AMD returns with new Ryzen 5, 7 and 9 processors. They all have one goal: to make your games run like never before. The name of tonight’s event – Where Gaming Begins – set the tone: we certainly weren’t going to see video editing or office applications running at full speed. AMD CEO Lisa Su played the master of ceremonies and hosted this video conference.
So make way for AMD’s new chief gamer: the Ryzen 9 5950X. It is equipped with 16 cores, 32 threads and beats the measurement up to 4.9 GHz in Turbo mode! Him and the Ryzen 9 5900X, the Ryzen 7 5800X and the Ryzen 5 5600X arrive from November 5, in the trade and in the wake in the machines of manufacturers.
- Ryzen 5 5600X: 6 cores / 12 Threads at 3.7 GHz base and 4.6 GHz Turbo, 35 MB unified cache, 65 watts of TDP.
- Ryzen 7 5800X: 8 Cores / 16 Threads at 3.8 GHz base and 4.7 GHz Turbo mode, 36MB unified cache, 105 watts TDP
- Ryzen 9 5900X: 12 Cores / 24 Threads at 3.7 GHz base and 4.8 GHz Turbo, 70 MB unified cache, 105 watts TDP
They will be offered from $ 299. The most upscale, the 5950X, will be displayed at $ 799.
AMD has engaged in the traditional exercise of comparing old and new generation Ryzen. The Ryzen 5900X is reportedly 28% faster than the 3900XT in the game Shadow of the Tomb Raider for example.
There were also some graphics showing the performance of Intel’s current top-of-the-line Core i9-10900K and the most powerful Ryzen 9 of the bunch.
Zen 3, here you are!
Newcomers (code name Vermeer) are engraved in 7nm, like the current generation, except that they are designed on the Zen 3 architecture and not Zen 2 like the Ryzen 3000.
The good news is that you will probably be able to mount them in your current AMD setup. The socket used by these 2020 Ryzen vintage (the AM4) remains the same. They support DDR4 and BIOS updates for compatible motherboards should quickly help support these newcomers (Asus has already announced its own for some A520, B550 and X570 cards).
Of course, there are several technical elements and characteristics inherited from the previous generation in this new architecture, but AMD has made many changes to the cores (they are now all united and no longer in a pack of two) and the cache so that Zen 3 is even more efficient, faster and less energy intensive.
The performance ratio delivered per watt consumed would be 2.8x greater on processors designed with AMD’s new Zen 3 architecture than with that which is the basis of current Intel Core processors, Comet Lake-S.
Gaming, the sinews of war
The Ryzen 5000 series therefore have the difficult task of reconciling AMD and our favorite games for good. It won’t be easy, but now they have everything they need on the track to make it happen. At least on paper, if one relies on the demonstrations as well as the multiple statements of the speakers.
Below, the score obtained by the 5900X in single-core computing against the most powerful current Intel. Why single-core? Because this is one of the criticisms that has often been made of AMD in the past: the Ryzen are not tonic enough in single core use. And it’s still one of the most used calculation methods in video games so it clearly matters when it comes to gaming.
Since 2017, the year of the release of the first Ryzen processors, these processors have always had one weakness: gaming. The 1000 series was not very good in this area, and the 2000 series was catching up a bit but without however making a full box. The current 3000 (and 3000 XT), they defend themselves much better, but sometimes still have some difficulty in matching or winning against their Intel competitors, such as One of our recent tests of an Alienware desktop PC showed.. So we can’t wait to see the Ryzen 5950X and its little brothers in action to see if, yes or no, to know if, yes or not, our favorite gaming machine will finally see “red”.