Ryzen 5 5600X Leaves Core i9-10900K in Single-Threaded Dust

The Ryzen 5 5600X is the upcoming Zen3 CPU featuring 6 cores and 12 threads. With a 200 MHz higher boost clock and Zen3 architecture improvements this processor is expected to offer 19% better performance per dollar than Intel Core i5-10600K in single-threaded benchmarks, according to AMD.

Recently PassMark has updated its webpage with CPU Mark results. The Ryzen 5 5600X is the first Zen3 processor to be listed, from the four SKUs announced. The 5600X scored 3495 points, while the top 10th Gen Core ‘Comet Lake-S’ CPU – the i9-10900K – scored 3177 points, meaning that the mid-range Ryzen CPU offers 10% better performance.

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Ryzen 9 5950X, Ryzen 9 5900X Benchmarked Too

In the Geekbench 5 tests, both the Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 9 5900X’s clock speeds oscillated between 4.9 GHz and 5 GHz. The Ryzen 9 5950X peaked at 4.987 GHz, and the Ryzen 9 5900X got to 4.947 GHz. Both Zen 3 chips were just a few megahertz shy of 5 GHz. The conditions of either benchmark run are unknown. It’s plausible that the processors were leveraging AMD’s Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO) technology, an automated overclocking feature that pushes the processor beyond its specifications to supply higher performance. In any event, it’s still impressive to see 16 cores almost operating at 5 GHz.

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Early AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Benchmarks Arrive

The Core i5-10600K clearly boasts higher boost clocks and a more generous thermal limit. Intel’s contender conforms to a 125W TDP (thermal design power) rating, while the Ryzen 5 5600X is rated for 65W. Theoretically, the Core i5-10600K should be faster since it has more breathing room to execute. However, the Ryzen 5 5600X leverages AMD’s groundbreaking Zen 3 microarchitecture, so don’t count the Ryzen 5 5600X out just yet.

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AnandTech Interviews AMD CTO Mark Papermaster

The announcement of the new Ryzen 5000 processors, built on AMD’s Zen 3 microarchitecture, has caused waves of excitement and questions as to the performance. The launch of the high-performance desktop processors on November 5th will be an interesting day. In advance of those disclosures, we sat down with AMD’s CTO Mark Papermaster to discuss AMD’s positioning, performance, and outlook.

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AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Benchmarks Leak?

Being the flagship of the Zen 3 family, the Ryzen 9 5950X is nothing short of impressive. The 7nm chip features a 16-core, 32-thread configuration with 64MB of L3 cache, a 3.4 GHz base clock and boost up to 4.9 GHz. At first glance, the Ryzen 9 5950X doesn’t look too different when compared to the current Ryzen 9 3950X.

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ASUS Clarifies X470/B450 Ryzen 5000 Series Support

“To clarify, Asus will follow AMD’s support plan to release a new BIOS on X470, B450 and B450 II motherboards and all those available in the market at present will also be compatible with that BIOS upgrade. Beta BIOS support, following AMD guidelines and timelines means this will be ready to roll out around Jan 2021,” Asus added.

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AMD “Zen 3” – 5950X, 5900X, 5800X & 5600X Hit November 5th

The time has arrived, and today AMD officially announced the 5000 Series. The new line tops off with the 16 core, 32 thread Ryzen 9 5950X. AMD is claiming the best single core performance, best gaming performance and more. A key announcement was a geomean +19% gain in IPC. That’s a substantial gain for a generational upgrade relative to recent history. We’ll need to wait roughly another month for more number, but these chips look promising. Only the Ryzen 5 5600X will come bundled with a cooler, but let’s be honest, if you’re picking up a high end chip you’re likely to pair it up with high end cooling anyway.

ProcessorCoresClockTurboL3
Cache
TDPMSRP
Ryzen 9 5950X163.4 GHz4.9 GHz64 MB105 W$799
Ryzen 9 5900X123.7 GHz4.8 GHz 64 MB105 W$549
Ryzen 7 5800X83.8 GHz4.7 GHz32 MB105 W$449
Ryzen 5 5600X63.7 GHz4.6 GHz32 MB65 W$299

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AMD Ryzen 7 5800X – Has Vermeer Emerged?

The Ryzen 7 5800X’s lineage is currently a mystery to be solved. On one end, the chip could belong to AMD’s upcoming Zen 3 (codename Vermeer) family, which the chipmaker will present on October 4. If that’s the case, it would appear that AMD might finally integrate both processors and APUs under the same series. The chipmaker’s mainstream processors and APUs are currently sporting the Ryzen 3000 and Ryzen 4000 monikers. 

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AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G – Renoir Tested

Today, we’ll be taking an exclusive look at the super rare and highly sought-after AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G (Renoir) processor. According to AMD, the Ryzen PRO series of CPUs provide PRO technologies which includes layers of security features, seamless manageability, and reliable longevity.

This particular chip is based on AMD’s Renoir core (Zen 2), and  features 8-cores/16-threads and operates on a base frequency of 3.6 GHz with a max boost speed of 4.4 GHz. It comes with 4MB of L2 cache and a total 8MB of L3 cache. It also comes with onboard Radeon graphics with 8 GPU cores running at 2100 MHz.

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AnandTech’s Best CPUs for Gaming: 9/20

September is the calm time before we soon hit into Zen 3 season. AMD has announced that it will hold an event on October 8th regarding the new Ryzen processors, however exactly what form this event will take (announcement? launch?) is unclear at this time. If you are ready to put some hard earned greenbacks down on one of these new processors, then perhaps come back later when we’ve tested the hardware. 

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