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AMD Ryzen 5000 series smashes rival for performance on gaming and productivity

If you really want the best desktop processor for gaming or work productivity, AMD has an answer for you: The AMD Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processor lineup powered by the new “Zen 3” architecture. Their top-of-the-line AMD Ryzen 9 5950X offers up to 16 cores, 32 threads and 72 MB of cache which conquered any heavily threaded workloads while maintaining the power efficiency.

The AMD Ryzen 9 5900X processor offers up to a 26% generational uplift in gaming performance with its unified 8-core complex with direct access to 32MB L3 cache. The new AMD “Zen 3” core architecture delivers a 19% generational increase in instructions per cycle (IPC)[4], the largest since the introduction of “Zen” processors in 2017.

What is ‘Zen 3’?

Featuring a remarkable 19% IPC increase over the prior generation in PC workloads, the “Zen 3” architecture pushes gaming and content creation performance leadership6,1 to a new level. “Zen 3” architecture reduces latency from accelerated core and cache communication and doubles the directly accessible L3 cache per core while delivering up to 2.8X more performance-per-watt versus the competition.

The top of the line 16 core AMD Ryzen 9 5950X offers:

  • The highest single-thread performance of any desktop gaming processor5
  • The most multi-core performance of any desktop gaming processor and any desktop processor in a mainstream CPU socket

The 12 core AMD Ryzen 9 5900X offers the best gaming experience by: 

  • Average of 7% faster in 1080p gaming across select game titles than the competition
  • Average of 26% faster in 1080p gaming across select titles generationally

AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processor Line-up and Availability

MODELCORES/THREADSTDP(Watts)BOOST[9]/BASE FREQ. (GHz)TOTAL CACHECOOLERSEP (USD)EXPECTED AVAILABILITY
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X16C/32T105WUp to 4.9 / 3.472MBN/A$799November 5, 2020
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X12C/24T105WUp to 4.8 / 3.770MBN/A$549November 5, 2020
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X8C/16T105WUp to 4.7 / 3.836MBN/A$449November 5, 2020
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X6C/12T65WUp to 4.6 / 3.735MBWraith Stealth$299November 5, 2020

AMD 500 series motherboards are ready for AMD Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processors with a simple BIOS update. This broad ecosystem support and readiness includes over 100 AMD 500 series motherboards from all major motherboard manufacturers. AMD Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processors announced today are expected to be available for purchase globally on November 5, 2020.

AMD Ryzen Equipped to Win Game Bundle

The AMD Ryzen Equipped to Win game bundle program is back with the highly anticipated next chapter in the Far Cry series, Far Cry 6. Customers who purchase an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, or AMD Ryzen 7 5800X processor between November 5th, 2020 and December 31st, 2020 will receive a complimentary copy of Far Cry 6 Standard Edition – PC digital when released. Additionally, customers who purchase an AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT, or AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT processor between October 20th, 2020 and December 31st, 2020 will also receive a free copy of Far Cry® 6 Standard Edition – PC digital.

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