AMD outs Ryzen 5000 series processors, prices start at $299

AMD has officially unveiled their latest addition in their processor family: the Ryzen 5000 series desktop processors. Based on their latest generation Zen 3 architecture, these new batch of processors promises up to 19% lift in IPC compared to their previous CPUs and better gaming performance.

AMD is introducing four processors in their new lineup:

Zen 3 CPU Cores/Threads Base/Boost Clocks TDP L3 Cache Price
Ryzen 9 5950X 16 / 32 3.4/4.9GHz 105W 64MB $799
Ryzen 9 5900X 12 / 32 3.7/4.8GHz 105W 64MB $549
Ryzen 7 5800X 8 / 16 3.8/4.7GHz 105W 32MB $449
Ryzen 5 5600X 6 / 12 3.7/4.6GHz 65W 32MB $299

While these new processors are still using AMD’s optimized 7nm lithography same as their previous processors, they are boasting that they will have better performance while having up 24% better power efficiency compared to the competition.

AMD won’t be releasing new motherboards this generation but instead will continue supporting their current X570 and B550 series boards with a BIOS update. It seems that they will also be supporting older platforms like X470 and B450 but updates will be deferred until January of next year.

All four processors are expected to make their appearance globally starting November 5, 2020. They will be part of AMD’s Equipped to Win bundle program, which will entitle everyone who purchase from November 5 until December 31, 2020 with a free copy of Far Cry 6 Standard Edition on PC.

The Far Cry 6 bundle will also be applicable for existing processors like the Ryzen 9 3950X, Ryzen 9 3900XT, and Ryzen 7 3800XT starting October 20 until December 31, 2020.