2022 and will be produced at 5 nanometers.

It’s an exciting fall for gamers and hardware nerds. Nvidia introduced its RTX 3000 video cards in September. Sony and Microsoft will release the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S and X in November, both with AMD chips. In addition to its desktop chips, AMD will also present its new graphics cards, the Radeon RX 6000 series, at the end of this month. Soon all cards will be on the table for those who want to buy or build a new game machine.

In the top segment, AMD comes with the Ryzen 9 5950X, a 16 core (32 threads) CPU with a boost clock speed of 4.9 GHz (3.4 GHz base speed) and 72 megabytes of cache. For this you pay $ 799. Just below that is the Ryzen 9 5900X, a 12 core (24 threads) CPU with a boost clock speed of 4.8 GHz (3.7 GHz base speed) and 70 megabytes of cache. It costs $549. The Ryzen 7 5800X comes with 8 cores (16 threads) with a boost clock of 4.7GHz (3.8GHz base rate) and 36 megabytes of cache. It will be on sale for $449. A lot cheaper is the Ryzen 5 5600X. A 6 core (12 threads) CPU with 4.6 GHz boost clock speed (3.7 GHz base rate) and 35 megabyte cache. At $299 significantly cheaper than the rest. It is also the only one that comes standard with a cooler. All four processors will be available worldwide from November 5. Belgian prices are not yet known. The power consumption (TDP) of the first three chips is 105 Watt. For the 5600X, that’s 65W. All AMD 500 series motherboards will also receive a BIOS update to be compatible with the Zen 3 chips. During her presentation, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su repeatedly emphasizes the fact that the Ryzen 5000 series is fully committed to gaming performance. The Zen 3 architecture itself promises a 19 percent improvement in instructions per cycle (IPC) performance. For example, the Ryzen 9 5900X would perform up to 26 percent better than the previous Ryzen generation and we get to see statistics from various game benchmarks. Although they mainly refer to the two fastest models. Independent benchmarks have yet to show how big the differences are, and especially how the Zen 3 series does compared to competitor Intel. Like Zen 2, Zen 3 is based on a 7 nanometer production process. Intel is currently still at 10 nanometers. However, in practice, performance differences may vary depending on the game or application being used. Su also mentioned during the presentation that the next generation, Zen 4, is planned for 2022 and will be produced at 5 nanometers. It is an exciting autumn for gamers and hardware nerds. Nvidia introduced its RTX 3000 video cards in September. Sony and Microsoft will release the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S and X in November, both with AMD chips. In addition to its desktop chips, AMD will also present its new graphics cards, the Radeon RX 6000 series, at the end of this month. Soon all cards will be on the table for those who want to buy or build a new game machine.

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