AMD Ryzen 5000 Series: The best processors for Desktop

Our ” Zen ” Journey and the ZEN 3 Update Overview

Are you a fan of AMD Ryzen CPU? well, a piece of very great news for you as the highly anticipated AMD just announced their all-new improved AMD Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processors. Gone are the days where intel was the Processor king in every aspect of computing power, Now the new AMD ZEN 3 processors based on the 7nm architecture is promising to deliver that all-around performance, whether it is gaming. Yes AMD is all about gaming now, sounds cool.

Ryzen 5000 series launch event ZEN 3 Update
Funny meme video Intel Vs AMD – Credit: NikTek from youtube

Where Gaming Begins: Ryzen 5000 performance Boost

With titling the event video as “Where Gaming Begins” AMD showed us that they are really very ambitious of improving and listening to their customers. The new Ryzen 5000 series delivers an average 26 % improved performance over the previous AMD Ryzen 3000 series.

First desktop CPU to break 600 scores in Single Thread Performance:

Ryzen 9 5900x Scores 631 in Cinebench R20

They stated in the event as the ZEN 3 Architecture is all about single-thread performance, The new series had a 19 % improvement in instructions per cycle. The new Ryzen 5900X broke the all-time avg record of 600 scores in the Cinebench Benchmark by a 631 score.

First desktop CPU to break 600 scores in Single Thread Performance Ryzen 9 5900x Scores 631

The Best Gaming processor in the world is the Ryzen 9 5900x, according to AMD. This is a12 core 24 threads with a boost frequency of 4.8GHZ and having a 70MB cache with a 105 W TDP.

Ryzen 5000 Specs

Along with this, the 5000 series had other processors like:

5900x4.8 GHz / 3.7 GHz122475105W
5800x4.7 GHz / 3.8 GHz81636105W
5600x4.6 GHz / 3.7 GHz6123565W
Ryzen 5000 Specs

Performance Uplift

With improved single-core performance and when combined with the already present multicore performance, a single Ryzen powered desktop and avail you the benefits of powerful gaming performance and the content creation/productivity work.

ZEN 3 Architecture : Most significant Update Yet

Starting form the ZEN / ZEN+ which was released in 2017 based on 14nm/ 12nm to the new ZEN3 7nm in 2020 has been a Zen Journey for AMD.

ZEN 3 Architecture : Most significant Update Yet

The new ZEN 3 Architecture comes with:

  • Higher Frequency
  • Higher Instructions per clock,
  • New core layout
  • Reduced latency
  • Based on 7nm

The ZEN 3 has a new design layout which brings all the cores on to a unified 8 Core complex, this gives an acceleration advantage in the core to core communication and enables every core to access the 32Mb cache directly. Additionally a 19% Desktop IPC uplift, All this together benefits in Gaming Performance.

More branch prediction bandwidth is added which allows tackling the back to back prediction eventually reducing the delay. The direct access to the cache is very significant when it comes to gaming performance

The Ultimate Processor for Gaming and content creation: Ryzen 9 5950X

Now this one is for the users who are looking for the best processor for desktop pc it is the Ryzen 5000 series 5950X CPU. It is an amazing CPU with 16 cores and 32 Threads, up to 4.9 GHz, it breaks the Cinebench R20 Single-threaded records with a score of 640. This is what Lisa Su from AMD said about the new Ryzen 9 5950X :

Best Gaming Performance Meets the best Processor for Content creation, all of this still at 105 W

This new CPU delivers a 27% improved performance in CAD workload and 12 % improved performance in Rendering workloads, along with a 29% performance upgrade for Gaming. Ryzen 9 5950X is the best for gamers and the best for creators: The best of both worlds. The Ryzen 9 5950X is priced at $ 799 (Rs. 58296.00).

Gaming Performance

The single-core performance upgrade has really made Ryzen 5000 to enable the highest performance in the gaming aspect of computing.

The Shadow of the Tomb Raider performed a 28% better at 1080 Gaming resolution than the previous AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT (141 FPS) on the all-new AMD Ryzen 9 5900X (181 FPS).

Shadow of the Tomb Raider performed a 28%  better at 1080 Gaming resolution

AMD is saying that this performance upgrade Gaming Strength is achieved by combining the IPC uplift, unified core, and unified cache.

Ryzen 5000 Series Gaming Performance

Amd Ryzen 5000 Series Price

The pricing for the new Ryzen 5000 series Processors goes like this:

5950X$ 799 (Rs. 58296.00)
5900X$ 549 ( Rs. 40055.70)
5800X$ 449 ( Rs. 32759.58)
5600X$ 299 ( Rs. 21815.40)

AMD Ryzen 5000 CPU price in India will be available on November 5th. however, the converted Indian Rupees pricing is added beside the USD pricing.

Ryzen 5000 Series Availability

All the Ryzen 5000 Processors are available world wide on November 5th 2020.

Ryzen 5000 Series Gaming Performance

The BIG NAVI preview: Radeon Rx 6000 Series

In the next few weeks, AMD is going to Introduce the Next Generation GPU AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series (Nicknamed BIG NAVI). A short preview of the new GPU lineup was given at the event.

The performance was close to the already released Nvidia RTX 3080, The new Radeon series will be launched on October 28th, 2020.

Here is the lunch event video from AMD:

Future Releases and Conclusion

The next architecture the ZEN 4 which is based on the 5nm process is currently in making by AMD and will be released in the future with more improvement in performance and efficiency. Overall the event was great and AMD showed again that they can innovate more, while the next CPU lineup from intel the Rocket lake is currently in making and might get released at the beginning of 2021. To read more on the Ryzen 5000 here is the link to the official AMD website page.

Future Releases and Conclusion

My take on Intel Vs AMD

There was a time where Intel was all over the processor market and was the leader in gaming and productivity, After the Ryzen series, everything has changed and intel seems to lack a lot when it comes to innovation and improvements, well Intel was my favorite until the ZEN 3 announced. But I still have a hope that intel might come up with new better processors, as there should be a healthy competition to make it beneficial to us users.

Credit: NikTek from youtube

let me know what you all think about this new CPUs from AMD and the lack of innovation from Intel, in the comments below.

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Amardeep Pawar
Amardeep Pawar

I am a Full-time Creative freelancer following my passion for working on creative design, video editing, and animation.

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