AMD’s hyped Zen 3 technology debuted on Thursday with four new Ryzen 50 CPUs aiming to take the gaming crown from rival Intel.
The four models are:
Ryzen 9 5950X with 16 cores, 32 wires, 4.9GHz boost, 3.4GHz base and 105-watt TDP for 799 dollars, corresponding to approximately 7080 kronor excluding local supplements.
Ryzen 9 5900X with 2 cores, 24 wires, 4.8GHz boost, 3.8GHz base and 105-watt TDP for 549 dollars, corresponding to about 4870 kronor excluding local supplements.
The Ryzen 7 5800X with 8 cores, 16 wires, 4.7GHz boost, 3.8GHz base and 105-watt TDP for 449 dollars, corresponded to approximately 3980 kronor excluding local supplements.
Ryzen 5 5600X with 6 cores, 12 wires, 4.6GHz boost, 3.7GHz base and 65-watt TDP for 299 dollars, corresponding to approximately 2650 kronor excluding local supplements.
The processors are based on the same TSMC 7nm process as the Ryzen 3000 series, but AMD has squeezed 19 percent more performance out of them with the new Zen 3 architecture. The new Zen 3 chips are built with up to 8 compute cores on a single microchip for greatly reduced latency between the cores compared to older designs.
During the presentation of the new processor series, AMD called their Zen 3-based Ryzen 9 “the world’s best CPU for gaming” and showed measurements of how it outperformed competitor Intel’s Core i9-10900k in a row various game.
All Ryzen 50 processors will go on sale on November 5.