After a period of openness, on the evening of October 8, 2020, the event to introduce AMD’s Ryzen 5000 CPU series has officially started. After the great success of the Ryzen 3000 series, which helped AMD ‘re-start’ its success under Intel’s dominance over the years, the launch of the Ryzen 5000 series with Zen 3 architecture, a 7nm + process is expected to helping Red Team to have more powerful weapons to continue to regain market share from Team Xanh, which is still struggling with the 14nm process.
Based on what AMD showed on stage, one thing can be said, the above expectation has been 100% met by Red Team.
Zen 3 architecture has a big leap in terms of IPU compared to Ryzen 3000 using Zen 2 architecture
Accordingly, the first two Ryzen 5000 CPU models that AMD introduced are AMD Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 9 5900X. These are the two latest flagship CPU models from the Red Team, replacing the Ryzen 9 3900XT / 3950X duo.
Equipped with 16 cores / 32 threads, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X has a 4.9GHz boost clock, 72MB L2 + L3 cache, TDP 105W, priced at $ 799. Ryzen 9 5900X has less thread multiplier, 12 cores / 24 threads, plus 4.8GHz boost clock rate, 70MB L2 + L3 cache, TDP 105W. In return, the price of Ryzen 9 5900X will be significantly cheaper 5950X, about 549 USD.
Parameter 4 model CPU Ryzen 5000 series. Source: The Verge
For the mid-range and high-end segments, AMD also released two names Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 5 5600X, replacing the Ryzen 7 3800XT and Ryzen 5 3600XT.
With Ryzen 7 5800X, this CPU model features 8 cores / 16 threads, 4.7GHz boost clock, 36MB Cache and 105W TDP. The price of the Ryzen 7 5800X is $ 449, while the Ryzen 5 5600X has 6 cores / 12 threads, a 4.6GHz boost clock, 35MB Cache, a 105W TDP, and a very competitive price tag, around $ 299.
According to AMD, all of the aforementioned CPU models will be officially available on November 5, 2020.
“Great leap forward” in gaming performance, playing on par with Intel
True to previous predictions, the architectural upgrade has made the Ryzen 5000 series IPC (command per clock / cycle) a huge leap over the previous Ryzen generation, up to 19% – one The number is really unbelievable. This upgrade is especially important, as it helps AMD take a big leap in gaming performance – the point where AMD has always been ‘under’ from Intel.
The result, despite having the same multiplier / thread as the Ryzen 9 3900XT, the Ryzen 9 5900X delivers up to 26% faster average gaming performance at 1080p compared to its predecessor.
Ryzen 9 3900XT gaming performance vs. Ryzen 9 5900X
Notably, when facing the Intel Core i9-10900K – the CPU model that is always considered to have the fastest gaming performance today, the Ryzen 9 5900X also shows a remarkable superiority when beating Intel’s CPU model at most all titles except Battlefield V.
After performing the impressive benchmark results mentioned above, AMD confidently called the Ryzen 9 5900X “the best gaming CPU in the world”. This also means gamers can now choose AMD CPUs for their expensive gaming rigs, instead of ‘sticking’ with Intel CPU models. In fact, right before the launch of Ryzen 5000, 25% of gamers on Steam used AMD CPUs. This number will continue to increase, as Ryzen 5000 has made an extremely impressive performance.
Ryzen 9 5900X’s gaming performance compared to Intel’s Core i9-10900K
But it must also be added, the improvement in the performance of the Ryzen 5000 also comes with a minus point: an increase in price. Compared to the Ryzen 3000 launched in 2018, the Ryzen 5000 CPU models are now about $ 50 more expensive on average, invisible on average, making AMD’s p / p advantage no longer really obvious.
However, the price of this product line of the Red Team is still very competitive, making Intel ‘sweat’. Expected, not until early 2021, Intel launched new Rocket Lake CPU line. Whether this new CPU line is enough to respond to AMD, let’s wait and see.