Ryzen 5000 Series: Discussion Thread


Will you be buying the Ryzen 5000 Series?

  1. Yes

    4 vote(s)
  2. No

    6 vote(s)
  1. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Staff Member Oct 9, 2020

    dsmonteiro , Oct 9, 2020 :
    Pics or didn't happen.

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  2. razzor228
    OnePlus Accessory Tester Oct 9, 2020

    Stickied Post
    razzor228 , Oct 9, 2020 :
    Now that AMD has officially launched its new Ryzen 5000 series desktop processors, we have a much better understanding of how it compares with the Ryzen 3000 series desktop processors and, most importantly, the current 10th generation Desktop Processors by Intel.

    With each passing launch, AMD seems to have gained a lot of confidence in their product. Their confidence is rightly placed because they have been consistently bringing significant upgrades to the Zen platform ever since its inception.

    AMD is finally bold enough to proclaim the title of ‘Fastest Gaming CPUs in the World”. The 5900X offers up to a 26% increase in gaming performance and a 19% increase in IPC than the 3900XT.

    AMD ultimately seems to have managed to own the trifecta crown of class-leading single-core performance, multi-core performance, and power efficiency while maintaining affordability. As mentioned in pre-launch coverage, AMD’s focus was more towards the gaming and creator community indeed.

    During the whole launch event, AMD compared the latest 5000 Series Processors with the 3000 Series Processors and the Intel i9-10900k. The i9-10900k offers 10-cores and 20-threads with a base clock of 3.70 GHz and a boost clock of 5.30 GHz. Whereas its competitor, the 5900X, offers 12-cores and 24-threads with a base clock of 3.70 GHz and a boost clock of 4.80 GHz.

    Since Intel has a low core count here, they opted for a much higher boost clock of 5.30 GHz to make up for the loss of 2-physical core and 4-threads while compromising on power efficiency. The i9-10900k has a TDP of 125W, which means it is not as power-efficient as the 5900X with a TDP of 105W. A higher TDP usually means the CPU draws more power and, in turn, outputs more heat. To overcome such a situation, AMD preferred not to break the 5 GHz barrier with the latest Zen 3 CPUs. If the 3900X is anything to go by, a 4.4-4.6 GHz on all cores is quite achievable, but at the cost of a higher voltage. We should expect the 5900X to offer a significant bump in single-core and multi-core performance while maintaining a higher all-core overclock.

    While we do not have benchmarks from third-party websites, it’s better to take all these numbers with a grain of salt.


    One more thing to note is that only the 5600X CPU will come bundled with a CPU Fan (Wraith Stealth).

    Now the thing that most of us were eagerly waiting for- “The Pricing.”


    Although AMD has said it won’t be adding more CPUs to the 5000 Series Lineup, there has been speculation that the CPUs from the 3000 Series would receive a refresh.

    Lastly, all four of the announced Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs should be available to purchase from November 5.

    For more detailed information, you can check out the AMD Website.

  3. Shailender Sharma
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 9, 2020

    Shailender Sharma , via OnePlus Nord , Oct 9, 2020 :
    AMD is taking a direct shot at Intel with the new lineup, particularly the company’s Core i9-10900K model, which Intel has previously boasted is “the world’s fastest gaming processor.” While AMD’s chips don’t beat Intel 10th Gen chips on sheer clock speed — Intel’s top chip maxes out at a boosted 5.3GHz, while the Ryzen 5950X (AMD’s fastest new chip) tops out at 4.9GHz — AMD does offer other advantages, like improved power efficiency and a higher core and thread count.

    Intel has confirmed that its 11th Gen Rocket Lake desktop processors will be out sometime in the first quarter of 2021, with PCIe 4.0 support on board.

    The timing of Intel’s announcement is likely not a coincidence.

  4. diablo0090
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 9, 2020

  5. An.I.Am
    Jelly Bean Moderator Oct 9, 2020

    An.I.Am , Oct 9, 2020 :
    So I just bought the XPS 13 with Intel's 11th gen i7, I need to cancel the order? :D

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  6. diablo0090
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 9, 2020

  7. An.I.Am
    Jelly Bean Moderator Oct 9, 2020

    An.I.Am , Oct 9, 2020 :
    Oh FFS it didn't even ship and there's already something better? :D first world problems :)

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  8. notsomahsoom
    Donut Oct 9, 2020

  9. An.I.Am
    Jelly Bean Moderator Oct 9, 2020

    An.I.Am , Oct 9, 2020 :
    By looking around the news it's very tempting but I want to replace this 4 year old macbook pro asap, so I don't want to wait a week longer let alone months. :D
    Tough luck I guess ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  10. DuffyUSA
    OnePlus Accessory Tester Oct 9, 2020

  11. Tokolozi
    Nougat Oct 9, 2020

    Tokolozi , Oct 9, 2020 :
    Oh no... it's time to put you down.

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  12. BYG BYRD
    Honeycomb Oct 9, 2020

  13. Tokolozi
    Nougat Oct 9, 2020

    Tokolozi , Oct 9, 2020 :
    I'm guessing this is why it's posted in "tech"

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  15. Akash_m30
    Donut Oct 9, 2020

  16. NiyasAhamed
    Honeycomb Oct 9, 2020

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