AMD has taken the hood off of its Ryzen 5000 desktop CPU series with the brand-new Zen 3 architecture. Launching on November 5th, the series consists of the Ryzen 9 5950 X ($799), Ryzen 9 5900 X ($549), Ryzen 7 5800 X ($449) and also Ryzen 5 5600 X ($299).
Meanwhile, the AMD Ryzen 9 5950 X model boasts 16 cores with 32 strings and also 4.9 GHz max boost speed. The Ryzen 5 5600 X rounds out the line-up with 6 cores, 12 strings and 4.6 GHz max boost speed.
Undoubtedly, more than simply the number of cores as well as threads, it’s the Zen 3 style that deserves noting. The chip supplies a 19 percent rise in instructions per cycle. Even better is that the Zen 3 CPUs can work with older motherboards (adhering to a firmware update) and also will provide a 26 percent enhancement on the whole.
AMD still has more news in store, namely the Radeon RX 6000 “Huge Navi” GPU collection with RDNA 2, on October 28 th. With Intel announcing its new Rocket Lake CPUs for launch in Q1 2021 and Nvidia revealing its economical Nvidia RTX 30 GPU collection, it’s going to be a very intriguing duration for PC video gaming.