AMD announced today the Ryzen 9 5950X, Ryzen 9 5900X, Ryzen 7 5800X, and Ryzen 5 5600X. Built on the Zen 3 architecture, the new Ryzen 5000 series (opens in new tab) processors may appear similar to their Ryzen 3000 counterparts on the surface, but in reality they hide a streamlined architecture that AMD is confident is ready to meet Intel in gaming.
AMD was promising a lot for gamers at this event, and it looks like it may deliver. Dr. Lisa Su has unveiled a brand new flagship chip for our gaming rigs today: the Ryzen 9 5950X. It promises to crush many a Cinebench record, but also use a healthy IPC (instructions per clock) bump to dominate in gaming too.
This is thanks to the Zen 3 architecture. It offers higher max boost clocks, an IPC uplift, new 8-core CCX layout, and improved cache topology. That all accounts for 26% performance uplift on average across games at 1080p, AMD says.
|CPU||Ryzen 9 5950X||Ryzen 9 5900X||Ryzen 7 5800X||Ryzen 5 5600X||Ryzen 9 3950X||Ryzen 9 3900XT||Ryzen 7 3800XT|
|Base clock (GHz)||3.4||3.7||3.8||3.7||3.5||3.8||3.9|
|Boost clock (GHz)||4.9||4.8||4.7||4.6||4.7||4.7||4.7|
|L2 + L3 Cache||72MB||70MB||36MB||35MB||72MB||70MB||32MB|
|Process node||TSMC 7nm||TSMC 7nm||TSMC 7nm||TSMC 7nm||TSMC 7nm||TSMC 7nm||TSMC 7nm|