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AMD Ryzen 5000 series announced with 19% IPC uplift and 26% better gaming performance

by Vyncent ChanOctober 9, 2020
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AMD has just announced the AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors, based on the Zen 3 architecture. For this generation, AMD has done quite a lot to improve the overall performance by revamping the overall architecture and layout. This also has a knock-on effect to enhance performance in gaming, which has been a sore point for AMD, up until now.

AMD Ryzen 5000 Zen 3 core design

To deliver improved core-to-core communication and reduce latency, you get a core structure that now hosts eight cores instead of four cores per CCX like previous generations. All eight cores in the core structure core have direct access to 32MB L3 cache, instead of having to deal with inter-CCX cache latencies with the Zen up to Zen 2 architectures to access the full 32MB available per CCD.

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Cinebench R20

This coupled with other improvements in Zen 3 provides an immense 19% IPC increase over Zen 2, while also providing up to 20% higher efficiency. Single-threaded performance sees a massive boost thanks to architectural gains in addition to higher boost clocks, with the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X capable of a whopping 631 points in Cinebench R20. It is currently the only desktop CPU to achieve in excess of 600 points in said benchmark. Now, onto gaming performance.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X gaming performance

AMD claims an average 26% improvement in games with the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X over the 3900XT, with deltas ranging from +5% to +50%. Against the current king of gaming performance, the Intel Core i9-10900K, the AMD chip offers a range of -3% to +21% performance versus its Intel counterpart, or an average of +7% better performance at 1080p. Of course, Intel has just made the Intel Core i9-10900K effectively last-gen by announcing the Rocket Lake generation earlier today, but we will have to see what Intel can bring to the table in Q1 2021.

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

AMD has announced four AMD Ryzen 5000 processors today. Instead of keeping the full-fat 16C/32T flagship under wraps until a later date, AMD decided to release it all in one shot. Here goes:

AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Specs

Cores / Threads Base / Boost Clocks L2+L3 Cache TDP Price
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 16C/32T 3.4 / 4.9 GHz 72MB 105W $799 (~RM3318)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12C/24T 3.7 / 4.8 GHz 70MB 105W $549 (~RM2280)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8C/16T 3.8 / 4.7 GHz 36MB 105W $449 (~RM1865)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6C/12T 3.7 / 4.6 GHz 35MB 65W $299 (~RM1242)

AMD Ryzen 5000 series price

AMD will be making all the AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors available starting 5th November 2020. Interestingly enough, only the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X will come with a cooler included. Not too much of a concern, to be honest, as enthusiasts looking at the higher SKUs will probably be looking at a third-party cooler to be able to extract more performance out of their CPUs. These fit into the AMD AM4 socket too, so you might not even need a new motherboard.

Pokdepinion: I wonder how will stock availability be like… Will it be limited like NVIDIA?

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Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.