After a bunch of leaks, rumors, speculations, reports, and official teasers over the past few months, AMD has finally announced the Ryzen 5000 series of desktop processors. AMD Ryzen 5000 series of desktop processors are based on Zen 3 microarchitecture. This line up includes AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD 5900X, AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, and AMD Ryzen 5 5600X desktop CPUs. All the processors are compatible with AMD 500 (A520, B550, and X570) motherboards after a BIOS update. According to reports, all of them will be available from 5th November onwards one by one.
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X and AMD Ryzen 5900X are the top of the line chips. Ryzen 9 5950X is the most powerful chip of the two. It comes with as many as 16 cores and 32 threads. It has a base frequency of 3.4G Hz and a boost frequency of 4.9 GHz and a TDP of 105W. AMD Ryzen 9 5950X comes with a price tag of US $799 (around INR 58,000).
On the other hand, the other Ryzen 9 chip, AMD Ryzen 5900X comes with 12 cores and 24 threads. It has a base clock of 3.7 GHz and a boost clock of 4.8 GHz. AMD Ryzen 5900X comes with a price tag of US $ 549 (around INR 40,000).
AMd Ryzen 7 5800X and AMD Ryzen 5 5600X are aimed at more mainstream users. AMD Ryzen 7 5800X comes with 8 cores, 16 threads, and a 105W TDP. It has a base clock of 3.8 GHz and a boost clock of 4.7 GHz. It comes with a price tag of US $449 (around INR 32,000).
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is the most affordable processor of the lot. It is a hexacore chip with 12 threads and a 65W TDP. It has a base frequency of 3.7 GHz and a boost frequency of 4.6 GHz. AMD Ryzen 5 5600X will ship with a bundled Wraith Stealth CPU cooler. It is tagged with a price tag of US $ 299 (around INR 21,000).
AMD has already announced that it has planned to launch its Radeon RX 6000 series ‘Big Navi‘ GPUs based on the RDNA 2 architecture on 28th October. The company claimed that they are designed to compete against NVidia’s GeForce RTX 3000 series graphics cards. Interestingly, there are some rumors which are floating out of nowhere, which is conveying that both Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 consoles will both ship with Big Navi chips.