AMD has announced the 4th Gen Ryzen 5000-series based on the Zen 3 architecture, including the 16-core Ryzen 9 5950X Ryzen 9 5900X. AMD claims they will offer up to 24 percent increase in performance in games at 1080p.
Also announced is the eight-core Ryzen 7 5800X for $449 and Ryzen 5 5600X for $229, all launching in November. AMD also claims Cinebench single-threaded scores in excess of 630 points, which is a huge amount faster than either current Intel or AMD CPUs.
The new CPUs feature a unified eight-core complex with lower latency – all cores have direct access to the L3 cache resulting in up to 19 percent IPC uplift. AMD claims it will be the biggest update to the Zen architecture yet, with a front to back redesign. Each core in an eight-core complex now has direct access to up to 32MB cache rather than 16MB.
There’s up to 24 percent increase in power efficiency, with a claimed 2.8x better power efficiency than Intel’s Core i9-10900K. The new CPUs will be available in November. AMD also announced that Zen 4 is still on track and will use a 5nm manufacturing process.
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