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AMD officially unveils Ryzen 5000 series desktop CPUs with Zen 3 architecture


Desktop PCs were thought to have outlived their relevance but in recent times,a number of products have come to dismantle such opinions. One of such products is AMD‘s latest desktop processors. The Ryzen 5000 series of CPUs was announced by the company yesterday, and it is manufactured based on its latest Zen 3 architecture. A totla of four new models were outed with the prices ranging from $299 to $799, effectively putting an end to the idea of AMD processors being cheaper alternatives.

At the the helm is the new Ryzen 9 5950X featuring 16 cores and 32 threads. The 5950X has a base clock frequency of 3.4GHz and a boost clock speed of 4.9GHz. The company claims this SoC possesses the highest single and multi-threaded performance of any mainstream desktop CPU. The L3 cache spread across its two chipsets is up to 64MB and it equally has a TDP of 105W.

The 5950X is a successor of the previous-gen Ryzen 3950X and is priced at $799. The price is just $40 higher than that of the 3950X which is priced at $749. It is well suited to take on the 18-core Intel Core i9-10980XE.

The second model is the Ryzen 9 5900X. The new processor comes with a 12-core architecture with 24 threads. The chipset has abase clock spoeed of 3.7GHz and a boost clock speed of 4.8GHz. The chipmaker touts this CPU as the best gaming CPU on the market. The Ryzen 5900X equally has 64MB of L3 cache spread across two chiplets and a TDP of 105W, just like the 5950X.


However, the Ryzen 9 5900X which replaces the $499 Ryzen 3900X, comes in at a lower price of $549. It will take on the 10-core Intel Core i9-10900K.

The third model in the series is the Ryzen 7 5800X, equipped with 8 cores and 16 threads. The 5800X can achieve a base clock of 3.8GHz and a boost clock of 4.7GHz. The CPU utilises a single chiplet design with the 8 cores and full 32MB cache on the single CCX. It also has a TDP of 105W.

AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X comes with a price tag of $449 and will take on the 8-core Intel Core i7-10700K.

The last but not the least, is the Ryzen 5 5600X, which has 6 cores and 12 threads. The desktop CPU which is the cheapest among the lot, has a base clock of 3.7GHz and a boost clock of 4.6GHz. It also utilises a single chiplet design and has 32MB of L3 cache but the TDP is reduced to 65W. The 5600X is the only one out of the lot that will come with a stock cooler in the box.

The Ryzen 5 5600X is priced at $299 and will take on the 6-core Intel Core i5-10600K.

The new Ryzen 5000 series will be on store shelves from November 5. The CPUs will all be compatible with all motherboards running B550 and X570 chipsets at launch.

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