AMD’s Ryzen 5000 CPUs Revealed, Will be Available November 5

AMD’s Ryzen 5000 CPUs Revealed, Will be Available November 5

AMD's new gaming processors have arrived, with a claim from AMD's CEO that they will be releasing the "best gaming CPU"

Today’s showcase from AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su gave us a first look at the company’s new line of Ryzen 5000 CPUs. They are the Ryzen 5 5600X, Ryzen 7 5800X, Ryzen 9 5900X and the Ryzen 9 5950X. These chips are being produced and marketed as a direct competitor to Intel’s 10th Gen series of processors, which currently boast superior gaming performance over team red’s Zen 2 architecture CPUs.

AMD’s new flagship among these is its self-purported “best gaming CPU,” the Ryzen 9 5950X. Sporting 16 cores and 32 threads, and the potential to boost to up to 4.9 GHz, this beast of a chip is AMD’s direct competitor to Intel’s flagship i9 10900K. Benchmarks of the 5950X from the show (which should always be taken with a grain of salt), tell a dominating story. According to AMD, this chip will outperform Intel’s best consumer processor across the board, for both content creation and gaming. That extra boost in performance will come at a slight cost increase though – a whopping $799 USD against the i9 10900K’s $750 price tag.

If you’re not looking to break the bank but still want to upgrade your processor, the other options in AMD’s Zen 3 lineup are equally attractive. Starting with the cheapest model we have the $299 5600X, a six-core 12 thread processor running at a base clock of 3.7 GHz with the potential to boost up to 4.6 GHz. Note that the base clock here is a mere .1 GHz higher than the Ryzen 5 3600’s base, although it does boost .4 GHz higher than the chips 4.2 GHz. A beefier option is the Ryzen 7 5800X, an eight-core, 16 thread chip with a base clock at 3.8 GHz that can boost up to 4.7 GHz. Finally, if you want some real performance without emptying your wallet, the Ryzen 9 5900X is available. This 12-core, 24 thread CPU runs at a base speed of 3.7 GHz and boosts up to 4.8 GHz. The real kicker for this chip is in its massive 70MB cache, leaving this chip with a ton of memory at its immediate disposal.

The real kicker here though is the launch date for all of these processors. Here’s hoping you haven’t reached your computer part spending limit with Nvidia’s 3000 series cards, because these CPUs are all releasing November 5.