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AMD reveals Zen 3 and the Ryzen 5000 series - out November 5

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Today AMD revealed the Zen 3 CPU architecture along with the Ryzen 5000 series, with quite a big focus in single-threaded performance as they continue to fight Intel.

Jumping over the Ryzen 4000 series as expected, AMD has come out swinging as they've announced four processors in the Ryzen 5000 series. All of which will be available on November 5 so there's less than a month until you can get your hands on them.

As expected, they're going to be powerful too, with AMD claiming this being their biggest increase in IPC (instructions per cycle/clock) resulting in strong single-thread performance for those games that stick loads into a main thread. For gamers, these are going to be very competitive to Intel. AMD claimed a "19%" IPC increase compared with their previous generation of Zen. On top of that, they're claiming a big win on latency reduction between core and cache communication.

Above you can see the Ryzen 5900X, Ryzen 5800X and the Ryzen 5600X. However, they had another surprise which is their new top-end Ryzen 5950X which is something of a monster.

AMD's Mark Papermaster confirmed Ryzen 5000 is using the same 7nm node as before, however it is using a new core layout and new cache topology with design improvements "across all of the CPU components". Papermaster mentioned this new layout brings all of the cores onto "A unified 8-core complex, that accelerates core to core communication that's especially helpful to gaming workloads. That consolidation actually allows every core to directly access the 32MB of L3 cache, that dramatically accelerates workloads that are latency sensitive like gaming".

What will all that actually translate into when it comes to real-world performance? Well benchmarks will find out soon enough with the November 5 launch.

Here's the main specs sheet to make it easy for you:

MODEL CORES/
THREADS
TDP
(Watts)
BOOST9/BASE
FREQ. (GHz)
TOTAL
CACHE
COOLER SEP
(USD)
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 16C/32T 105W Up to 4.9 / 3.4 72MB N/A $799
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12C/24T 105W Up to 4.8 / 3.7 70MB N/A $549
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8C/16T 105W Up to 4.7 / 3.8 36MB N/A $449
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6C/12T 65W Up to 4.6 / 3.7 35MB Wraith Stealth $299

When it comes to motherboard chipset compatibility, AMD explained the AMD 500 series are ready for the Ryzen 5000 series but they will need a "simple" BIOS upgrade.

You can watch the whole event right here with our embed below (or on the AMD website):

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Looking to the future, Zen 4 was given a brief mention that it's still in the design phase and they've had multiple teams working at the same time to ensure they can keep doing new generations. Zen 4, going by the imagery shown during the event, is due before or during 2022 and that will be moving to a 5nm process.

AMD also teased out the AMD Radeon 6000 which they "affectionately call" Big Navi that seems to have stuck as a nickname now. They're saying it's the "most powerful gaming GPU we have ever built", well of course they would say that.

We will get more information for the AMD Radeon 6000 series on October 28 with their next planned event. Update: see more on the Radeon 6000 series in this later article.

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samurro 9 Oct, 2020
Quoting: The_Aquabathttps://images.idgesg.net/images/article/2020/10/fghdfhdtyhdyt-100861401-orig.jpg

QuoteHexus tested the $700 GeForce RTX 3080 in Gears 5 and Borderlands 3 using the same visual presets as AMD did with this Radeon RX 6000 preview, on AMD’s Ryzen 9 3950X. The RTX 3080 hit 59.4fps in Borderlands 3, compared to the Radeon RX 6000’s 61fps in this preview. In Gears 5, the RTX 3080 hit 77fps, compared to the Radeon RX 6000’s 73fps. The processor makes a difference, though, because in Eurogamer’s GeForce RTX 3080 review with a Core i9-10900K, Nvidia’s card hit 65fps in Borderlands, and 80fps in Gears 5. (The Call of Duty game lacks a standardized benchmark, so you can’t compare AMD’s results against other tests, as two wildly different scenes could be used.)

That seemingly puts AMD’s upcoming card neck-and-neck with Nvidia’s staggeringly powerful gaming flagship, depending on the processor it’s paired with. That’s damned impressive—but it’s important to understand what AMD didn’t reveal today, too.


https://www.pcworld.com/article/3585090/amd-radeon-rx-6000-big-navi-performance-tease-rtx-3080.html

Interesting read, thanks for that.
undeadbydawn 9 Oct, 2020
Quoting: Whitewolfe80
Quoting: undeadbydawnMy only question now is will I be able to buy Zen3/Biggest Navi before Brexit tanks the UK economy.

You think its not dead already potentially 5 million unemployed because of covid growth weaker than anywhere in Europe whats worse is in Australia the cost of new parts has dropped by anywhere from 10 to 15 percent where as here in the Uk prices have gone up by upto 10 percent.

Nope. COVID is the warmup. Brexit will kick in good and proper when the borders grind to a total halt and we literally physically can't import anything
chris.echoz 10 Oct, 2020
This came just in time for me to cancel my 3950X order
AwesamLinux 10 Oct, 2020
The new upcoming AMD products look good, but as I'm already on "modern" hardware (Threadripper+Navi), I would only consider upgrading if there is a feature I really want. In my case that would be:

- DTX form factor motherboards with 2x PCI-E slots
- MATX/DTX mtherboards with 2 or more U.2 connectors
- GPU that is ITX size and very power efficient and/or SRV-IO capable

I don't expect to see any of this, except for maybe an ITX sized GPU. If there is one, it will probably be a region exclusive run again, like what happened with the Vega Nano (US/DE) and 5700 ITX (JPN). Both of those I had to import at inflated prices. I'm currently happy with the 5700 ITX so not really needing an upgrade for now...

But I'm always keeping an eye for quality AMD ITX form factor GPUs because those are few and far between
Kandarihu 10 Oct, 2020
I've been on my FX-6300 for what will be 6 years come November. I'm eyeing the 5900X for my next build, but I won't be able to afford it until December. At that time, I'm bracing for the Zen3 to be about as easy to buy as an RTX 3080. I just want to know if Big Navi is going to have the PS5/Ampere's ability to draw data directly from the GPU. It might not be my only factor for choosing what I go with, but it's going to go a long way.
Nibelheim 10 Oct, 2020
3080 + Ryzen 5900X in on month, let's go !
Cybolic 10 Oct, 2020
Quoting: Nibelheim3080 + Ryzen 5900X in on month, let's go !
I've decided it's upgrade time for me as well. Gigabyte Aorus X570 Master came in the post today so hopefully the 5950X won't sell out completely next month. This should be a nice upgrade from my i7-3930K! ...has it really been 9 years?!
Whitewolfe80 14 Oct, 2020
Quoting: undeadbydawn
Quoting: Whitewolfe80
Quoting: undeadbydawnMy only question now is will I be able to buy Zen3/Biggest Navi before Brexit tanks the UK economy.

You think its not dead already potentially 5 million unemployed because of covid growth weaker than anywhere in Europe whats worse is in Australia the cost of new parts has dropped by anywhere from 10 to 15 percent where as here in the Uk prices have gone up by upto 10 percent.

Nope. COVID is the warmup. Brexit will kick in good and proper when the borders grind to a total halt and we literally physically can't import anything

Mmm i know its going to be bad but to cut out one of the worlds largest market for goods the UK does buy and sell more than any other nation in Europe save from Germany so it would be a short sighted move but you are right potentially we could have a situation where everything would have to be grey market at vastly inflated prices. But in that nightmare scenario people would be lucky to be on national living wage because jobs will just evaporate. It will take years for the effects to kick in too just like when the USSR broke up Russia did not have economy worth talking about until 20 years after it broke up but in terms of the new ryzens they will be out by November we dont leave the EU until December 31st so get saving or get the credit card ready.
Whitewolfe80 14 Oct, 2020
Quoting: Cybolic
Quoting: Nibelheim3080 + Ryzen 5900X in on month, let's go !
I've decided it's upgrade time for me as well. Gigabyte Aorus X570 Master came in the post today so hopefully the 5950X won't sell out completely next month. This should be a nice upgrade from my i7-3930K! ...has it really been 9 years?!

I don't think it will i think there is more danger of the 5600 selling out to be honest just like the 3100 and 3300 did AMD biggest market was and always has been and I have to use the term but "entry" level gaming cpus. Plus it depends Asus pulled a 180 first they said no new bios on B450 boards then two days later backtracked and said we will support the b450 on 5000 series boards via bios update as soon as AMD release the firmware. So for me its more interesting to see how many systems brick trying to get the bios update
tuubi 14 Oct, 2020
Quoting: Whitewolfe80So for me its more interesting to see how many systems brick trying to get the bios update
Do you expect many bricked systems for some reason? Unless you have no idea what you're doing (in which case you shouldn't be installing a new CPU anyway), updating your bios isn't especially risky these days.
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