AMD Zen 3 Ryzen – “Gaming Processor for Everyone”

AMD announced its new lineup of Ryzen 5000 series processors for desktop, which is the first chips from AMD to feature its new next generation Zen 3 architecture which represent a big jump from AMD previous Zen lineup. 

 

he new Zen 3 architecture from AMS is based on a new 7nm design which comes with a 20% boost in instruction per clock (IPC) from previous generation, meaning theoretically Zen 3 could be 25-30% faster than previous generation of processors. 

Something to note is that AMS is replacing Zen 2 CPU with its Zen 3 lineup, and Zen 3 would still be compatible with AMD’s previous generation X470 and B450 motherboards with a firmware BIOS update.  

Ryzen Zen 2 was known for its impressive thermal performance, outperforming Intel processors at every level. Zen 2 performed faster and more importantly cooler than comparable Intel 10th generation chipsets. With Zen 3, AMD is offering an average 26% improvement for customers while keeping the TDP (Thermal) rating and core counts same. Better thermal performance would mean that the processor would be able to maintain the same boost frequency without any throttling at high workloads, which Intel failed to achieve even with a hefty cooling system.

Top line Ryzen 9 5950X comes with 16 cores, 32 threads with a max boost speed of 4.9 GHz for $799. Though Ryzen 9 5950X does not outperform Core i9-10900K on clock speed, with its improved thermal and caching, AMD was able to perform better than i9 on almost every major title like Shadow of Tomb Raider, Battlefield V etc. 

Something to note here is that each chip has gotten a price increase of $50 compared to previous generation and the chips would be available for purchase starting from November 5th. Yes, a new CPU needs a new GPU to go with it and Nvidia’s RTX 3000 series looks like an impressive addition to your brand-new gaming rig. Stay tuned for our take on Nvidia’s new RTX 3000 lineup. For team Red, AMD is yet to unveil its “Big Navi” graphics cards built on its next generation RDNA 2 architecture. 

Intel is gearing up for its response with its latest 11th generation Rocket Lake CPU’s. But as of now, It looks like AMD is taking Intel off its reigns as “World’s Best Gaming CPU”. 

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