During a live stream earlier today, AMD has announced the Ryzen 9 5950X, Ryzen 9 5900X, Ryzen 7 5800X, and 5600X; all of which are built on the brand new Zen 3 architecture.

Offering up to 16 cores, 32 threads and 72 MB of cache in the top-of-the-line AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, the AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors dominate in heavily threaded workloads and power efficiency, while the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X processor offers up to a 26 percent generational uplift in gaming performance. 

With extensive improvements throughout the core including a unified 8-core complex with direct access to 32MB L3 cache, the new AMD “Zen 3” core architecture delivers a 19 percent generational increase in instructions per cycle (IPC), the largest since the introduction of “Zen” processors in 2017.

AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors

The top of the line 16 core AMD Ryzen 9 5950X offers:

  • The highest single-thread performance of any desktop gaming processor.
  • The most multi-core performance of any desktop gaming processor and any desktop processor in a mainstream CPU socket.

The 12 core AMD Ryzen 9 5900X offers the best gaming experience by: 

  • Average of 7 percent faster in 1080p gaming across select game titles than the competition.
  • Average of 26 percent faster in 1080p gaming across select titles generationally.

AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processor Line-up and Availability

MODELCORES/THREADSTDP(Watts)BOOST/BASE FREQ. (GHz)TOTAL CACHECOOLERSEP (USD)EXPECTED AVAILABILITY
AMD Ryzen™ 9 5950X16C/32T105WUp to 4.9 / 3.472MBN/AUS$799November 5, 2020
AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900X12C/24T105WUp to 4.8 / 3.770MBN/AUS$549November 5, 2020
AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800X8C/16T105WUp to 4.7 / 3.836MBN/AUS$449November 5, 2020
AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600X6C/12T65WUp to 4.6 / 3.735MBWraith StealthUS$299November 5, 2020

AMD 500 series motherboards are ready for AMD Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processors with a simple BIOS update. This broad ecosystem support and readiness include over 100 AMD 500 series motherboards from all major motherboard manufacturers. 

AMD Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processors announced today are expected to be available for purchase globally on 5 November 2020.

AMD Ryzen Equipped to Win Game Bundle

The AMD Ryzen Equipped to Win game bundle program also returns with Ubisoft’s upcoming Far Cry 6.

Customers who purchase an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, or AMD Ryzen 7 5800X processor between 5 November 2020 and 31 December 2020 will receive a complimentary digital copy of Far Cry 6 Standard Edition.

Additionally, customers who purchase an AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT, or AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT processor between 20 October 2020 and 31 December 2020 will also receive a free digital copy of Far Cry 6 Standard Edition.

Far Cry 6 is slated to release for the PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, and Xbox One, as well as PC via the Epic Games Store, Uplay, and Stadia on 18 February 2021.

AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series

AMD also provided a sneak peek at the AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 series graphics cards. AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su demonstrated Borderlands 3 running on the Ryzen 5900X processor and Radeon RX 6000 Series graphics card; delivering 61 frames-per-second in 4K resolution with beautiful image quality, alongside other previews.

More will be revealed about the new GPU on 29 October 2020 during the AMD “Where Gaming Begins” event at 12am GMT+8.

In the meantime, you can check out the 25-minute presentation from earlier today below:

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