AMD announces Ryzen 5000 series, the fastest gaming CPUs in the world

AMD Ryzen 5000 Zen 3 processors

As expected, AMD today announced the much-awaited AMD Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processors powered by the new “Zen 3” architecture. The flagship AMD Ryzen 9 5950X will come with 16 cores, 32 threads and 72 MB of cache. The AMD Ryzen 9 5950X offers the highest single-thread performance of any desktop gaming processor and it delivers the most multi-core performance of any desktop gaming processor and any desktop processor in a mainstream CPU socket.

The AMD Ryzen 9 5900X processor will offer up to a 26% better gaming performance when compared to the previous generation. The new AMD “Zen 3” core architecture delivers a 19% increase in instructions per cycle (IPC), the largest jump since the introduction of “Zen” processors.

You can check out the complete AMD Ryzen 5000 series lineup below.

MODEL CORES/

THREADS

TDP

(Watts)

BOOST9/BASE FREQ. (GHz) TOTAL CACHE COOLER SEP (USD) EXPECTED AVAILABILITY
AMD Ryzen™ 9 5950X 16C/32T 105W Up to 4.9 / 3.4 72MB N/A $799 November 5, 2020
AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900X 12C/24T 105W Up to 4.8 / 3.7 70MB N/A $549 November 5, 2020
AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800X 8C/16T 105W Up to 4.7 / 3.8 36MB N/A $449 November 5, 2020
AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600X 6C/12T 65W Up to 4.6 / 3.7 35MB Wraith Stealth $299 November 5, 2020

The above new AMD Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processors will be available for purchase globally on November 5, 2020.

Source: AMD

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