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AMD Announces Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors

AMD has announced their AMD Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processors featuring its new Zen 3 architecture.

AMD says that the Zen 3 will result in a 19% “generational increase” in instructions per cycle due to its “unified 8-core complex with direct access to 32MB L3 cache”. The architecture is said to deliver up to 2.8 times more performance-per-watt than its rivals as well.

The top-end AMD Ryzen 9 5950X boasts 16 cores, 32 threads, and 72MB of cache. It claims to have both the highest single-thread performance among desktop gaming processors as well as the most multi-core performance among both gaming and mainstream desktop processors.

Meanwhile, the 12-core AMD Ryzen 9 5900X claims to offer a 26% “generational uplift” for gaming performance. AMD says that it will be 7% faster on average than its competitors in terms of 1080p gaming on certain games and will be 26% faster on average in 1080p gaming “across select titles generationally”.

“Today, we are extremely proud to deliver what our community and customers have come to expect from Ryzen processors - dominant multi-core and single-core performance and true gaming leadership - all within a broad ecosystem of motherboards and chipsets that are drop-in ready for AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors,” said AMD Client Business Unit Senior Vice Manager and General Manager Saeid Moshkelani in a press release.

Below are the specifications for the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Ryzen 7 5899X, and AMD Ryzen 5 5600X. The processors can be used with AMD’s 500 series motherboards after a BIOS update, and will be available globally on 5 November.

In addition, Engadget reports that AMD has announced that it's already working on the Zen 4, its first 5nm architecture.


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