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AMD's Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs Arrive November 5

Boast 19% improvement to IPC

Poorna Shankar Updated: Posted:
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AMD just announced their latest Ryzen 5000 series of CPUs set to arrive on November 5. Here are the details.

According to AMD, they wanted to deliver on single-core performance, with the CPUs boasting 26% faster gaming performance on average at 1080p,

“When you challenged us to continue striving for single-core performance leadership on AMD Ryzen desktop processors, we listened. And we like to think the results speak for themselves.”

As for the specs, they are as follows ordered by reported performance:

 

Core/Thread

Boost Clock

Base Clock

Cache

TDP

Price

Ryzen 5950X

16C/32T

4.9GHz

3.4GHz

72MB

105W

$799

Ryzen 5900X

12C/24T

4.8GHz

3.7GHz

70MB

105W

$549

Ryzen 5800X

8C/16T

4.7GHz

3.8GHz

36MB

105W

$449

Ryzen 5600X

6C/12T

4.6GHz

3.7GHz

36MB

65W

$299

The changes this generation extend down to the architecture, with AMD boasting a shift to 8 CCXs (core complexes). In laymen’s terms, an eight core CPU will now use one complex. This has the knock-on benefit of reducing any latency between complexes.

AMD is also boasting a 19% boost to IPC (instructions per clock). This sort of single-clock performance just so happens to be one of the most important factors in CPU when it comes to gaming performance today. In fact, AMD seem to be leaning into this appeal to gamers with Lisa Su tweeting,

“Welcome to the world, @AMDRyzen 5000 Series, our first processors with the amazing new “Zen 3” architecture. So proud of the @AMD global engineering team.  We love gamers!  #GameOnAMD”

You can catch the presentation below:


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Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.