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.
|Ryzen 9 5950X||16||3.4 GHz||4.9 GHz||64 MB||105 W||$799|
|Ryzen 9 5900X||12||3.7 GHz||4.8 GHz||64 MB||105 W||$549|
|Ryzen 7 5800X||8||3.8 GHz||4.7 GHz||32 MB||105 W||$449|
|Ryzen 5 5600X||6||3.7 GHz||4.6 GHz||32 MB||65 W||$299|