AMD CEO Lisa Su holds up a Zen 3 CPU at today's AMD Gaming event—most likely, a Ryzen 9 5900X or Ryzen 9 5950X.

AMD CEO Lisa Su holds up a Zen 3 CPU at immediately’s AMD Gaming occasion—almost definitely, a Ryzen 9 5900X or Ryzen 9 5950X.


At immediately’s AMD Gaming Occasion 2020, Group Pink introduced its subsequent massive factor in desktop CPUs—the Zen 3 powered Ryzen 5xxx sequence. The occasion was transient—solely a half hour from begin to end—with AMD saying record-breaking inside benchmark outcomes.

AMD CEO Lisa Su, CTO Mark Papermaster, and Director of Technical Advertising and marketing Robert Hallock took turns extolling the brand new gear’s options. The trio paints an image of extra unrelenting strain being laid on competitor Intel. In accordance with AMD testing, uncooked efficiency, energy effectivity, IPC, and single-threaded efficiency all elevated markedly in comparison with present main desktop processors from each AMD and Intel.

In accordance with CTO Mark Papermaster, Zen 3—the structure subsequent month’s Ryzen lineup is predicated on—has been in growth for over 5 years. Zen 3 incorporates a new, unified 8-core complicated that permits every core within the cluster direct entry to L3 cache. Papermaster declared that the brand new structure sees a 19% directions per clock cycle (IPC) uplift compared with Zen 2.

Advertising and marketing Director Robert Hallock took the extra direct method, utilizing charts generated from in-company benchmarks to indicate the Ryzen 9 5900X demolishing each AMD and Intel CPUs. The charts present Ryzen 9 5900X, at 105W TDP, delivering a median 26% gaming uplift (as measured in frames per second) when in comparison with Ryzen 9 3900XT.
Ryzen 9 5900X’s gaming uplift in comparison with Intel’s 125W i9-10900K was a lot smaller, however nonetheless almost unanimous—Battlefield V confirmed a -3% loss for the 5900X, with every of the opposite 10 video games displaying wins starting from 1% to 21%.

Lastly, Hallock confirmed the 5900X taking the single-threaded efficiency crown away from Intel: the 5900X scores 631 on single-threaded Cinebench R20, a major enhance from the i9-10900K’s rating of 544.

For individuals who actually care about thermals and energy, we also needs to be aware that instantly evaluating the i9-10900K’s 125W TDP to AMD’s 105W TDPs could be fairly deceptive. Though the distinction between said TDP is barely 20%, we noticed a 60% distinction—336W vs 210W—in sustained, at-the-wall full-system energy draw between an i9-10900K system and a Ryzen 9 3900XT system whereas operating Cinebench R20 benchmarks. We additionally noticed 30% decrease desktop idle energy draw, regardless of the Ryzen system having a discrete RTX 2060 GPU and the Intel system operating on inside GPU solely.

After displaying inside benchmarks of the 5900X taking each remaining crown from the Intel competitors—though, as Hallock wryly famous, “we all know you are going to anticipate benchmarks”—Su took the stage once more. She introduced that the 5900X is just not the very best finish half within the new line-up. The $800 Ryzen 9 5950X affords extra cores and threads and a better enhance clock than the $550 5900X whereas sustaining the identical 105W TDP.

The introduction of the 5950X late within the presentation lastly explains why AMD was evaluating the 5900X to the 3900XT, to not their quickest previous-generation desktop CPU—as a result of that honor was reserved for the 5950X, which dominates the 3950X and Intel’s i9-10900K alike.

The Ryzen 9 5900X did not get to maintain its single-threaded efficiency crown for lengthy, both—AMD says the 5950X pulled a Cinebench R20 1T of 640, a bit of greater than the 5900X’s already record-breaking 631.

Su additionally briefly teased a Radeon 6000 sequence GPU, affectionately nicknamed “Massive Navi,” together with brief clips of 60+ FPS 4K triple-A gaming. The brand new GPU doesn’t but have a launch date or official specs.

AMD says that Ryzen 5000 CPUs are delivery to OEM companions immediately and will likely be globally obtainable beginning November fifth.


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