AMD Ryzen 9 5950X & 5900X – Breaking 5GHz

The Ryzen 5000 series processors land at significantly higher recommended price points than the previous-gen models, and you’ll have to bring your own cooler. The price for entry on the low end is also higher than we’re accustomed to, not to mention that you’ll have to drop an extra $150 to move up from the six-core Ryzen 5 5600X to the eight-core Ryzen 7 3800X. At least 500-series motherboards are plentiful, and we now have B550 motherboards for budget platforms. 

Read more @ Tom’s Hardware

AMD “Zen 3” Ryzen 5/7/9 Processors – Review Roundup

Well, it’s November 5th, the day that the new “Zen 3” Ryzen processors are released to the masses. Numerous reviews of these new processors are popping up, and we’ll tack them on here throughout the day.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X and 5950X @ Guru3D
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X and 5900X @ Hot Hardware
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X @ ThinkComputers
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X  @ TweakTown
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X @ TweakTown
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X @ ThinkComputers
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X @ TechPowerUp
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X @ TechPowerUp
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X @ TechPowerUp
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, 5900X, Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 5 5600X @ AnandTech
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X and 5900X @ Tom’s Hardware
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 7 5800X @ Bit-Tech
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 9 5900X @ Hexus
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X @ KitGuru
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X and Ryzen 9 5950X @ OC3D
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X & Ryzen 7 5800X @ Vortez
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X @ PC Magazine
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X @ PC Magazine
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X & Ryzen 9 5900X @ eTeknix
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X @ TechSpot
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X @ Guru3D
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X @ Guru3D

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.

Read more @ Tom’s Hardware

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.

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

Read more @ AMD
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