The AMD Ryzen 5000 processors are now official. The newly announced processors are arriving this November 5.
AMD revealed four processors during the event. The Ryzen 9 5900X, Ryzen 9 5950X, Ryzen 7 5800X, and the mid-range Ryzen 5 5600X.
Processor specs and price
The online event tackled the Ryzen 9 5900X first, as its the current flagship processor of AMD. The new processor has 12 cores, 24 threads, and a 4.8Ghz boost. All these specs are packed in a 105W TDP chipset.
AMD showcased an impressive benchmark with the 5900X having a 26% performance gain over the previous generation processors.
Interested gamers may get the 5900X for only US$549, which is a steal considering the massive bump in performance.
Moving on to content creators, Su showcased the Ryzen 9 5950X. The workhorse processor has 16 cores, 32 threads with a 4.9Ghz boost clock. It also has 105W TDP.
This processor is more expensive at $799. However, it is a target for creators who need massive multicore performance.
Budget gamers are greeted with the Ryzen 7 5800X and the Ryzen 5 5600X.
The 5800X has eight cores and 16 threads and runs at 3.8Ghz with boosts up to 4.7Ghz. It works the same as the other flagships with 105W TDP.
The Ryzen 7 5800X is priced at $449.
Meanwhile, the 5600X has six cores and 12 threads running at 3.7Ghz with boosts up to 4.6Ghz. It is priced at $299.
First-party benchmarks should be taken with a grain of salt. However, if proven true, then the AMD Ryzen 9 benchmarks are a massive leap in performance.
The only problem lies in the lower end Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5. The price might be a little to steep in comparison to the previous generation.
Nonetheless, it is still too early to judge these processors. Once third-party AMD Ryzen benchmarks are out, it will be easier to judge which CPU to get.