AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) introduced the highly anticipated AMD Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processor lineup powered by the 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, 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% 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% generational increase in instructions per cycle (IPC)iv, the largest since the introduction of “Zen” processors in 2017.

Our commitment with each generation of our Ryzen processors has been to build the best PC processors in the world. The new AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors extend our leadership from IPC4, power efficiency to single-core, multi-core performance1 and gaming, today, we are extremely proud to deliver what our community and customers have come to expect from Ryzen processors – dominant multi-core1 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 Saeid Moshkelani, senior vice president and general manager, client business unit, AMD.

AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors

Featuring a remarkable 19% IPC increase4 over the prior generation in PC workloads, the “Zen 3” architecture pushes gaming and content creation performance leadership6,1 to a new level. “Zen 3” architecture reduces latency from accelerated core and cache communication and doubles the directly accessible L3 cache per core while delivering up to 2.8X more performance-per-watt versus the competition2.

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

  • The highest single-thread performance of any desktop gaming processor5
  • 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% faster in 1080p gaming across select game titles than the competition
  • Average of 26% faster in 1080p gaming across select titles generationally
  • AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processor Line-up and Availability

AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processor Line-up and Availability

MODEL

CORES/ THREADS

TDP (Watts)

BOOST/BASE FREQ. (GHz)

TOTAL CACHE

COOLER

SEP (USD)

EXPECTED AVAILABILITY

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

16C/32T

105W

Up to 4.9 / 3.4

72MB

N/A

$799

November 5, 2020

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

12C/24T

105W

Up to 4.8 / 3.7

70MB

N/A

$549

November 5, 2020

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

8C/16T

105W

Up to 4.7 / 3.8

36MB

N/A

$449

November 5, 2020

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

6C/12T

65W

Up to 4.6 / 3.7

35MB

Wraith Stealth

$299

November 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 mother boards from all major motherboard manufacturers. AMD Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processors announced today are expected to be available for purchase globally on November 5, 2020.

AMD Ryzen Equipped to Win Game Bundle

The AMD Ryzen Equipped to Win game bundle program is back with the highly anticipated next chapter in the Far Cry series, Far Cry 6. Customers who purchase an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, or AMD Ryzen 7 5800X processor between November 5th, 2020, and December 31st, 2020 will receive a complimentary copy of Far Cry 6 Standard Edition – PC digital when released. Additionally, customers who purchase an AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT, or AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT processor between October 20th, 2020, and December 31st, 2020 will also receive a free copy of Far Cry 6 Standard Edition – PC digital.

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